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about the crucial role engineering plays in their lives.
Designed to appeal to kids of all ages, our books are colorful, entertaining and educational.
They are perfect for teachers, after-school programs, STEM fairs and other outreach.
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We look at the "E" in STEM from all angles — teaching & learning, diversity, policy, and much more.
The rise of STEM education owes much to advocacy work done in Washington and across the country. Patti Curtis, Director of the Washington Office of the National Center for Technological Literacy, has been front and center in this effort for more than 15 years. Here's what she knows now.
On various fronts, computer science has announced its presence with authority in the field of STEM education. See why the next steps will be so difficult.
The many flavors and varieties of K-12 engineering education were on prominent display at the ASEE Annual Conference. STEM integration through the wonders of "engineerizing" was one of the tastiest.
From the tech industry to education policy, diversity and accountability are bedeviling. Will big-city public schools and simple machines based on poetry be enough to save us?
Why and how to get started with K-12 engineering can be big questions. Here are the answers.
The headlines highlighted girls outperforming boys in engineering and technology literacy. But the real story lies with the test itself. It was fun. Does that have to be strange?
Cutting-edge technical sophistication in warfighting tools and systems is a pillar of military capability. The workforce behind robust defense S&T, though, is under stress from inside and outside the Pentagon. See what the military is doing to make things better.
Every April, millions of kids get a flavor for what work is all about on Take Your Kids to Work Day. However, when it comes to engineering, these six precocious kids have already figured it out.
Engineering can be rough on women. But girls are a major focus of engineering outreach. Should we even be encouraging girls to consider the field?
Afterschool programs draw 10 million kids every year. But engineering is hard for them to find. What are the obstacles to raising the profile of engineering in afterschool?
Hispanics have earned an outsized portion of engineering degrees in the last 10 years. But they still have much more room to grow before they graduate at the share they represent of the country as a whole.
Engineers Week just wrapped up with a raft of positive, accessible messages spread widely about benefits and opportunities associated with engineering. For a field with a lot of PR work to do, the signs are nevertheless encouraging.
The dramatic detection of gravitational waves in September 2015 owes much to engineering research and innovations, with roots dating back more than 50 years and offering a useful reminder that "big science" really means "big science and engineering."
No two ways about it, engineering has a tough time with African-Americans, from K-12 to higher education to the workplace. Strong role models and opportunities exist, but the challenges to increasing participation in the field are real.
Passing ESSA was the end of the beginning. For K-12 engineering and computer science, big ideas for change have to start getting real for STEM education in general to hit its marks.
Rescue robots, a mind-blowing music video, and the greatest machine that never was headline 9 great engineering TED talks.
A dash of engineering for the holidays, an education law with something for everyone, and the hair dryer that fried IBM.
Carefully researched, tested by experts, guaranteed fun - our list of engineering-related toys is full of great ideas for play and learning at any age.
Looking at the relevance of engineering to our daily lives provides a rich, accessible angle for bringing the subject into K-12 teaching and learning. From ergonomics to ethics to geopolitics, engineering can serve to integrate disciplines far beyond just the STEM fields.
The most valuable lesson students can get from K-12 engineering? It could be the design process, a template for critical thinking, transferable to almost any problem-solving challenge.