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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.

Save the Date! The 2016 Engineering Discovery Days will be held on Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23. Registration opens on January 11, 2016.

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.

Exhibitor Resources

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.

composite of images from Engineering Discovery Days 2014 and link

Planning Your Visit

Get an idea of the depth and breadth of exhibits and logistics from 2015: exhibits, information sessions, and parking and logistics.

100th Anniversary

In April 2015 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the UW’s first engineering open house, when 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. Today, 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 »