UNLV College of Engineering Hosts "Introduce a Kid to Engineering Day"

Future engineers building a bridge. 

Feb. 28, 2018


On Saturday, February 24th, 2018 the College of Engineering concluded Engineers Week (EWeek) with “Introduce a Kid to Engineering Day” (IKED). This 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.

The College of Engineering looks forward to hosting this fun and engaging event next year. Please save the date and keep a lookout for more information.

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