Engineering for Kids


Engineering for Kids (E4K) at UC Berkeley is a student organization that collaborates with clubs and students from across the university’s engineering community to host an annual one-day science and engineering education event for local fourth- to sixth-grade students. Attendees at Engineering for Kids Day engage in fun, hands-on activities led by Berkeley students from a wide range of engineering disciplines. Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and corporate sponsors, this event is completely free for all participants and families!

E4K strives to decrease demographic disparities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields by working with Title I schools and local outreach programs to encourage the participation of underrepresented students from surrounding Bay Area communities. By providing these young students with exciting, memorable experiences in science and engineering, E4K hopes to inspire a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Event Day Details

Engineering for Kids Day is this Saturday, March 9th. To prepare for the event, follow these steps:

  1. Have the photo release and activity waiver forms completed by a parent/guardian and turned in at the event.

  2. Check out our parking map to ensure you arrive on time. Check-in is from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in Wheeler Hall. Note that these are paid parking lots.

  3. At check-in, everyone will receive a pamphlet with all the activity information, however the activities are split between two buildings so we recommend planning ahead. Each student will be able to participate in 6 activities, which can be found here.

    Event Organization Location
    Fun with Physics: Literally Shocking! Society of Physics Students Wheeler 120
    CD Hovercraft Pilipino Assn. of Scientists, Architects, and Engineers Wheeler 130
    Potato Battery LEDs Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Wheeler 200
    Catapult Design Challenge Invention Corps of Berkeley Wheeler 202
    Paper Airplanes and Wind Dynamics Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi Wheeler 204
    Assembly Line Simulation Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers Wheeler 222
    Marshmallow Catapults Berkeley Engineers and Mentors Dwinelle 79
    Half Life Challenge American Nuclear Society Dwinelle 83
    Balloon Rocket Races Society of Women Engineers Dwinelle 87
    Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Materials Science & Engineering Assn. Dwinelle 179
    Candy Structures Engineering for Kids Dwinelle 259
    Graphite Circuits Engineering for Kids Dwinelle 283


Join us as a volunteer to help us make the event run smoothly! The student volunteer registration form is available here.