Outreach Programs

The J.B. Speed School of Engineering supports a number of outreach programs aimed at promoting engineering as a profession.

Read how the pipeline is leading kids to engineering.

For additional information or inquiries contact Ben Craig.

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Speed School of Engineering will host a full day of sessions designed to engage self identified girls in STEM+ (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) content through hands-on experiences on Saturday, April 6th. Parents and guardians learn about U of L’s JB Speed School of Engineering, as well as participate in some STEM activities themselves. Located at JB Speed School of Engineering. Registration now to attend the STEM+H Summit.

This year's summit is sponsored by the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, UofL School of Medicine, and  UofL Army ROTC.



Logo for the Brown-Forman INSPIRE program.Brown-Forman INSPIRE summer enrichment program

Brown-Forman INSPIRE (Increasing Student Preparedness and Interest in the Requisites for Engineering) is a summer enrichment program for local high school students targeting female and ethnic minority students who traditionally are underrepresented in engineering fields. This two-week, non-profit program is designed to enable participants to acquire a degree of proficiency in a technological area through participation in laboratory-oriented studies. Participants typically will have completed the 9th, 10th or 11th grade, have above average math and science skills, a solid academic record, teacher recommendations and a commitment to participate for the full two weeks.

Click here to learn more about the INSPIRE program.

Applications now being accepted.

For more information, please email the Office of Student Success.

Interested in bringing a group of students to Speed School for a field trip? Submit your request for a group visit here.

Summer Camp Logo2019 Summer Camps

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Please use a desktop or a tablet device to read the details of the camps.

Grades 3rd-5th

Name of the CampDateTimeOverviewParticipantsLocationCost
App DevelopmentJuly 8th - 12th8am-2pm

Campers will work with a certified app developer to design android apps. This camp will focus on the programming, coding and design pieces of app development. Campers will get to design both a pre designed app to ensure they have the knowledge of development and then create their own. Please have your student bring their own tablet or Android device.

3-5 grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$275

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LEGO EV-3 Robotics Elementary
July 22nd - 26th8am-2pmStudents will learn to build and program LEGO’s intelligent EV3 brick using interactive servo motors, remote control, infrared and color sensors. Intuitive software with i-con based drag and drop programming interface will bring the EV3 to life.3rd-5th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$275

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Grades 5th-6th

Name of the CampDateTimeOverviewParticipantsLocationCost
Basic CodingJune 10th - 14th8am-2pm

Students will receive an activity based introduction to the basics of coding and programming. Hands – on activities using inter-active devices are included in the “tool-kit” that the students use and take with them. No previous coding skills necessary, however basic computer skills will be helpful. Please have students bring a laptop to the Basics Coding Camp.

5-6 grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$275

Register now

Grades 6th-8th

Name of the CampDateTimeOverviewParticipantsLocationCost
Drones
for Middle School
July 8th - 12th8am-2pmCampers will engage in the UAS industry through a “learn, build, fly, and create” approach. This approach dives deeply into every component of STEM, catalyzing students to develop critical cognitive skills through a hands-on, team approach. Drones have a tremendous ‘cool’ factor, yet require a solid grasp of the fundamentals across many disciplines to design, build, and operate.6th-8th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$275

Register now

LEGO EV-3 Robotics
Middle School
June 10th - 14th8am-2pmStudents will learn to build and program LEGO’s intelligent EV3 brick using interactive servo motors, remote control, infrared and color sensors. Intuitive software with i-con based drag and drop programming interface will bring the EV3 to life.6th-8th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$275

Register now

Advanced Coding Camp 6-8thJune 24th - 28th8am-2pmNote: Must have basic to intermediate coding experience! This camp will focus on advanced coding using an Arduino kit.Please have students bring a laptop to Advanced Coding Camp.6-8th grade (Limit 24)Engineering Garage

$325

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App DevelopmentJuly 15th - 19th8am-2pmCampers will work with a certified app developer to design android apps. This camp will focus on the programming, coding and design pieces of app development. Campers will get to design both a pre designed app to ensure they have the knowledge of development and then create their own. Please have your student bring their own tablet or Android device.6-8th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$275

Register now

Drones
for Middle School
July 15th - 19th8am-2pmCampers will engage in the UAS industry through a “learn, build, fly, and create” approach. This approach dives deeply into every component of STEM, catalyzing students to develop critical cognitive skills through a hands-on, team approach. Drones have a tremendous ‘cool’ factor, yet require a solid grasp of the fundamentals across many disciplines to design, build, and operate.6th-8th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$275

Register now

3D PrintingJuly 22nd - 26th8am-2pmImagination meets production in this hands-on summer camp. Join us this summer and learn to use a basic 3D computer added design software to create 3D plastic models. Students will participate in a design competition and get to take home what they print at the end of the week. No prior experience is needed to participate in this camp.6-8th grade
(Limit 20)
Engineering Garage

$275

Register now

Grades 7th-8th

Name of the CampDateTimeOverviewParticipantsLocationCost
Beginner Coding Camp for 7-8thJune 17th - 21st8am-2pmStudents will receive an activity based introduction to the basics of coding and programming. Hands – on activities using inter-active devices are included in the “tool-kit” that the students use and take with them. No previous coding skills necessary, however basic computer skills will be helpful. Please have students bring a laptop to the Basics Coding Camp.7-8th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$275

Register now

    For more information or any questions please contact Ben Craig via email .