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Engineering Discovery Days
At Engineering Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments share their work with students, teachers, families and the community. We hope you will join us for hands-on fun and learning.
The 2-day event is free and open to everyone. Registration is required for groups of 10 or more and for groups arriving in buses. Registration is suggested for all who plan to participate so we can communicate any changes or logistical information.
Students and teachers participate in hands-on activities that demonstrate the exciting work of engineers.
In addition to exhibits and activities, high school students and their families can attend presentations starting at 9 a.m. for high school and community college students to learn about admissions, scholarships and financial aid, UW housing and food options, and the honors program.
One hundred years ago, at the UW’s first engineering open house, visitors marveled at early-1900s scientific advances: using electricity to cook and curl hair, sending wireless messages over a distance of five miles, experimenting with lightning. In comparison, the 100th anniversary of Engineering Discovery Days include forming nanoparticles, extracting DNA from a strawberry, watching a human-powered submarine and building a prosthetic device. Read more about the anniversary in UW Today »
Exhibitors, see Resources for Exhibitors for details on registering for space, deadlines, and requirements.
Video and Pictures from 2014
Watch Ali, a 4th grader from Kent Elementary, conduct an experiment in buoyancy at the UW student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers table.
Enjoy the photo slideshow from 2014.