We offer many programs designed to reach our state's students and teachers.
Our team is committed to bringing engineering to life.
The K-14 Outreach office is proud to have served Wyoming students across the state.
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ENGINEERS MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE WITH WYOMING’S LEARNERS
Over 3000 third graders across Wyoming learned hand in hand with professional engineers
as part of the nationwide DiscoverE Engineers Week (EWeek) February 21-25, 2022.
Since Wyoming’s EWeek began in 2015, the event has become a highlight in elementary
classrooms. EWeek 2022 mathced over 100 professional engineers with over 3000 of
Wyoming’s 3rd grade students. During the event, professional engineers guide hands on activities
which engage students in learning opportunities that teach fundamental engineering
principles while inspiring problem solving and innovative thinking.
Governor Gordon recognized the event on February 16, 2022 by signing the Professional
Engineers Week Proclamation. The Proclamation states, “Professional Engineers are
encouraging our young math and science students to realize the practical power of
EWeek Wyoming is a collaborative effort with the University of Wyoming College of
Engineering and Physical Sciences (UWCEPS), Wyoming Engineering Society, Wyoming Board
of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, the DiscoverE organization,
and Union Wireless.
None of this would be possible without the generous sponsorship of Andy and Kim Krieger, UW Alumni, and Union Telephone of Wyoming. The CEPS wishes to extend our sincerest appreciation for supporting this important
outreach effort and helping to inspire the next generation of engineers.
Governor Gordon with The EWeek Team
Governor Gordon recognizes WY's PEs
WY State EWeek Proclamation
Pig Piney Elementary
Fort Caspar Academy
Mountain View Elementary
Dry Creek Elementary
Cloud Peak Elementary
Thank You, Union!
The Science Zone in Casper held their Map It! Code It! Camp from June 14-18. Collaboration
among the UW CEPS, the Science Zone, WWC Engineering, and Code Ninjas resulted in
a fantastic experience for a group of 11-15 year old students. Students participated
in authentic and hands-on learning during which they learned about mental maps, the
purposes of maps, how to create scale drawings, understanding how to read topographic
maps, and how GPS/GIS has changed the way we make maps. Paul Heintz and Steven Cowley
from WWC Engineering and Colleen Burridge, director of the Science Zone, worked with
students on Casper mountain in the mornings to use GPS/GIS equipment to map Bear Trap
Meadow. In the afternoons, Thea True and the Code Sensei at Code Ninjas helped campers
use those measurements to code a video game and create the background and setting.
Steven Cowley with WWC Engineering
Mapping Casper Mountain
Latitude and Longitude
Let's Map It!
Back to Casper to Code
Video Game World Created from Maps
The CEPS ESP for rising high school seniors took place June 21-24. What an amazing,
insightful, and enthusiastic group! Kuddos for your hard work and can-do attitude
to make this virtual camp so successful. Participants had fun while learning about
combustion, the sustainable built environment, electronics, and bridges, water, and
the world! Huge thanks to our instructors: Shawn Griffiths, Liping Wang, Bob Kubichek,
and Erica Belmont. Also, thanks to David Mukai, David Bagley, Cam Wright, and Tyler
Grabner for promoting the opportunities the CEPS has to offer. Finally, much appreciation
to Brian Romero in the financial aid office and Kade Russow in the admissions office
for taking the time to support the program.
Virtual ESP 2021
Earthquakes, Bridges, Water, and the World
Making things with Electronics
Combustion, Flames, and Measurements
The Sustainable Built Environment
On Thursday, July 22, 8 students participating in a week-long mountain biking camp
with the Science Zone in Casper stopped by UW to play in the 3D Cave at the Energy
Innovation Center and tour the EERB. Students had a blast in the cave while touring
the human brain, walking on Mars, visiting faraway places on Google Earth, learning
about density, and so much more. Thanks to Jared and Jerry for your knowledge and
guidance in the 3D Visualization Center! Following that, the students visited the
EERB where they saw some labs at work and toured the maker space. Their schedule didn't
allow a more in-depth exploration of the CEPS has to offer, and they wanted to see
more. Plans for a future visit are underway! Thank you, Science Zone Casper, for visiting
Thanks Jerry and Jared!
The human brain
What is Density?
Space between molecules
Teleporting on Mars
Painting in VR
Google Earth in VR
Playing with DNA
Thank you Science Zone Casper!
The very first session of the ML4HST teacher development workshop was a huge success!
ECE professor, Dr. Suresh, and his team hosted this week long professional development
opportunity for math, science, and technology high school teachers. Two high school
students joined the sessions as well and provided valuable insight into how these
concepts can best be used in the high school classroom. During this workshop, participants
learned how to incorporate machine learning concepts into their classroom curriculum.
The teachers and their high school student partners each received a NVIDIA Jetson
Nano to take back to the classroom. Participating teachers and students came from
Albany County SD1, Teton County SD1, Fremont County SD1, Fremont County SD 14, Uinta
County SD 1, St. Stephens, and Johnson County SD1.
HS Students offer perspective
The race is on
A few more changes.
Did it work?
Dr. Suresh instructs and guides.
Thank you for visiting!
Let me explain.
A lot of work.
And the winners are.
The air national guard invited the CEPS to partner with them for their first annual
STEM day for high school students. We all had a great time visiting with high school
students from Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska. Dr. Suresh and his students represented
the CEPS impressively with many interactive demos.
The CSS Team
Augmented Reality HoloLens
Autonomous flying drone for 3D spatial mapping
Raspberry Pi controlling robotic arm
Even the adults had to play
Robot that teaches itself how to walk
Dr. Suresh from ECE getting ready
CEAS Ambassador, Allison, leads the way
Dr. Suresh's students ROCK