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.
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We look at the "E" in STEM from all angles — teaching & learning, diversity, policy, and much more.
Checking in on Twitter with the K-12 engineering crowd is a great way to stay current and connected. Here are some tips on people to follow, tweets to tout, and how to get the most out of 240 characters, however bewildering they get to be.
The rapidly growing cybersecurity workforce is perpetually a work in progress. Changing threats plus still-limited training resources make for a difficult hiring environment. But the bots, malware, phishing scams, and viruses keep coming! Find out how to get students and teachers alike started on understanding cybersecurity education and career pathways.
Are STEM workforce initiatives really the solution to making students career-ready? All the ways to get it wrong should give us pause. Read more to see how to get it right.
Is STEM education an academic endeavor or a workforce development enterprise? Are the two approaches impossibly conflicted? Or is there a middle ground that serves both purposes? Examining through the filter of assessment might help plot the way to an answer.
Automation, artificial intelligence, and innovation in general promise to shape the “workforce of tomorrow” in unpredictable ways. It won’t necessarily be pretty, but STEM Solutions attendees saw both reasons for optimism and opportunities ahead for rewarding, plentiful work.
First of its kind in print, our Cybersecurity Career Guide shows middle and high school students what jobs in the field are really like and how to find their way into them. One of the fastest-growing, most important fields in the country, cybersecurity offers opportunities for students of all backgrounds and interests.
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.