E-Day Open House Offers Hands-on Engineering

Engineers Day, better known as E-Day, is February 25, 2017, from 9 am to 1 pm. This open house showcases the diversity of research in the UK College of Engineering. The event, sponsored by Lexmark, offers interactive displays for school-age children in six buildings across campus.

Chelsea Hansing, E-Day coordinator says, “The event targets Kindergarten through 12th-grade students with interactive and dynamic exhibits. Our goal is to show kids what kinds of things engineers do, who engineers are, what engineers look like—they might be women, they might be minorities, they might be men.”

Perennial event favorites are back this year, like the egg drop crash survivability challenge (where students submit their designs for a container that will protect an egg from a three-story drop) and the volcano challenge (where students design a volcano so that the lava will flow 18 inches from the outer edge of the volcano base). Students must preregister for these events, see more on the exhibits list (pdf). Most exhibits allow students to walk up and participate and take no more than 5 to 10 minutes.

Listen to the podcast to learn more, see photos from past E-Days on Facebook, visit the E-Day website at or search “University of Kentucky e-day” to download the mobile app.