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UK to host Engineers Day for students in K-12

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Scheduled for Feb. 25

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2017) — The University of Kentucky will host Engineers Day, also known as E-Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 25. The open house showcases the diversity of research in the UK College of Engineering and offers interactive displays for students in kindergarten through high school.

“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,” said Chelsea Hansing, E-Day coordinator.

Events include 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). Most exhibits allow students to walk up and participate and take no more than 5 to 10 minutes.