Brown-Forman INSPIRE summer enrichment program

The Program

INSPIRE is an acronym for Increasing Student Preparedness and Interest in the Requests for Engineering. Sponsored by Brown-Forman, INSPIRE is a summer enrichment program designed to provide an introduction to engineering to students from historically under-served populations in the engineering field. Those targeted for the program include African American, Hispanic, Native American and female students who attend Louisville-area public or private high schools, but the program is open to all.
A certificate will be presented to each student who successfully completes the program.

The Curriculum

The Brown-Forman INSPIRE summer enrichment program will be held hybrid June 21 – July 1, 2022. The program runs Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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.

We will be operating on a hybrid schedule, the first week will be all virtual and the second week will be in person on UofL campus. The first week is a hybrid schedule, the camp will take place virtually on “Zoom”.

Participants must have access to a device with internet capability, a microphone, and camera to attend and participate in the virtual Zoom sessions during the first week. Additionally, camp supplies will be mailed to the address provided on the application.

The second week will be hosted on UofL campus, participants can arrive Monday, June 27th – Friday July 1st at the JB Speed School of Engineering at 10:00 a.m. and pickup at 3:00 p.m.

Please note: This is not a residential camp; participants will only be on campus from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The in-person will consist of workshops, hands on activities, and site visits.

The Participants

Most applications will be from historically under-served populations in the engineering field, however this program is open to all who are interest in engineering. Students must complete a program application and must be recommended by school personnel such as a math or science teacher. Participants will be selected by the Program Director according to the following criteria:
  • Above-average academic record
  • Above average math and science grades
  • School recommendations
  • Personal essay/statement of interest
  • Commitment to participate in the entire program

The Application Process

Applications must include your recent high school transcript, a biographical essay and a recommendation from either your math or science teacher. Download the teacher recommendation form prior to applying online. Only fully completed applications will be accepted and must be submitted online.

Deadline to apply is May 15, 2022.

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