The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers a variety of hands-on engineering workshops to elementary, middle and high school students; as well as support for K-12 teachers to assist them in bringing science and engineering concepts into their classrooms.
These programs are designed to foster the interest of young children by making science and technology fun and relevant to their world, and to encourage students to continue their study of math and science to prepare them for later college admission and the career opportunities that lie beyond.
The college also serves as a resource on engineering and technical issues for the general community, offering public lectures and symposiums, and performing community service through research and education projects by individual faculty and students.
Engineering Outreach Resources
Integrated Teaching & Learning Laboratory - Designated as a Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the ITL Laboratory runs an extensive program of hands-on workshops for K-12 students and teachers, faculty and the general public. Initiatives include development of the Teach Engineering Digital Library, creation of the Engineering Outreach Corps in K-12 classrooms, and other programs.
Colorado Space Grant Consortium - Established by NASA in 1989 as part of a national effort to maintain America's preeminence in aerospace science and technology, the Colorado Space Grant Consortium extends space education to K-12 schools through its 13 member colleges, universities, and other organizations throughout Colorado. Headquartered at CU-Boulder, the consortium offers teacher workshops, and provides group tours and hands-on activities in the Discovery Learning Center at CU-Boulder.
The BOLD Center - The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Center hosts or collaborates with other departments on many K-12 engineering education initiatives. These include the Success Institute, Colorado MESA Fall Fling, Explore Engineering Day, Girl Scout Badge Program, and partnerships with local schools.
Additional CU Outreach Resources
CU-Boulder Outreach and Engagement
Science Discovery Program