The Engineering Extravaganza

You Dream It!  You Design It!  You Build It!  You Test It!

Join us for a fun-filled day of learning disguised as play! At this year's Extravaganza, your future engineer will…

  • Build an Egg Protector to Survive the Giant Egg Drop - Design & test parachutes to protect the magical chicks that could save the world
  • Clear the Valley of Poisonous Snakes - Construct extending grabbers & capture the snakes 
  • Craft Paper Circuits - Use our templates or design your own to create sparkling paper circuits
  • Build a Bristlebot - Design and race your own bristle robot
  • Create a Cork Shooter to Shoo away Angry Birds - Build and test fire your own cork shooter
  • Build a Boat to Paddle Down our River - Create and race your paddle boat 
  • Design & Fly the Coolest Paper Airplanes - Then, compete to fly the farthest or most acrobatically 
  • Fabricate a Triangle Slinger - And, then take it out for target practice
  • Build a LEGO City - Help us create the coolest LEGO city ever!

Move from station-to-station, building cool things all day long with our fun and wacky technical mentors, or settle in and work on a project for hours. Join us for the day or only for an hour. We provide the challenges, the supplies and the engineering guidance; you build whatever you can dream. Your imagination is the only limit!

This fun event is for the entire family. Kids from 5 to 13 will particularly love it. And, it provides all-day fun for less than the cost of a movie!

Our Sponsors

Our wonderful sponsors make this event possible.  Black & Veatch provides critical funding for the supplies, and the UMKC Planning Design Students provides the space for the event.  Our thanks to everyone involved!