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 Jessica Newsom, Director of Outreach Programs

Logo for Girls Rule STEM SummitGirls Rule STEM Summit

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 14th. Parents, guardians, and leaders learn how to engage girls in STEM and receive great resources to continue STEM learning after the program ends. Located at JB Speed School of Engineering. Space is limited so register today.

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 four weeks.

Click here to learn more about the INSPIRE program.

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.

2018 Summer Camps

Grades 3rd-5th

Name of the CampDateTimeOverviewParticipantsLocationCost
App DevelopmentJune 4th - 8th8am-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 9th - 13th8am-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

Register Now

Camp Chemistry
July 30th - Aug. 3rd8am-11amGlowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals, and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) chemicals, students will work in the shop to fabricate various items, such as test tube holders and similar gadgets that will aid in their exploration of the world of chemistry. Students in the 10 to 15 year old class will delve deeper into fascinating reactions, learn about the periodic table, chemical equations and the mysteries of molecules. So, let’s all put on our safety glasses, lab aprons and rubber gloves and see what strange potions we can concoct.3rd-5th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$175

Register Now

Grades 6th-8th

Name of the CampDateTimeOverviewParticipantsLocationCost
Drone
Middle School
June 4th - 8th8am-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

$300

Register Now

Coding and Programming
Middle School BEGINNER
June 11th - 15th8am-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 Coding and Programming camp.6-8th grade (Limit 24)Engineering Garage

$330

Register Now

LEGO EV-3 Robotics
Middle School
June 25th - 29th8am-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

App DevelopmentJuly 16th - 20th8am-2pmCampers will work with a certified app developer to design andriod 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

3D PrintingJuly 23rd - 27th8am-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. Campers will take their idea from paper to 3D model using the Maker Select 3D printer by Monoprice. The middle school 3D camp will be designing and printing their own model cars. At the end of the week they will have a soap box derby race. No prior experience is needed to participate in this camp.6-8th grade
(Limit 20)
Engineering Garage

$330

Register Now

Coding and Programming
Middle School INTERMEDIATE
July 23rd - 27th8am-2pmLearn to code over 90 hands on projects. The ultimate coding kit includes LED light strip, speaker, sensor, buttons and more! At the end of the week, the coding kit is yours to take to continue the fun at home! If you have attended our Beginner Coding Camp in the past, this is a great next step in your coding education. However, the camp instructor will meet you at the level of skills you are on. Please have students bring a laptop to the Coding and Programming camp, the device can be Apple, Microsfot, or Chromebook.6-8th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$340

Register Now

Camp Chemistry
July 30th  - Aug. 3rdNoon-3pmGlowing water, blue and red flames, and mountains of oozing foam are everyday occurrences in Camp Chemistry at Newton’s Attic. This camp will expose students to the fun and sometimes bizarre world of chemistry, chemical reactions and exciting things that can be made with the right mixture of knowledge, chemicals and materials. In addition to playing with (safe) chemicals, students will work in the shop to fabricate various items, such as test tube holders and similar gadgets that will aid in their exploration of the world of chemistry. Students in the 10 to 15 year old class will delve deeper into fascinating reactions, learn about the periodic table, chemical equations and the mysteries of molecules. So, let’s all put on our safety glasses, lab aprons and rubber gloves and see what strange potions we can concoct.6-8th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$175

Register Now

Grades 9th-12th

Name of the CampDateTimeOverviewParticipantsLocationCost
Drone
High School
June 11th - 15th8am-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.9-12 grade (Limit 24)Engineering Garage

$300

Register Now

Coding and Programming-High School BEGINNERJune 18th - 22nd8am-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 Coding and Programming camp.9th-12th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$330

Register Now

Brown-Forman INSPIRE
June 18th - 29th8am-2pmThis is a 2-week long, day camp that runs once a summer dedicated for high school students who are looking to explore Engineering as a career field. Along with introducing the high school students to various aspects of technology and fields of engineering, INSPIRE assists the students in identifying career interests and personality profiles. Students must live in the Kentucky/ Indiana area, be a high achieving students and apply for the program; the application must include a letter of recommendation from your high school counselor.9th-12th grade (Limit 24)Engineering GarageFree upon admission.


Register Now

Coding and Programming
High School INTERMEDIATE
July 16th - 20th8am-2pmLearn to code over 90 hands on projects. The ultimate coding kit includes LED light strip, speaker, sensor, buttons and more! At the end of the week, the coding kit is yours to take to continue the fun at home! If you have attended our Beginner Coding Camp in the past, this is a great next step in your coding education. However, the camp instructor will meet you at the level of skills you are on. Please have students bring a laptop to the Coding and Programming camp, the device can be Apple, Microsfot, or Chromebook.9th-12th grade
(Limit 24)
Engineering Garage

$340

Register Now

3D PrintingJuly 30th - Aug. 3rd8am-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. Campers will take their idea from paper to 3D model using the Maker Select 3D printer by Monoprice. The high school 3D camp will be designing and printing their own personal accessories for a car that they will then present to a panel in a SharkTank type competition. No prior experience is needed to participate in this camp.9th-12th grade
(Limit 20)
Engineering Garage

$330

Register Now

    For more information or any questions please contact Jessica Newsom via email .