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Adopt a Land Surveyor

Dates: Fall 2018
About: Teachers and students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to “adopt” a professional land surveyor to visit their classroom to explore the field of surveying through hands-on discovery and to help students realize the importance and relevance of math and science application.
Sign up: Email Teddi Freedman at



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Computer Science Week

Dates: Dec. 3-7, 2018
About: Each year the state of Wyoming celebrates computer science during the first week of December. This is an opportunity for K-12 students to participate in Hour of Code and to also connect with experts in the field, including faculty and students from the University of Wyoming.
Sign up: Email Teddi Freedman at



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Engineers Week

This year's program would not be possible without generous support from our sponsor, Union Wireless!

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Dates: Feb. 18-22, 2019
About: This is an opportunity for 3rd grade classrooms throughout Wyoming to bring engineering to life by partnering with professional engineers to engage students in a hands-on activity that explores the engineering design process. 

Third-grade teachers sign-up sheet
Professional engineers sign-up sheet



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Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Math, and Science (TEAMS)

Date: Feb. 18, 2019
About: Every February, the University of Wyoming hosts the Wyoming TEAMS State Competition for high school students. During this day-long competition, students are encouraged to apply math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real-world engineering challenges.
Sign up: Email Teddi Freedman at



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Date: March 9, 2019
About: The Wyoming State MathCounts Competition is a part of a national competition series that provides students with the chance to compete in live, in-person math contests against and alongside their peers. This is an annual competition that occurs every March at the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.
Sign up: Email Teddi Freedman at



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Engineering Summer Program

Dates: June 16-22, 2019
About: High school juniors are invited to apply to ESP to broaden their horizons and understanding of the diverse fields within engineering and applied science. This weeklong summer program is designed to give students the chance to work one-on-one with faculty to strengthen their critical thinking and problem solving skills through hands-on exploration. Application available in December 2018.
Please visit our webpage for more information:



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Engineering Summer Program for Teachers (ESP4T)

Dates: Coming soon!
About: This is a professional development workshop for K-12 teachers to learn how to use Arduino and Raspberry Pi as tools for implementing engineering in the classroom. Participants receive a stipend, UW credit and/or PTSB credit upon successful completion of the program. Application available in January 2019. Check out the ESP4T website.
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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4253


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