Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education are increasingly important for the development of K-12 students. Between 2010 and 2020, STEM jobs in the United States are expected to increase by 14 percent, but studies show that only 16 percent of American high school seniors are interested in STEM careers because they don't feel confident in their STEM abilities.
This is why the Gallogly College of Engineering is passionate about getting kids excited about STEM education. Our high school open house and summer camps allow older students to experience what it will be like to pursue a career in engineering at OU. We also have programs and activities for student groups from pre-K to grade 12, and we encourage schools to schedule group tours and field trips. When your students visit the college, they can tour our engineering practice facility, participate in hands-on engineering activities, and learn about math and science in a fun and engaging way.
Together, we can get kids excited about STEM.
Family Engineering Nights are a chance for 1st through 5th grade students, and their whole family unit, to experience engineering concepts together. These events will allow siblings, parents, guardians, grandparents and more to get involved and excited in the student's learning. Each event will run from 6:30PM-8:00PM at a location in central Norman and require pre-registration as space is limited. Please note that while the engineering challenge may change from event to event, we ask that you only attend one event to allow for more students to experience this free opportunity.
February 2024 Date
March 2024 Date
April 2024 Date
The Gallogly College of Engineering hosts free hands-on engineering experiences for pre-K through 12th-grade students on campus for up to 50 students.
Your students will interact with OU Engineering students and staff in hands-on activities and experiments. Finally, depending on time constraints and group needs, your students will receive a tour of the college, including our ExxonMobil Lawrence G. Rawl Engineering Practice Facility.
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
High school students from across the state come to Norman each year to see what OU Engineering have to offer.
The engineering design challenges are the highlight of this event. With these engineering challenges, student teams design, prototype, and test a device in advance, bringing their best-performing product to campus to compete with teams from other schools. Each member of a winning team is awarded an OU engineering scholarship.
OU Engineering Days are a summer day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors on select days in the month of June. Each day offers hands-on activities that highlight a different school in engineering. Students are invitied to attend as many as they are interested in.
Please note that the schedule is made available each spring, with registration opening in April.
Spring 2024: Friday, March 29, 2024
GLAMS, or Girls Learning and Applying Math and Science, introduces middle school girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage them to explore STEM concepts through fun, hands-on design projects led by current students in the Gallogly College of Engineering and Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy.
Fall 2024: TBA
OU Indigenous Engineering & Business Day is a one-day event organized for American Indian/Alaska Native High School Juniors and Seniors. Co-hosted by the Gallogly College of Engineering and the Price College of Business, this event aims to introduce students to exciting business and engineering majors and careers. Experience hands-on activities, meet current students, and connect with the Diversity and Inclusion staff from both colleges.
The Sooner Engineering Education (SEED) Center are current OU College of Engineering students who lead our on- and off-campus K-12 outreach activities. These students have a passion for engineering outreach, and our excited to get kids motivated about STEM!
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
SEED Center Graduate Assistant