Be the Change

A Speed School education is transformative. You enter here an idealistic student with ideas on how to change the world for the better. And you graduate a lab-trained, hands-on engineer — with industry experience — who knows how to make that change happen.

In Their Words

What’s it like to be a Speed School student? Read what our talented recent graduates and current undergraduate students have to say about their time here and gaining real-world experience in our Co-Op Program.

Sarah Taheri, 2019 Mechanical Engineering graduate

“The Co-Op Program at Speed School is truly incredible. Thanks to this program, I got to work at Gulfstream Aerospace, the world leader in business aviation. Now I plan to turn this into my career!”

Amanda Greenwell, Civil Engineering | Qk4 Co-Op

"My co-op has proved to be an invaluable experience as I gained exposure to several disciplines within civil engineering, including site design, transportation, and construction.“

Lindsey Pitts, Industrial Engineering | Fabricated Metals Co-Op

“The Co-Op Program is ultimately what made me decide to come to UofL. It helped me pay my way through school as well as improved my resume greatly.”

Derek Sander, Civil Engineering | Qk4 Co-Op

“The Co-op Program at Speed School has given me the opportunity to experience engineering unlike anywhere else I’ve been before. It’s given me the chance to meet more professional engineers than I’ve ever met as well as explore my major to its full potential.”


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Being Here
As a Speed School student, you’ll receive the benefits of a large research university while enjoying the friendliness of a small-town college. Classroom education and hands-on experience begins on the first day in your Engineering Fundamental courses, visiting our state-of-the-art engineering garage, and being introduced to various engineering organizations.

When you come here, you’re not just a Speed School student for four years. You’ll become a Speed School engineer forever!

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