Start Engineering publishes educational materials
to help today's youth understand and identify pathways into
STEM careers like engineering and cybersecurity.
We also develop informational resources for educators
to guide and encourage their students to find
the STEM pathway that's right for them.
Our books and learning resources aim to teach children of all ages
about the crucial role engineering and cybersecurity play 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.
The books can be customized with your ad on the back-cover
as well as a letter from your organization on page 2. Info here and here.
Check out our engaging, educational blog.
We look at the "E" in STEM from all angles — teaching & learning, diversity, policy, and much more.
Engineering is spreading through schools in all parts of the country. The main obstacle remains the lack of teachers with adequate training and support. We have launched a new non-profit, Engineers On Deck, to help solve this problem. And we are psyched.
Engineering is growing into a larger part of STEM education thinking and practice. But it’s starting far behind science, technology, and math. We explore what’s keeping the vision of K-12 engineering from becoming a reality.
For over 50 years, K-12 education has been seen as the foundation of America’s ability to respond to threats in a changing world. It has also been in a constant state of apparent crisis. However, in crisis or not, will the rise of STEM education turn out to be a constructive response?
Engineering outreach rarely reaches kids at home, where it might be needed the most. But at-home engineering projects can bring the field to life for kids and parents alike. Read more to discover why and how to make engineering a part of household learning and fun.
Tax reform is just one of various forces at the federal level acting to confuse or undermine STEM education. From elementary school to graduate school, students and educators could soon pay (a lot) more to learn and teach. In response, STEM professionals and educators are starting to get more politically active.
Play leads us to think of things as they might be rather than as they are. Sounds a lot like what engineers do. That must be why toys and engineering end up being such a good match.
“Career readiness” means many different things to many different people. From career and technical education to 21st-century skills, a framework that fits for all students is hard to find. Could engineering in K-12 be a linchpin to the solution?
Can Hip Hop really work as a pathway into STEM learning? GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and Columbia University professor Chris Emdin say yes. And they've got Science Genius in place, the program to prove it.
The announcement of a $200 million STEM education initiative comes with more questions than answers. With education spending in general the target of big cuts, what does this program tell us about White House priorities and prospects for spending on schools?
Cybersecurity education is fast becoming both necessary and popular. Right now, it’s more common in afterschool programs than formal K-12 education. But that will and should be changing.
Angles on engineering and STEM shaped many big stories of the summer, from tech industry gender gaps to travel tensions to dramatic natural phenomena. Read more about it here to get all the details.
Questions about access to STEM education and how to connect it to students’ existing interests dominated discussions at this year’s always-interesting U.S. News STEM Solutions meeting.
Nobody likes the White House budget request, which has inspired fierce rhetoric in opposition to radical, dangerous cuts to STEM education and research.
Congress passed a FY2017 spending bill with strong support for research and development activities, but a bit less than that for STEM education. See whose ox got gored, and whose didn’t.
A round-up of springtime STEM events, including the March for Science, highlights many reasons how this could be a season of change and new beginnings for STEM-interested learners and practitioners of all ages.
The White House budget blueprint would decimate funding for STEM research and education programs. How likely is it actually to happen?
Engineering can be a great career for almost any kind of student. The updated Start Engineering Career Guide shows how, with new features on the cool things engineers can do and the most-recent information on degree programs, salaries, and career prospects.
All the complicated questions about K-12 engineering can boil down this: Who will be there to teach it? Find out how current and future teachers get trained in engineering and who’s doing it.
Putting engineering and literacy learning efforts together in the classroom can be a challenge. Here are a several ways people have done it with success and imagination.
How many bars are in this picture? What we see often depends on how we see it. From one angle, engineering is all about math and science. From another, it's a great tool for, yes, literacy.