Students Head Toward STEM in K-12 Programs
The College of Engineering is committed to inspiring younger students to follow academic and career paths in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – and preparing them for success in an increasingly competitive global economy. UA Engineering sponsors dozens of STEM outreach programs year-round that focus on solving real-world problems through fun, hands-on activities. Faculty, staff, alumni and club members work with teachers, students and parents to introduce K-12 students to the world of engineering, encourage them to find their passions, and support them along the way.
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Programming an early interest in engineering
K-8 Outreach & Summer Camps
Arizona Youth University (Grades 4-9)
In weeklong day or overnight aeronautics and rocketry summer camps, students build gliders, explore air traffic control and delve into rocket science.
Arizona Science of Sport (Grades 5-8)
The science behind the game – statistics, trajectories and elasticity – comes to life for at-risk middle school students as they connect a love of baseball and STEM.
Visit Arizona Science of Sport.
SHPE/UA Science Day
Plenty of Aha! moments to be had for the world’s future engineers at this annual event hosted by the UA student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Middle-school students spend the day practicing their teamwork skills as they, for example:
- Mix, stir, filter pour and spool their way to observing fruit DNA
- Puzzle, arrange and connect their way to an electric circuit
- Figure, balance and construct en route to a bowling ball pendulum!
Guiding Girls from an Early Age
The College of Engineering believes that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue a career in engineering. We are committed to encouraging girls in the STEM fields from an early age and building a community that supports women in engineering at the UA.
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Suite with SWE (HS Juniors & Seniors)
Design challenges, lab tours, club presentations and faculty introductions await you in this this insightful Society of Women Engineers overnight program.
Weekend Workshops (High School)
Learn more about how engineers improve health care, provide clean water, develop solar power, secure cyberspace and build infrastructures.
Student Shadow Visits (HS Juniors & Seniors)
Travel along for a day with a UA Engineering student. Attend classes, have lunch with your guide, and meet advisors and professors.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Elementary & Middle School)
Explore, create and start your journey to a career in engineering with fun activities and competitions during Engineers Week at the UA.
Local School Visits
The College hosts information sessions, or Preview Nights, in Tucson and Phoenix for high school students and families who wish to learn more about applying to the UA College of Engineering.
Engineering Ambassadors are also available by request, as scheduling allows, to serve as judges at science fairs and make presentations during science nights.