Spark of Curiosity

The child who needs to know how things work have the makings of a great engineer. Spark the curiosity of your child or student by enrolling him or her in one of Speed School’s outreach programs.

Speed School Outreach Programs

Engineering is an important and exciting field of study, and we want everyone — particularly kids — to know it. We offer special programming to promote engineering to local elementary and middle school students.

If your child or student is interested in an engineering career, he or she can start exploring now.

Contact Speed School Admissions & Outreach Office,  for more information.

2024 Speed School summer camp series



Camp DatesTimeDescriptionAgeLocationCamp Fee
Monday, July 22 – Thursday, July 25, 20249 a.m. – 3 p.m.Additive & Coding Powered by Ballard HS –  Students in the 8th or 9th grade who are interested in exploring the realms of 3D modeling, 3D printing, laser engraving, and microcontrollers are invited to join our program. Throughout the camp, students will have the opportunity to design their very own labyrinth maze and bring their creation to life by 3D printing it. Additionally, they will gain valuable knowledge on adapting these concepts to the laser engraver. To further enhance their skills, students will delve into the world of coding and learn how to utilize an Arduino microcontroller to customize their labyrinth and operate it using a joystick.Students entering 8th and 9th grade for the 24-25 school yearBallard High SchoolCost: $250
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Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26, 2024Robotics Accelerator – This one-week accelerator offers students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience
building and programming robots using state-ofthe-art equipment and software. From 9 am to 3pm, students learn from experienced university engineers and professors who will guide them through the process of operating the robots and help them apply their new skills to real-world scenarios. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity! Positions are limited; apply today!
Ages 17 and upLouisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute (LARRI), University of LouisvilleFree: Signup
Deadline: May 31st, 2024

Speed School camp aims to make life easier for those with disabilities

Last month, Speed School hosted high school students at the Design the Future camp.

Other Opportunities

Other camp information for 2024 to be announced soon.


DatesTimeDescriptionAgeLocationCamp Fee
The Louisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute (LARRI) is a Speed School-affiliated Institute working on emerging research areas related to automation and robotics. This position(s) will assist LARRI research teams with project tasks related to analysis, programming, hands-on prototyping and experimentation on robot systems.
The Engineering Education Garage (EGG) is a large makerspace style facility that consists of two classrooms, open-concept workshop area to promote collaboration flanked by team cages and equipment that students have access to.
The Hive is another successful model for Partnership with Speed School that uses a collaborative working model where Speed students and faculty co-work with Kindred employees to create innovative healthcare services and products.
The Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology (AMIST) at the University of Louisville (UofL) supports and promotes the broad range of additive manufacturing (AM) research, educational and professional training activities. Current faculty research is funded by industry and multiple federal agencies, including DoD (Navy, Air Force and Army), NASA and NSF.
Ages 16-21Summer Works