Engineers Day

Open House

February 24, 2018

About Lexmark E-Day

About our Sponsor!

Since 1991, Lexmark has been a recognized and lauded leader in imaging and output solutions that help people and organizations better manage their information, improve processes and reduce their costs. We are proud to have our event sponsored by a Lexington-based global company that is dedicated to educational excellence, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Thank you, Lexmark!

What is 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.

The 2018 E-Day celebration at the University of Kentucky in Lexington is on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST in Paducah. E-Day comes at the end of Engineers Week, an annual event sponsored by a coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies dedicated to promoting math and science literacy and ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce.

E-Day is a “come and go” type event. Most activities do not a have start time, although a few contests (Egg Drop come to mind) will have a definitive time for judging. Most people find that they can’t make it around to every exhibit and contest because we have so many, so it is advisable to get here close to 9 am. We also have a mobile app to help you plan your day ahead of time and navigate our maze of exhibits. It is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD in the App Stores for both iOS and Android. Click here for the Android app, or here for the iOS version.

What can you do at E-Day?

There are all kinds of things to see and do at E-Day. You’ll be able to explore many of our research and computer labs to see what our students do. Approximately 150 demonstrations, exhibits and contests hosted by UK Students and Departments, government organizations and industry will be featured.

Is Lunch Available?

Food is not provided; however, UK’s Dining Services will have some lunch options available. There are also many privately-owned restaurants within walking distance of campus.

Is there an age limit?

Engineers Day is perfect for school-aged children from elementary all the way through high school; especially those interested in learning more about the exciting things engineers and computer scientists do. There are many things to amaze, inform and delight you at the UK College of Engineering. Even parents and teachers will be entertained. The best news is that E-Day is completely FREE and so is the parking!

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Location

Where is it located?

Engineers Day Open House (Lexington Campus) takes place in several College of Engineering buildings on the campus of the University of Kentucky, including the Ralph G. Anderson (RGAN), F. Paul Anderson Tower (FPAT), Oliver H. Raymond Building (OHR), Davis Marksbury Building (DMB), Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center (ASTeCC) and the Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems (CRMS).

Where do I park?

There are several parking areas that we recommend for E-Day attendees and all are FREE!

  • Park in Parking Structure #5, located at 409 South Limestone (next to Kennedy Bookstore) and then walk across the pedway to the engineering complex.

  • Buses and other large vehicles should park in the “E / C” lot on Scott Street. Be sure to cross in the crosswalk to the main part of campus and then walk up the hill to the engineering complex

How do I get there?

Within the I-75/I-64 interchange in Fayette County, take the KY-922/AIRPORT, LEXINGTON exit 115.
From the exit take Newtown Pike toward Lexington to W. Main Street.
Turn LEFT onto West Main Street. You will drive past the Salvation Army Center and the Lexington Convention Center.
Turn RIGHT onto S. Upper Street.
After approximately ¾ of a mile, make a SHARP LEFT onto S. Limestone St. (this is where S. Upper and S. Limestone join to become two-way).
Parking Structure #5 will be on the left at 409 South Limestone Street.
Use the pedestrian bridge from the 3rd floor of the parking structure to cross over S. Limestone Street to main campus.
Then just follow the yard signs to the Engineering Complex.

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Exhibits

3D Scan Your Face!

HD 3D Scan of your face or hand. .OBJ file can be exported to cloud for later download.

Presented by Swiss Metrology

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

After the Storm

"What happens to the rain after a storm? Learn about stormwater, rain gardens, and more.

Presented by BAE Student Branch

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

We are a group dedicated to enriching the experience of undergraduate students interested in aerospace. Typical activities include talks from industry members and figures in academia, trips to aero-related sites, build projects, movie nights/watch parties, and much more!

Presented by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Altec Industries Truck Demo

Contestants will be moved in the aerial device platform above a target on the ground. They will then proceed to drop the bean bags and try to rack up the highest score. All contestants will receive a prize!

Presented by Altec Industries, Inc. Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Anechoic Chamber

Vibro-acoustics lab with wedges on the walls that absorb sound.

Presented by Vibro-Acoustics Group

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Around Sound

Creating virtual sound fields and auditory illusions with spatially distributed speakers

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

 

ASHRAE

We will have different materials in ice water. The kids will have to feel the materials to tell if it is a conductor or insulator.

Presented by ASHRAE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Ask an Engineer

A place where attendess can speak with an UK alum about being an engineer

Presented by UKEngineering Alumni Association Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Augmented Reality Sandbox

A topographical sandbox "map" that colors contours according to height and updates in real-time.

Presented by SME Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Balloon Racers

Balloon Racers

Presented by Phi Sigma Rho

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Balloons! Balloons!

Ever wonder what goes into a balloon to make it float? Learn all about helium and grab a balloon at the same time!

Presented by BAE Student Branch

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Biomedical Engineering Educational Games

Stop by the UK BMES exhibit to learn more about Biomedical Engineering while playing interactive games that use your body's natural physiological signals.

Presented by Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

 

Biomedical Implants

Examples of research works/methods that are performed in the Regenerative Biomaterials Laboratory of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, MD Department of Biomedical Engineering

Presented by Biomedical Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Biomedical Optical Imaging

Examples of research works/methods that are performed in the Bio-Photonics Laboratory of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, MD Department of Biomedical Engineering

Presented by Biomedical Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Biosystems Engineering Information

Biosystems and Agriculture Engineering students will be giving general information about what biosystems engineers do!

Presented by BAE Student Branch

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Blaster's Roundup Video

Video compilation of mining production blasts ranging in many sizes and materials.

Presented by SME Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Brick Building 1 by 1

Using 1x1 LEGO® Bricks, follow the pattern to create a 3-D mosaic image.

Presented by Bricks 4 Kidz – Lexington Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9)

 

BS in Mechanical Engineering Information

Academic Advisors from the ME department are available to provide information about the BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Presented by Department of Mechanical Engineering

Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering Tour

See the labs for the CeNSE research group

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Computational Electromagnetics

Learn about how things like radio waves and antennas are analyzed.

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Corn-Based Polymers:  Make Science Fun with Natural Materials

Playing games with materials made from corn starch

Presented by BAE Student Branch Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Crosstown Kids

Come and see how the things we use every day work through some simple hands on activities. See how a speaker makes sound, how your TV knows which button you press on the remote control, how marshmallows behave in space and much more.

Presented by Crosstown Kids Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9)

 

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Information

Brochures & pamphlets related to the Chemical & Materials Engineering curricula.

Presented by Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Department of Mining Engineering

If it can't be grown it must be mined! Learn all about minerals, engineering, processing and more through fun, interactive exhibits!

Presented by Department of Mining Engineering Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

Detecting Bacteria in Water with UV light

Ultraviolet light can be one way to detect certain types of bacteria

Presented by CIvil Engineering/ERTL

Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Digital Design Laboratory

Learn about the circuits that are used to make computers.

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Dream Big - Building Lego Infrastructure

Engineers design resilient infrastructure to keep us all safe. Dream Big as you design and build Lego dams and towers. Then test your designs against floods and earthquakes!

Presented by American Society of Civil Engineers Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Driving, Diving and Rappelling... Engineers Do That?

Designing roads, inspecting bridges underwater and dangling from a bridge 886 feet over the Colorado River. Come check out how the coolest engineers do their jobs and test drive the Double Crossover Diamond simulator.

Presented by Stantec Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

East Kentucky Power Cooperative

We will have a solar panel and touch screen with description and possibly a working model of a steam boiler to demonstrate how we produce electricity.

Presented by East Kentucky Power Coooperative Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

ECE Senior Design Projects

Explore current projects for senior Electrical and Computer Engineering students.

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

E-Day Balloon Giveaway

Balloon giveway for children age 11 and under Presented by UK E-Day

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9)

 

Egg Drop

Contestants will create a case in which an egg will be placed and then dropped from the second story. Winners are selected based on the ability of the case to keep the egg from breaking, and the overall weight of the case, with lighter cases gaining more points.

2018 Egg Drop Guidelines
2018 Egg Drop Entry Form

Presented by American Society of Civil Engineers

 

Electromagnetic Launcher

Launch things with an electric energy source

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Explore you Watershed!

3D EnviroScape® Watershed/Nonpoint model provides a hands-on, interactive demonstration of the sources and effects of water pollution

Presented by Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Explorium of Lexington

Explore earthquake tables, T00-Beez, and other hands-on engineering activities!

Presented by Explorium

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Fire Tornado

A fire whirl – also commonly known as a fire tornado is a whirlwind induced by a fire and often made up of flame or ash. They usually start with a whirl of wind or smoke. Fire whirls may occur when intense rising heat and turbulent wind conditions combine to form whirling eddies of air. These eddies can contract into a tornado-like vortex that sucks in burning debris and combustible gases. The exhibit shows a scale model of the amazing phenomenon every 30 minutes during E-Day.

Presented by IR4TD Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

Flash Freeze

Various materials will undergo flash freezing and the compressive strength of each material will be qualitatively tested.

Presented by University of Kentucky AAPS Student Chapter Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Fluid Dynamics in the kitchen

Easy experiments on Fluid Mechanics using everyday "ingredients" from your kitchen

Presented by Mechanical Engineering Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Fluid Fun

1) A colorful demonstration on how viscous fluids flow.

2) Iron particles in solution create a mixture with interesting properties.

Presented by Chemical and Materials Engineering Graduate Student Organization (MACE)

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Fun with Dams!

You'll want this exhibit to be your first stop, as it's consistently a favorite! Learn how a dam works by watching demonstrations with a model dam constructed by UK students. We invite you to navigate the workings of a dam by getting your hands wet and testing different types of gates, spillways, and more!

Presented by Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Ground Vibrations Experiment Demo

A demonstration model that shows how vibrations are measured and how they affect structures

Presented by SME Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Harvesting Hemp

Weather permitting, a hemp flower harvester will be on display in the courtyard!

Presented by BAE Student Branch Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

 

Heart and Blood Pressure

Examples of research works/methods that are performed in the Cardiac Rhythm Laboratory of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, MD Department of Biomedical Engineering

Presented by Biomedical Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

How Aluminum Products Are Made

Students will be able to experience how different types of aluminum products are made.

Presented by UK Center for Aluminum Technology Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

How is cotton candy made?

Biosystems engineering students will describe how cotton candy is made! Samples of this scientific treat will be given out.

Presented by BAE Student Branch

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Innovation in Chemical Engineering

Stop by to learn about exciting topics in Chemical Engineering.  Young visitors can make a bouncy ball and explore liquid layers.

Presented by AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Kentucky Army National Guard

Just eight soldiers and a single launch vehicle can have traffic rolling across a 46 meter gap in less than 90 minutes using an Dry Support Bridge (DSB). The US Army has adopted the DSB as its new bridging system and DSBs have repeatedly proved their value in the field with deployment in the USA, South Korea and Iraq. Its primary mission is emplacement on main supply routes in the rear of the area of direct combat while its secondary mission is to support and maintain the momentum of attack, when water and dry-gap obstacles are encountered that exceed the capabilities of assault bridging assets. To date, well over 100 DSB bridging systems have been supplied to armed forces around the world and one of the DSB's is right here in the Kentucky National Guard with the 2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company out of Burlington, KY.

Presented by Kentucky Army National Guard Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Girls STEM Collaboratibe

Looking at energy in a new and fun way!

Presented by Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Learn About Electrical and Computer Engineering

Visit at least seven ECE exhibits to be entered in a drawing for an Arduino or Snap Circuit Junior! Entry forms may be picked up in 453 FPAT.

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

LEGO Bridge Building Challenge

Contestants will construct a bridge using only LEGO blocks. All materials needed for construction will be provided. Contestants will label their bridge with their name, grade in school, email address, and contact phone number. The bridges will then be tested to see how much weight they are able to hold; weight will be added in slowly applied increments until the bridges fail. Failure is defined as the bridge no longer being able to span a fixed gap. The contestant in each grade group (K-2, 3-5, 6+) whose bridge is able to hold the highest load will win a prize!

Presented by Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society) Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Lexmark

Presented by Lexmark International, Inc

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

LFUCG Division of Traffic Engineering - Why's My Light Still Red?

Exhibit various traffic control devices, detection methods, signs, monitoring capabilities, etc.

Presented by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Division of Traffic Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Lockheed Martin Engineering & Technology

Presented by Lockheed Martin

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

 

Make, Build, Create!

Delve into the world of hands-on problem solving as you use your engineering skills to make, build, and create!  From bridges and towers to ball runs and machines - these hands-on experiments will challenge and amuse!

Presented by Living Arts & Science Center Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

MakerMinded: Digital Portal to STEM & Advanced Manufacturing

MakerMinded is preparing students to fill the demand in the advanced manufacturing industry. Explore how schools in Kentucky have successfully utilized the MakerMinded competition to promote student engagement with local and national STEM activities related to advanced manufacturing. Learn about available activities and start competing today!

Presented by MakerMinded

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Making Biodiesel

Learn how to make biodiesel from waste cooking oil!

Presented by BAe Student Branch

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Math and English - Test your Critical Thinking Skills!

Test your Math critical thinking skills with our hands on puzzles!  Learn about how our program will help your child's learning process and skills needed for the future!

Presented by Eye Level Learning Center

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Math in a Flash

Challenge an opponent to a math battle. See who can answer the fastest and get the most correct.

Presented by Mathnasium of West Lexington

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Maze Bot

Race a remote-controlled robot around a maze against the clock!

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

Mine Rescue Team

A look at the equipment used by real mine rescue teams in underground mining disasters as taught by the UK Collegiate Mine Rescue Team.

Presented by SME Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Minerals Processing Seperation Demo

Interactive exhibit of different minerals separation techniques including magnetic and density separation.

Presented by SME Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Examples of research works/methods that are performed in the Human Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, MD Department of Biomedical Engineering

Presented by Biomedical Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Nanoscale 3D Printing

Nanoscale Materials Exhibit

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

NASA Kentucky Space Grant Program - Open House

NASA Kentucky will open its offices during E-Day to display recent projects and provide information on the program, highlighting pathways for Kentucky students to be involved with NASA and aerospace educational opportunities.

Presented by NASA Kentucky Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Learn about the basics of engineering with NSBE! Activities will include anything from creating plane helicopters to building sturdy structures out of newspaper. Come and have fun with NSBE!

Presented by National Society of Black Engineers

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

 

Neural Engineering

Examples of research work/methods that are performed in the Neural Systems Laboratory of the F. Joseph Halcomb III, MD Department of Biomedical Engineering

Presented by Biomedical Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Newspaper Bridge Contest and Traffic Quiz Bowl

We will be using ordinary newspaper to test the skills of future engineers in constructing the strongest bridges as well as their knowledge of traffic-related topics in a jeopardy-style quiz game.

Presented by Institute of Transportation Engineers

Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Newton's Attic, SPINtron

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Mercury Program trained astronauts to fly capsules in orbit around the Earth. Part of this training involved placing pilots in a multi-axis trainer, a machine that simulated the motions of a capsule in a spin or tumble. Astronauts were strapped into the trainer and spun, flipped and twisted head over heals in a rapid motion. This training helped them recover spacecraft that were out of control. SPINtron simulates this motion as students get to experience the same type of training that astronauts endured in this fun and educational ride.

Presented by Newton's Attic Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

PEIK Renewable Energy Lab

Learn about alternative electrical energy sources.

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Pipe Cleaner Tower Contest

Contestants will be given 5 pipe cleaners to bend and twist into the tallest free-standing tower possible. A T-shirt will be given to the person who constructs the tallest tower.

Presented by Engineers Without Borders Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

 

Popcorn!

Learn about what makes popcorn pop from biosystems engineering students! Bags of this delectable snack will be given out!

Presented by BAE Student Branch 

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Power and Energy

Learn about power and energy systems, build a magnetic train

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Quadcopter Flying Arena

Test your skills while flying our mini quadcopters

Presented by UK's Unmanned Systems Research Lab

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Quicksand tank

Demonstration of earthquake Soil liquefaction

Presented by Civil Engineering Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Robot Maze Rescue!

Our robot, Dot is lost in a maze! Write a program to instruct his friend, Dash to rescue him using simple programming commands and constructs!

Presented by Bluegrass SWE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9)

 

Rockin' Rockets

Build a paper rocket and use a soda straw to launch it. Adjust your design as needed to see how far you can make it fly

Presented by Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9)

 

 

 

Rube Goldberg Machine Competition

A Rube Goldberg machine is an intentionally complex setup designed to accomplish a relatively simple objective, in this case, ringing a bell. They are a fun way to apply some engineering design skills and be creative. Students can enter in groups of 2-4. Each group will be given a kit with standard supplies and a table at which to work. The Rube Goldberg machines will be judged based on the following criteria:

1) Creativity

2) Effective use of materials

3) Hitting the bell in 2 takes

Presented by UK Society of Women Engineers

Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Scream for Ice Cream

Demonstration of how to freeze ice cream and a tasty treat!

Presented by AIChE American Institure of Chemical Engineers Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

See the Sun for Free

We will bring a solar telescope to the engineering quadrangle after the Sun clears the buildings, weather providing.

Presented by MacAdam Student Observatory Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Snap Circuits

Build exciting projects using Snap Circuits while learning about how electronics work!

Presented by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer's Structures and Bouncy ball Extravaganza!

We will be making bouncy balls, and have students participate in a competitions for the best tower made out of tin foil and the best bridge made from straws and tape.

Presented by Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

 

 

Space Age Materials for Bridge Construction and Repair

Composite and high performance material used for the construction and structural repair of bridges are presented. These include pultruded hybrid CFRP-GFRP I-beams, CFRP and GFRP rebar and prestressing tendons, carbon fabric and laminates and composite deck sections. Several field projects carried out in Kentucky will also be highlighted.

Presented by Kentucky Transportation Center

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Space Systems Laboratory Group Tours

Learn about UK's Space Systems Lab and their projects including satellite design.

Presented by ECE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Spaghetti-Gumdrop Tower

Participants will attempt to create the tallest freestanding tower out of spaghetti and gumdrops.

Presented by American Society of Civil Engineers

 

SPIRIT KATS Aircraft Design Project

The SPIRIT KATS (System for Payload Insertion with Radar Imperceptibility, Turbojet by Kentucky Air Tactical Solutions) design project is centered around participation in Speedfest, a performance-oriented aircraft design and flight competition started by Oklahoma State University. The SPIRIT CATS team will design, construct and fly a composite, turbine powered, remote-controlled aircraft to fulfill and exceed the requirements given in a statement of work that governs the competition each year. Previous designs have included a turbine training aircraft and a low radar cross section targeting drone, both designed for military use. Our exhibit is an excellent opportunity to learn more about aerospace, composite construction techniques, or military aviation.

Presented by University of Kentucky Speedfest

Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Stirling Engines and Other Mechanical Curiosities

The exhibit will include 19th century stirling engines and other mechanical oddities. Weather permitting, a replica of John Ericsson's 1873 "sun motor" will be running during most of the day. The sun motor will be part of a new solar energy exhibit at the Science Museum in London later in 2018.

Presented by Kentucky Stirling

Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

 

Stream Restoration

Streams need doctors too. Learn what make a stream healthy and help us construct a new one.

Presented by Bae Student Branch

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

Student Posters of Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Projects

Poster Exhibit - Teams will be presenting their work on their two-semester senior design projects.

Presented by Senior Design - Mech Engr Dept

Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Super, super, super fast

Amazing phenomena revealed at 1,000, 10,000 and even 100,000 frames per second with a high-speed camera.

Presented by Mechanical Engineering

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Tablet Making and Drug Dissolution Demo - Pharmaceutical Engineering

The pharmaceutical engineering demo will begin with a brief overview of the engineering behind a pharmaceutical tablet-making press as well as how the pressing process/ingredients and active pharmaceutical ingredient will affect the dissolution of the drug in a patient's body. We will then jump into blending a tablet using a mortar and pestle and incorporating the various ingredients in a typical tablet and describe the function of each. The powder will then be pressed in a demonstration of how a tablet press will essentially function in industry. After pressing, we will then go to the dissolution station where we can see our tablets dissolve in either a "stomach" or "small intestine" environment.

Presented by ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Tau Beta Pi Speed Bent/UK First Lego League Robotics

Participants must reconstruct our Lego Logo (the bent) as quickly as possible. Prizes for the top times will be given.

Presented by Tau Beta Pi/UK FLL Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

 

 

The Magic of Materials

3D printers, exploding glass droplets, crystals that grow in front of your very eyes, materials that remember their original shape, levitating magnets, and stryo-foam that won't melt or burn! How does it all work? Come and visit us and we'll find out...

Presented by Material Advantage Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

The Triangle Tower Challenge

Participants will construct a paper tower out of 5 sheets of paper and a yard of tape. If the tower is taller than 3 ft and can stand on its own for 5 seconds, then the participant will win a prize.

Presented by Triangle Fraternity Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

The Wonders of Medical Physics

A few demonstrations using thermal plastic, a Geiger counter demonstrating radioactivity on fiestaware, a power point showing imaging and therapy technology.

Presented by Medical physics, Univ. Kentucky

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Three D Printing

Printer in action

Presented by IEEE Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Toyota- Weight and Distance: How do they Work Together

We are going to build cars or have premade cars with add ons and put different weight in the car to see what difference it makes to distance. We have a ramp that will be used to start the cars all at the same speed and they will mark how far it went and we will track all the cars for the day.  We also have two versions of our cars to show a portion of the design process.

Presented by Toyota Georgetown Young Professionals

 

Two Towers Challenge

Using clothes pins and craft sticks to see who can build the highest tower in a set time.

Presented by Science/Engineering Library & Transportation Library Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

 

 

UAS and Remote Sensing in Agriculture

Learn how drones and sensors are used to assess fields!

Presented by BAE Student Branch

Most appropriate for Middle School aged kids (10-13)

 

UK Engineering Admissions Presentation and Campus Tour

Come learn about the UK Engineering program, admissions, scholarships, internships, housing, and more. A 60-minute campus tour will follow the 30-minute presentation.

Presented by UK Engineering Admissions

Most appropriate for High School aged kids (14-18)

 

UK Solar Car

The University of Kentucky Solar Car team is an independent, student-led organization that operates on the campus of UK. With a large and active student body, the team works during the school year to design and construct solar vehicles, which are used in STEM outreach, and to compete in national solar car competitions which include the Formula Sun Grand Prix and the American Solar Challenge.

Presented by UK Solar Car Team Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics Competition

Link: https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr/competition

Presented by VEX Robotics Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 

Volcano Contest

Build and test a volcano at home or school and then enter into a competition to win prizes at the Chemical Engineering Eday Volcano Contest.

Many different variables affect the disastrous potential of a volcanic eruption. Some of these variables are height, shaft dimensions, amount of material, and slope. Ironically, these are some of the same variables that engineers encounter in their daily work practices. To emphasize the power of small parameter changes, we have designed the Volcano Contest competition. This is your chance to play Mother Nature and build your own volcano.

Volcano Contest Rules:

-                 Volcanoes must be built in teams of two or three individuals of any age. It is important for you to learn how to work with your peers because many projects in college and industry are group efforts.

-Your mission is to design a volcano such that the lava will flow closest to 18 inches from the outer edge of the volcano base. If you have a rectangular flat base to mount/carry your volcano, the distance will be measured from the base of your actual volcano, not the edge of your flat base.

*                This can be accomplished by varying the volcano height, mountain slope, and the size and shape of the volcano shaft. No other materials may be used to channel the flow of the lava.

-The volcanic eruption should be simulated using no more than one (1) cup of vinegar, one (1) tablespoon of baking soda, and any amount of corn starch. Pre- measured allotments will be provided for you at the competition, so you do not bring your own lava materials.

-The volcano must be constructed at home using mostly recyclable materials (see suggested construction materials, below).

Suggested Construction Materials

*                Paper machete (possibly painted)

*                Clay

*                Cardboard coated with play-doh

-                 Hints:

*                Starch will slow down the flow, experiment with it.

*                The steeper the volcano, the faster the lava will flow.

*                In the judging, creativity counts!

Be creative and have fun!

Judging and Prizes

-                 Judging will be based on lava flow distance (closest to 18 inches from volcano base), creativity, and appearance (use your imagination).

-                 Prizes will be awarded. Bring your entry to F. Paul Anderson Tower basement Room 59A on E-day 2018.  More details regarding contest schedule will be given closer to E-day.

Please contact Robert Brooks (Robert.brooks@uky.edu) for registration and any questions. Please register your volcano via email before February 18, 2018 if you plan to participate in the competition.

 

Presented by AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Most appropriate for Elementary aged kids (5-9), Middle School aged kids (10-13), High School aged kids (14-18)

 


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