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.

Brown-Forman INSPIRE

Brown-Forman INSPIRE (Increasing Student Preparedness and Interest in the Requisites for Engineering) is a summer enrichment program for local high school students. Traditionally underrepresented populations (ex. female and ethnic minority students) participate in lab-oriented studies and acquire a degree of technical proficiency throughout this two-week program.

Participants typically will have completed ninth to eleventh grade, have above-average math and science skills, a solid academic record, teacher recommendations, and a commitment to participate.

For more information on Brown-Forman INSPIRE please visit

See what the Girls Rule STEM+ Summit is all about!

UofL's J. B. Speed School of Engineering, School of Medicine and Army ROTC held a day of sessions designed to engage girls from 3rd to 12th grades in STEM+H content through hands-on experiences and access to women in science, technology, engineering, math and health.

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.

The 2022 Summer Camps brought to you in part by
Jacobs. Challenging today. Reinventing tomorrow.

Summer Camps

Camp NameDescriptionDateTimeAgeLocationCost

Coding for Beginners

This kit is the perfect bridge to bring beginner or intermediate levels from block coding to text based coding and to
introduce physical computing with C++. The kit allows the user to experience how different external components are
programmed by a microprocessor. It builds a solid foundation for advancing on to Arduino projects.

July 18, 2022

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grace James School Students Only

Grace James
1615 W Broadway #5502, Louisville
$150

Register Now for the Let’s Start Coding Camp for Grace James School.

Engineering is FUNdamental

Engineering is fundamental camp provides kids with the hands-on engineering experience and foundational
knowledge through fun, interactive, engineering experiments! Throughout the camp, participants will learn about
engineering properties such as physics, chemical properties, statics, and engineering design. Of the many engineering
principles that participants will learn, the goal of this camp is create a solid foundation of experience within
engineering that can spark the interest of STEM!

July 14th, 2022

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Elementary School Students (3rd-5th Graders)

Capacity: 30

West End School
3628 Virginia Ave, Louisville
$150

Register now for Engineering is FUNdamental summer camp.

 

Engineering is FUNdamental

Engineering is fundamental camp provides kids with the hands-on engineering experience and foundational
knowledge through fun, interactive, engineering experiments! Throughout the camp, participants will learn about
engineering properties such as physics, chemical properties, statics, and engineering design. Of the many engineering
principles that participants will learn, the goal of this camp is create a solid foundation of experience within
engineering that can spark the interest of STEM!

July 20th, 2022

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Elementary School Students (3rd-5th Graders)

Capacity: 30

Engineering Garage
1960 Arthur St, Louisville
$150

Register now for Engineering is FUNdamental summer camp.

 

Let’s Start CodingGet started coding with a hands-on car that you can code – Code Car! Code Car is an all-inclusive circuit board that
has 4 programmable LED lights, a speaker, and 4 buttons built-in. You control the code, so you can take the Code Car’s
features as far as you’d like. There are thousands of possible projects you can create with the skills you’ll learn from the
guided lessons.

July 15, 2022

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.Middle School Students (6th-8th Graders)

Capacity: 30

Engineering Garage
1960 Arthur St, Louisville
$150

Register now for Let’s Start Coding summer camp.

LEGO Mindstorm Robots

With LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor, kids gain essential STEM skills as they build, code and play with remotecontrol
model robots and intelligent creations that shoot missiles, play ball, drive around and more! With almost 1,000
pieces, including an intelligent Hub, 4 Medium Motors, Color Sensor and Distance Sensor with break-out interface,
youngsters can also build their own fun robotic toys and share them online on LEGO Life.

June 13th-15th, 2022

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Middle School Students (6th-8th Graders)

Capacity: 30

Engineering Garage
1960 Arthur St, Louisville
$300

Register now for LEGO Mindstorm Robots summer camp.

AMIST 3D Printing Camps

This Introduction to 3d Printing and Manufacturing Summer Camp will be hosted at University of Louisville’s Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science of Technology located at UofL’s JB Speed School of Engineering. the camp is open to 11 to 15 year old students who are interested in using various 3D printers and related manufacturing equipment.. The
three day course will include lab tours and hands on project based learning with various 3D printing technologies.

June 7th-9th, 2022

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ages: 11 – 15

Capacity: 15

AMIST
Henry Vogt Bldg.,
334 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville
$259

Register now for the Introduction to 3D Printing summer camp.

AMIST 3D Printing CampsThis Advanced 3d Printing and Manufacturing Summer Camp will be hosted at University of Louisville’s Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science of Technology located at UofL’s JB Speed School of Engineering. the camp is open to 13 to 18 year old students who are interested in using various 3D printers and related manufacturing equipment. The three day course will include lab tours and hands on project based learning with various 3D printing technologies.

June 21st-23rd, 2022

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ages: 13 – 18

Capacity: 15

AMIST
Henry Vogt Bldg.,
334 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville
$259

Register now for the Advanced 3D Printing summer camp.

AMIST 3D Printing CampsThis computer numerical control (CNC) 3d Printing and Manufacturing Summer Camp will be hosted at University of Louisville’s Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science of Technology located at UofL’s JB Speed School of Engineering. the camp is open to 12 to 18 year olds who  are interested in using various 3D printers and related manufacturing equipment. The three day course will include lab tours and hands on project based learning with various 3D printing technologies.

July 26th-28th, 2022

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ages: 12 – 18

Capacity: 15

AMIST
Henry Vogt Bldg.,
334 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville
$259

Register now for the CNC 3D Printing summer camp.

Scottsburg Advanced Manufacturing Youth CampAn interactive opportunity to gain knowledge and experience with advanced technologies used in today’s advanced
manufacturing industry.

June 20th-22th, 2022

8 a.m. – Noon

Ages: 11 – 15

Mid America Science Park
821 S Lake Rd S, Scottsburg, IN
Free

Register now for the Scottsburg Advanced Manufacturing Youth Camp
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The Future CivilizationStudents will create a city with the help of civil engineering professionals while using additional engineering skills
in mechanical and bio- engineering. Students can build a small-scale wind and hydro turbine, both AC & DC and
experiment with wind, electric and hydro power. Some parts for the experiments will introduce the student to 3D
printing.

July 13th-15th, 2022

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.Elementary School Students (3rd-6th Graders)

Capacity: 30

Maker13
629 Michigan Ave, Jeffersonville, IN
$175

Register now for The Future Civilization camp.

Brown-Forman INSPIRE

Along with introducing participants to a variety of engineering fields, the innovation process, introductory engineering technology, and Speed School, INSPIRE assists students in identifying personal strengths and preparing for the college transition process. Students must live in the Kentucky/ Indiana area, be a high-achieving student and apply for the program; the application must include a letter of recommendation from your high school counselor.

June 21th-July 1st, 2022

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

High School Students (9th-12th Graders)

Capacity: 40

Engineering Garage
1960 Arthur St, Louisville
FREE upon acceptance into the program.

Apply now to attend Brown-Forman INSPIRE.

Rad Science Skateboard Build Workshop

Students will have the opportunity to learn and apply engineering principles by designing their own skateboards. Students will learn about the design process of crafting a skateboard from scratch, including wood veneer layers, build and press the maple in molds, shape, sand, and drill the decks. Students will conclude their camp by decorating and assembling their boards with trucks and wheels.

July 11-13

TBD

k-12

West End School
3628 Virginia Ave, Louisville
Registration.