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 K-12 Newsletter
December 2014
You are receiving this email because you have a shared interest in promoting STEM to children. 

Perhaps you are a teacher who has invited our outreach programs to present to your classroom. Perhaps you teach math, science, or pre-engineering curriculum through Project Lead The Way. Perhaps you are a STEM professional affiliated with Wichita's STEM mentoring initiative. Or maybe you or your organization also sponsors STEM activities. 

Whatever your connection, we want to be sure you are aware of all the different ways you can nurture a child's interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. This newsletter will highlight some upcoming opportunities we want you to be aware of. 

This is part of a larger effort to increase communication and awareness of these kinds of activities.  Please share this newsletter with anyone you think might be interested. And if you know of other upcoming events, please let us now and we will try to help get the word out. For up-to-the minute information, follow us on Facebook by clicking the link above. 

Strategic Communications and K12 Outreach Officer
WSU College of Engineering

Science and Engineering Fair
Winter break is a great time to get a head start on an entry for the Wichita Regional Science and Engineering Fair to be held at Exploration Place on Friday, February 20, 2015. Students in 4th-12th grade are eligible. Registration fee is only $10. The deadline for registration is February 2, 2015.  For more information visit Exploration Place's website. Winners of the regional fair will advance to the state fair being held in Wichita on March 27-28.

Winners in the Engineering & Inventions category will be eligible for WSU Engineering Summer Camp scholarships valued at $175-$500 each. 
SWE Engineering Expo
On Saturday, February 21,  2015 the Society of Women Engineers will once again host an Engineering Expo featuring fun, hands-on activities for kids from kindergarten through 8th grade. The Expo runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held in the Exhibit Hall at Century II. 
The event is free for children and parents. 
Shocker Mindstorms Challenge

On  Saturday, March 7, 2015  WSU's Colleges of Engineering and Education will host the  15th Annual WSU Shocker MINDSTORMS Robotics Challenge. Teams of students, in grades 3-8, or ages 8-14 from across the state of Kansas will have the opportunity to complete courses designed by Shocker Engineering students. Many student organizations, faculty members, professional educators, engineers, and industry professionals volunteer their time to make this event a success. The Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge is free and open to the public. Learn more at


Engineering Summer Camp Registration
The 2015 Engineering Summer Camps will offer more opportunities than ever before for 4th-12th graders looking to explore engineering. Camps will be announced online on January 6, 2015 but we can go ahead and tell you there will be four camps for high school students, new camps in computer programming and new camps with a focus on art and music. Prices will range from $175 for half-day camps, $350 for full-day camps and $500 for overnight camp. Scholarships will be available. Registration will open Monday, March 2, 2015.  Watch for info at 

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