K-12 Engineering Programs

Engineering Day


Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Warnock Engineering Building lobby
72 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

Audience: 9th – 12th grade students and University of Utah undergraduates

Engineering Day is a half-day event open to high school students (9-12), undecided majors, and transfer students interested in engineering. This event is FREE and is designed to introduce students to a variety of engineering disciplines.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour our engineering facilities, find out what research is happening in the College, and attend exciting engineering presentations/demonstrations.

Participants are required to register for sessions online. Lab tour space is limited thus presentations and demonstrations will be going on concurrently.

Parents, counselors and teachers are encouraged to attend as well.

With questions or for assistance, contact: Morgan Boyack, morgan.boyack@utah.edu, (801) 581-4528.

Registration will open on October 10, 2016

Meet an Inventor Night

Meet an Inventor

Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Warnock Engineering Building lobby
72 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

Audience: 9th – 12th grade students

Design and invention are daily activities for engineers in industry as well as faculty and students in the College of Engineering at the University of Utah. At this event participants will learn from people involved in the design process about where they got their ideas and how they turned their ideas into reality.

Participants are required to RSVP via the web form listed below. Registration will begin at 6:30 pm, and the keynote speaker will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

Parents are invited to attend.

Click here for Meet an Inventor Night - Schedule

Click here for Meet an Inventor Night - Registration

Elementary Engineering Week

Elementary Engineering Week

February 27 – March 3, 2017

Audience: 5th and 6th grade students

A FREE program and an excellent opportunity to engage older elementary students (grades 5 – 6) in the practical application of engineering concepts and scientific principles. Awards and prizes will be given to each school that participates fully in Elementary Engineering Week activities.

This event was created with the following goals in mind:

  • To introduce students to the field of engineering and the University of Utah.
  • To encourage continued interest in math and science.
  • To share this experience with students from as many different schools as possible.

2017 Registration – is now closed

2017 Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. on November 14th and conclude at 5:00 p.m. on November 18th. Schools will be notified by December 2nd regarding admission to the program.

Once your registration has been submitted, the primary contact person listed on your form will receive an email confirmation. Please make sure you provide the correct email address. If this email confirmation is not received within 24 hours after submission, please try again.

First priority will be given to the schools (not classes) that have never attended Elementary Engineering Week before. All other schools will be added to the attendance list based on the order their form was received by our office. After the event fills to capacity, the remaining schools will be placed on a wait list (in case of cancellations).

Each school must limit participation to EITHER 5th OR 6th grade classes -NOT BOTH. MESA clubs or home school groups (15-30 students) are welcome to register as well. No individual registrations are accepted. We are planning an exciting Elementary Engineering Week and hope to provide your students with a memorable learning experience.

Questions? Please contact Amy Arkwright at amy.arkwright@utah.edu

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Interested in volunteering for the 2017 EEWeek?
Please contact Amy Arkwright at amy.arkwright@utah.edufor more details.

Science Olympiad

Meet an Inventor

April 15, 2017
Huntsman Center
1825 S. Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT

Audience: 7th – 12th grade students

Science Olympiad is a once a year event that invites middle and high school students to compete in a variety of STEM disciplines. It’s an exciting way to bring life science and engineering applications while building teamwork and problem solving skills.

For more information, please visit the Utah Science Olympiad website.