Youth Programs

The School of Mines offers unique high-quality programming for our next generation of scientists and engineers . . . that is, today's elementary, middle and high school students. Our goal is to turn young minds on to the astounding, challenging, and FUN worlds of science and engineering, and no one can do this better than the faculty and students of the School of Mines through hands-on activities and one-on-one interactions.  Open new doors for your child and encourage their talents and interests.

Spring 2015

Friday, March 23, 2015 -- High Plains Science Fair (Middle School, High School) 

The 60th Annual High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair is coming to the School of Mines campus on Friday, March 23, 2015.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 -- Flight Night with Aero Design (K to 8)

We are excited to announce we will have a spring session of Flight Night on campus! Spend an evening with Aero team’s members learning about the team, the lab, flying simulators, and building a small plane to take home as a souvenir!

Summer 2015

July 12-17, 2015 -- ASM: Materials, Metallurgy and Forensics Institute

An exploration of the fascinating world of metallurgy and materials science -- attendees learn about nanomaterials, composites, polymers, make a Samurai sword, learn about materials testing with a optical and scanning electron microscope -- and more!

July 26-31, 2015 -- Chemical and Biological Engineering Camp

Explore the fascinating world of Chemical and Biological Engineering in this hands-on career camp.  Learn what it's like to be a chemical engineer and all the types of work that they do.

July 27-31, 2015 -- Green Chemistry Camp:  Treat the Earth with Respect

Through hands-on experiments and discussions, the Green Chemistry camp seeks to instill an enthusiasm and appreciation of the role of chemistry in everyday life and to promote a knowledgeable understanding of the science involved.