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.
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.
OU and the College of Engineering have partnered together to host on-campus tours and engineering experiences on select Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall. The on-campus experience starts with an OU admissions presentation and campus tour, groups can then choose to eat on campus (or bring their own lunch) and end with a hands-on engineering experience.
Fall 2022: TBA
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.
Spring 2023: Wednesday, February 22
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.
The 2022 Engineering Summer Bridge Program is a four-week on-campus experience for freshman students who have been accepted to the University of Oklahoma and who are planning to major in an engineering discipline. It truly is an experience that will change your future. Forever.
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