LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2018) — This year's celebration of Engineers Day, or E-Day, will be held at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. The event, located in the engineering complex on campus, will celebrate everything engineers and computer scientists do to make the 21st-century what it is today. The event is free and open to the public.
E-Day brings together students, families and anyone interested in the field of engineering to learn more about what it's like to be an engineer or a UK engineering student or researcher. Approximately 150 demonstrations, exhibits and contests presented by UK students and departments, government organizations and industry will be featured.
E-day is a "come and go" type event. A few contests such as the egg drop will have a start time, so it is advised that the public be at the event near 9 a.m. to be able to participate in such judged events. Attendees will also be able to explore computer labs to see students' and researchers' work.
The mobile app "UK E-Day" will be available as a free download in both the App Store and Google Play for visitors to plan their day ahead of time and navigate the many different exhibits.
Lunch is not provided at the event, however, UK Dining will have lunch options available. Several privately-owned restaurants are also available within walking distance of campus.
Free parking is available in Parking Structure #5, located at 409 South Limestone. Buses and other large vehicles should park in the "E/C" lot on Scott Street.
Engineers Day will also be celebrated from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Central Time Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Paducah Campus of the UK College of Engineering.