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The INSPIRE program targets female and minority students but all students are encouraged to apply.


2009 INSPIRE Class


The Speed School will once again host the INSPIRE summer enrichment program for local high school students.  The INSPIRE (Increasing Student Preparedness and Interest in the Requisites for Engineering) program targets female and ethnic minority students who traditionally are underrepresented in engineering fields, but the program is open to all.

This year’s program will be held June 8 – July 2 from 9:30AM to 12:30PM with most sessions taking place at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering.  Several field trips will also be included.

In order to be considered for the program, students must complete an application and provide a school report and teacher recommendation.  The INSPIRE program is free, but students must be able to arrange their own transportation to campus.

To request an application or for additional information, contact program coordinator Prof. Brenda Hart at or at 502-852-0440.

INSPIRE 2009 Schedule

Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Friday 
 June 8-12

True Colors Workship
Prof. Brenda Hart

Think Ergonomics
Dr. Naira Campbell
Concrete Mixing
Dr. Zhihui Sun
Dr. JP Mohsen
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Plant Trip
to Cummins
Columbus, IN
8:30 a.m. departure
 June 15-19 Production Planning
Industrial Engineering
Dr. Gail DePuy
Intro to Electrical Engineering
Dr. Tamer Inanc
"Can't We All Get Along?"
Linda Wilson
Rae Helton & Fannie Cox
Library Services
Ekstrom W102
Sound & Light
Waves of the Future
Kevin Bailey
KY Dept of Transportation
June 22-26 Intro to Computer Science
Dr. Dar-Jen Change
& ACM Student Chapter
Intro to Chemical Engineering
Dr. Jerry Willing
Ernst Hall
College Prep Workshop
Phyllis Clark
Dwayne Compton
U of L Admissions
Plant Trip to GE Appliance Park
 June 29-30 Plant Trip to Toyota
Georgetown, KY
8:00 a.m. departure
Program Wrap-up
Tips of College Success
Engineering Panel
Pizza Party
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