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VIRTUAL CAMP: Intro to Game Development

Everybody loves to play video games. But have you ever wondered what it takes to make a game like that? Join UK Engineering and Newton’s Attic for Intro to Game Development, a VIRTUAL one-week summer program for high school students.

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VIRTUAL CAMP: Creative Aviation

Join us as we build a series of aircraft and learn what makes them work. Using laser-cut foam and wood designs, students will progress from building simple models to a complex flying wing with fully moveable control surfaces.  You will learn about aerospace theory, aerospace history, fabrication techniques, aircraft setup and flight maneuvers. Join UK Engineering and Newton’s Attic for Creative Aviation, a VIRTUAL one-week, half-day summer program for high school students. June 22-26, 2020.

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VIRTUAL CAMP: Retro Arcade Raspberry Pi

Ever wish you could live in the glory days of video games? Using Raspberry Pi microcomputers, we will construct a miniature gaming console that can play all of your favorite vintage games. Through the process of building this console, we will learn about how to use the Raspberry Pi, how it’s possible to use it to play these games, and even dive a little bit into the history of the games themselves. Join UK Engineering and Newton’s Attic for Retro Arcade, a VIRTUAL one-week, half-day summer program for high school students. July 6-10, 2020.

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VIRTUAL CAMP: Pinball Wizard

You may have traveled from Soho down to Brighton, but Newton’s Attic is willing to bet that you have never played a pinball machine that you actually built yourself. That’s exactly what you will do in Pinball Wizard, an online, interactive and hands-on engineering activity you experience at home this summer. In this camp, we will send participants an extensive kit of wooden, metal, and electronic parts from which you assemble and customize a functional, table-top size pinball machine. Join UK Engineering and Newton’s Attic for Pinball Wizard, a VIRTUAL one-week, half-day summer program for high school students. July 20-24, 2020.

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VIRTUAL CAMP: UK Electrical and Computer Engineering Workshop (Session 1)

Have you ever wondered how electronic devices make sounds? How does one build a simple electronic instrument? Our two electrical and computer engineering summer camps will show you different fun versions of those, and provide some insight into how everyday electronics are designed and built along the way. Join UK Electrical and Computer Engineering for their 2020 Summer Workshop, a VIRTUAL two-day, half-day summer program for high school students. June 22-23, 2020.

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Recurring Events

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Lexmark E-Day

Engineers Day, or E-Day, is a celebration of everything engineering has to offer. From building bridges to discovering new medications to writing the software that powers our cell phones, engineers and computer scientists do the things that make our 21st-century world work. Activities for all ages!

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Kentucky Science Olympiad

UK is the home of Kentucky Science Olympiad! Each year, we host more than 800 middle and high school students on campus for a day of academic STEM competition for students who participate in Science Olympiad at their schools.

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Big Blue Regatta

UK Engineering’s annual high school STEM Challenge/boat race competition, where teams of students create cardboard boats and race them across the pool in the UK Lancaster Aquatic Center.

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Rubik’s Cube Tournament

Do you cube? This Rubik's cube competition is for people of all ages and levels. There will be multiple events for different puzzles, so not just the original 3x3 Rubik's cube. The event is also not necessarily a competitive event, but a time to meet fellow cubers and interact and learn from cubers of all levels!

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Women in Engineering Day

Students grades 10-12 will interact with alumni, faculty, staff and students as they explore UK Engineering. Learn about the process of applying to UK, discover what it takes to be a successful engineering student, meet UK Engineering staff and faculty, and engage with current leaders in the UK Society of Women Engineers. Parents and guardians will also learn how they can help their student pursue a career in engineering during a unique parent/guardian workshop. A complimentary lunch is included. An optional tour of campus will be available at the conclusion of WiE Day activities.

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Summer Programs

Get a head start on your engineering education while having fun! K-12 Summer Programs such as the Engineering Dean’s Academy and Women in Engineering (WiE) Explore are residential summer camps for students to learn about engineering while making lifelong friendships. PLEASE NOTE: All K-12 Summer Programs have either been cancelled or moved to virtual programs in response to COVID-19.