Our students and faculty are actively involved in community service and outreach events here in Cache Valley, across Utah and around the world. Explore the many opportunities available for young people and members of the community.
App Camps are weeklong summer camps for kids designed to introduce the basics of computer science and software development to 6th to 8th graders. Student registration is $40 for the whole week. Student mentors are paid for two weeks of work. For more information contact Vicki Allen at 797-2022. Classes usually take place mid June through the first week of July. For details, check the Computer Science department's app camp website at appcamp.usu.edu.
ASME Pumpkin Toss
You know it's fall in Cache Valley when the Jack-o'-lanterns start sailing through the sky. The American Society of Mechanical Engineer's annual Pumpkin Toss combines fall, physics and fun. The public is invited to watch as teams of engineering students from across Utah compete to hurl their pumpkins the farthest using a medieval device called a trebuchet that tosses the pumpkins in a tournament of distance, accuracy and mechanical design. In 2016, the event takes place Nov. 7 at Elk Ridge Park in North Logan.
combines the fascinating science behind engineering with fun, hands-on activities that teach engineering principles. Come to see how engineers inspire wonder by rolling around in a human Zorb Ball, launching mini rockets, or playing in the 3D sandbox.
Engineering State is a fun-filled four-day program designed to encourage high school juniors and seniors to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Engineering concepts are presented in a stimulating way to encourage learning, problem-solving and critical thinking. Each student has the opportunity to work with world-class faculty from six engineering departments: Biological, Civil & Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer, Engineering Education, and Mechanical & Aerospace. The event takes place each June on the Logan campus. Visit estate.usu.edu
The conference organized by the USU chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a catalyst for connecting students with the engineering industry and better preparing them for their future careers. The overarching goal of SPAC is to increase professional awareness among engineering students. The event usually takes place on the USU campus each March. Learn more about SPAC from IEEE
This event is hosted by USU Society of Women Engineers for high school girls grades 9-11. The purpose of the event is to give girls an opportunity to experience what it is like to be an engineer and explore USU's engineering disciplines. Throughout the two days girls will go to multiple workshops hosted by the Civil, Environmental, Electrical& Computer, Mechanical, and Biological Engineering, Physics and Computer Science departments and participate in hands-on activities. Parents are also welcome to come and learn more about USU's Engineering programs and how to be involved in their child's interest in engineering. Registration is available online at engineering.usu.edu/students/clubs/swe/extravaganza/index.php. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org