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Kids Tech University

Registration for Kids Tech University 2017 opens November 5. 

KTU is designed to spark youth interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through fun and interesting "why" inquiries while introducing students to a college campus atmosphere.

The Works has partnered with Denison University and The Ohio State University at Newark for the fourth year to bring Kids’ Tech University (KTU) to Licking County. KTU is designed to spark youth interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through fun and interesting "why" inquiries while introducing students to a college campus atmosphere. Students aged 9-12 will participate in four sessions of interactive on-campus STEM learning led by university faculty members while parents attend "Explore College" informational sessions. KTU students and their parents will convene on the campuses of Denison University, Ohio State Newark, and The Works one Saturday per month in January, February, March and April 2017.

Registration: Opens November 5 and will continue until the course is filled

Ages: 9 - 12

Cost: $100 per student (same cost for both Works' members and non-members). Cost includes the four KTU sessions, lunch for students, an "I am the Future of Science" t-shirt.

To Register: Applicants can register in person at The Works, Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., or by telephone at 740-349-9277. Fill out the registration form and submit payment to complete your registration. Download the required KTU registration forms.

Info you Need to Know:

  • Payment must accompany registration
  • Student and one adult must attend all four sessions
  • After registering through The Works, you will also need to complete a survey for the Virginia Tech site. To do so, please visit http://kidstechuniversity-ohio.vbi.vt.edu/ and click on enrollment tab on the left side of the page. Once on the enrollment page scroll to the bottom and click the enrollment box. This will take you to a preregistration survey, which must be completed as part of the registration process. 


Sponsorship Options:
Need-based sponsorships are available for this program, with a primary designation for Licking County residents. Newark City Students should apply for sponsorship through A Call to College by filling out the application found at http://www.acalltocollege.org/KidsTechUniversity.aspx. Other students in need of sponsorship should contact Kim Clark at The Works at 740-670-8034 to receive a sponsorship application. Sponsorship deadline is Friday, December 2.

Sessions: All sessions are 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday, January 14 - Held at The Ohio State University at Newark
"How do engineers work with solar and wind power?"
Dr. Jolanta Janiszewska, Department of Engineering

Saturday, February 11 - Held at Denison University
"Why do volcanoes erupt?"
Dr. Erik Klemetti, Department of Geosciences and Environmental Studies

Saturday, March 4 - Held at Denison University
"How did your body do that?"
Dr. Melanie Lott, Department of Astronomy and Physics

Saturday, April 8 - Held at The Works
"How do we know black holes exist if we can't see them?"
Dr. Mike Stamatikos, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University at Newark