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May 3, 2024

Video: Washington students learn about engineering at Discovery Days

Discovery Days is back for the first time since 2019!

This University of Washington College of Engineering event brings thousands of elementary and middle school students from all over Washington to campus to be engineers for a day. Students participate in more than 100 hands-on activities — with names like “Walk on Water” and “Electrochemical Engin-earring” — that demonstrate cool engineering concepts.

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This year 3,801 students registered to attend the event on May 2 and 3,495 students registered to attend the event on May 3.

Discovery Days is part of the College of Engineering’s effort to prepare K-12 students for success in STEM. Kids, parents and teachers get a chance to meet UW engineering faculty, staff and students for a fun and educational day of activities including making ice cream, creating colorful earrings from titanium metal, building a mini edible bridge, and seeing demonstrations of drones, robots, cars, trucks and aircraft.