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Introduce a Kid to Engineering

Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
UNLV Thomas T. Beam Engineering Complex

On Saturday, February 16th and 24th, 2019 the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's College of Engineering will host “Introduce a Kid to Engineering Day” (IKED). 

Last year, the College of Engineering reached out to 60 CCSD schools in an effort to help younger generations engage in STEM-based learning and discover the fun of engineering. The event hosted 170 second through fifth-grade students, making this year’s IKED the most attended.

The children, led by Engineering faculty and student organizations, were rotated between six activity stations which included:

  • NASA Lander- Students designed a gadget meant to safely land astronauts on the ground.
  • Electroscope- Made an electroscope to test the presence of static electricity in an object.
  • Zip Line- Created a way to carry an object from the top to the bottom of a zip line.
  • Arch Bridge- Explored the physics of bridges and built an arch bridge.
  • Hour of Code- Discovered the basics of coding by making an app or writing a program.
  • Cow’s Eye-Watched a live dissection of a cow’s eyeball.

Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, Eweek promotes and works towards a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding and interest in engineering and technology careers.