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.
Engineering for Kids Day is this Saturday, March 9th. To prepare for the event, follow these steps:
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.
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.
|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.
Engineering for Kids Day would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Our sponsors range from providing funding and fun raffle prizes for the students, to sending guest speakers and helping host activities. This year, E4K would like to reward generous sponsors by rewarding donations in tiers. They are as follows:
|Donations up to $500||Donations up to $1000||Donations above $1000|
|Tax deductible donation||✔||✔||✔|
|Company name and logo on website||✔||✔||✔|
|Company logo on all E4K day promotional materials||✔||✔|
|Display of company banner at E4K Day||✔|
|Company featured on E4K social media||✔|
Thank you to these companies for helping make past events a success!