Registration is now open! 

We are excited to announce that schools registration for Engineering EXPO 2015 is now open! Schools registration for EXPO 2015 will be managed through Eventbrite. Please note that there are two schools registration links, one for each day of EXPO. After registering your students, you will receive more detailed information regarding the competitions and presentations being offered during your visit. Please see links below to register.
Engineering EXPO at the College of Engineering (COE) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW) is a three day exposition that encourages students of all ages to explore the fields of science and engineering. Organized entirely by students, this biennial event serves to unite elementary, middle, high school and college students, industry leaders, UW faculty and staff, and members of the Madison community through keynote presentations and demonstrations, competitions and a multitude of exhibits showcasing what engineering is all about. EXPO 2015 will take place Thursday, April 16th through Saturday, April 18, 2015. This year’s theme is “Creativity in High Gear!”
EXPO features many exciting hands-on competitions that give students a chance to experience much of what scientists and engineers do on a daily basis. These competitions inspire students to use imagination, creativity and critical thinking to complete challenges. EXPO hosts both mini and professional competitions throughout the three day event. Mini competitions offer fun and enlightening challenges that require no prior preparation. Professional competitions require some advance preparation for schools that would like an even greater challenge at EXPO. Additionally, EXPO 2015 will feature a competition focused solely on robotics using Lego NXT Robot Kits. Students will not need to prepare beforehand in order to compete in the Robotics Competition.

Examples of EXPO competitions include:

  • Static Electricity Soda Can Dash - Students will race pop cans using electric forces from charged balloons!
  • Tie Dye Pendulum - Teachers can decorate their classrooms with a unique painting made by their students and the earth’s gravity acting on a pendulum!
  • Catapult Challenge- With the goal of heaving a projectile the furthest, students will create catapults from scratch!


Engineering students and student organizations will be displaying their engineering projects at EXPO to present new and innovative ideas and encourage prospective students to pursue majors in science, math, and engineering. Many Fortune 500 companies also attend to demonstrate the latest technology in the industry; and keynote presentations from speakers on- and off- campus will take place throughout EXPO as well. Bubble Wonders and The Wonders of Physics are sure to be popular attractions at EXPO 2015!

Important Information:

EXPO 2015 will be held from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM Thursday and Friday; and 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM on Saturday. Schools may choose any day to attend; however, target populations for each day are as follows:

Elementary and Middle School Students: Thursday, April 16th

Middle School and High School Students: Friday, April 17th

Tickets for EXPO 2015 are $5 per person. Teachers and chaperones are free. We will have a NEW registration process for schools attending EXPO this year, so stay tuned for more information. School registration will begin soon.

Check out EXPO online!

Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have via email at

We hope to see you at Engineering EXPO 2015!

Carlton Fischer –School Outreach Chair