8 Great Videos to Teach the Engineering Design Process

Videos about the engineering design process can make an abstract, seemingly vague topic into something interesting and fun for students to learn about and apply. These 8 videos run the gamut of approach and emphasis, but all deliver a useful, engaging treatment of the issue. There’s something here for all ages, from elementary to high school.

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Engineering a Growth Area in Education and Beyond

More and more students are crowding into engineering classrooms every year. The new, 3rd edition of our Engineering Career Guide shows why the field is an exciting, accessible career option for students of all kinds. Engineering educators and advocates can use it to show middle and high school students how engineering is a driving force behind green technologies and a bounty of other innovations that make our lives better, safer, and even just more fun.

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A Head Start in Engineering Can Begin at Home

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.

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The Heart of the Matter: How to Inspire Future Engineers

Engineering can seem like the Tin Man of professions, eminently useful but lacking heart. Here's a rich, fun talk with Dave Goldberg, of "A Whole New Engineer" fame, about how to show students the engaging, inspiring possibilities of the field.

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Making STEM a Solid Pillar of National Security

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.

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"Nobody's Figured It Out": Diversity and Outreach

The first step in solving the STEM diversity problem is effective outreach. Only problem - it's really hard to do. Take a closer look at why people so often get it wrong, and how some people get it right.

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Dreams Need Doing - Does Engineering Outreach?

By any measure, engineering outreach is a growth industry. But graduation rates have lagged, especially among women and African-Americans. For all this activity, why haven't more students gone into engineering? Does the problem lie with engineering or somewhere else?

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