What is Engineering?
Engineering is the systematic application of knowledge and experience to solve problems and protect and improve lives. Learn more about engineering and how it can improve learning in preK-12 education.
Engineering Design
Engineering design is the method that engineers use to identify and solve problems. This powerful process is flexible enough to work in almost any situation and has been mapped out in many different ways.

There is no single right way to implement this process.
Engineering Energizes Education

Engineering experiences can help improve achievement in math and science, foster the ability to engage in design, generate interest in vital careers, and increase technological literacy.

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  • Celebrating Engineering + Promoting Cross Cultural Understanding = Design Squad Global

    Linda Kekelis with Saranya Sathananthan and Caleb Herod

    Are you considering engineering for your afterschool program? Are you looking for new ideas to rev up your engineering class? Design Squad Global may be what you are looking for.

    Engineering is on the rise in K-12 education, both in school and after school. That’s a good thing since engineering needs cultivating early. Unlike most majors, high school seniors need to declare their interest i n engineering when they apply to most colleges. Educators have used engineering design challenges like the Egg Drop Project and Build a Better Mouse Trap to make engineering fun and engaging. But how can we build upon hands-on activities like these to get more youth interested in studies and careers in engineering? We think we have an answer.

    Combine engineering activities with purpose. Give kids a chance to design real projects that meet a real need. This is what engineering is, isn’t it? Engineers design products and services ...

  • Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 AT 2:53 PM

    Posted by Greg  PearsonGreg Pearson

    Every year in February for more than 65 years, the role of engineering in improving our lives is celebrated through Engineers Week.
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  • STEM 2014 SVCC

    AddedApril 23, 2015

    Middle and high school teachers build a prosthetic hand using a 3D printer. It’s an attempt to solve a real-world challenge for one teacher’s daughter. [keywords: social good; design; systems]