ENME

News Story

High School Students Discover Engineering with ME Professor’s Help

High School Students Discover Engineering with ME Professor’s Help

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Ken Kiger delivered an overview of mechanical engineering to a group of 29 high school juniors and seniors in late July for the Discovering Engineering summer camp program. The students had the opportunity to explore different engineering disciplines, and participated in a variety of activities including laboratory work and demonstrations, lectures, discussions, computer instruction and a team design project.

Kiger led an activity where students built a small steam-powered boat, which they raced down a waterway. The activity integrated some core principles of mechanical engineering, and connected those concepts with what they had already learned in high school.

Kiger was selected as a Keystone Professor in 2006. The Keystone program honors those faculty committed to fostering an outstanding undergraduate education.

August 15, 2006


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

Materials Science Undergrad Receives Scholarship at 2018 Clean Energy Summit

Can Cascading Pools Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay?

Romano Awarded SWE Scholarship

UMD Team's Autonomous Drone Takes 3rd in International Race

UMD Transportation Experts Awarded $1 Million DOE Grant to Reduce Transportation Energy Use and Emissions

With Engineering Projects, UMD Students Seek to Boost Education Access, Public Health, and Sustainability

Maryland Robotics Center students participate in FAA STEM outreach event

UMD to Lead Milestone NSF High School Engineering Pilot Course

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts