Zoom Into Engineering
    Public Television show targeting 6 – 11 year olds
    EWeek and WGBH will blend their unique strengths to improve the image of engineering, particularly among elementary school children. Children, parents and teachers associate the ZOOM brand with fun and learning. National Engineers Week is unique in its ability to mobilize a corps of more than 45,000 volunteer engineers who will enrich the students’ ZOOM experience by providing hands-on, real-world applications and role models. Also, the ZOOM television show has a strong appeal among girls and minority children, while EWeek is the only ongoing outreach effort in the volunteer engineering community with a successful and steady track record in this area. It is critical to put more girls and minorities on an earlier track to engineering, as demonstrated by many studies, including those done by the National Science Foundation.

    Not All Engineers Drive Trains – Coloring Book
    Outreach Activity designed by SWE
    This book introduces careers related to engineering.  It takes the reader through the lives of 3 engineers – electrical, mechanical, and civil.

    Future City Competition
    The mission of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting educational engineering program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application to present their vision of a city of the future.

    This will be accomplished by:

  • Fostering engineering skills, such as teamwork, communication and problem solving skills;
  • Providing interaction among students, teachers, and engineer mentors;
  • Informing the community about the multi-disciplines within the engineering profession;
  • Inspiring students to explore futuristic concepts and careers in engineering.

    Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering
    Summer Camp for Students interested in Science and Engineering Careers

    A BillFor An Act To Be Entitled


    Pre-engineering Programs for K – 12

      The Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework is one of seven curriculum frameworks that advance Massachusetts's educational reform in learning, teaching, and assessment. It was created and has been revised by teachers and administrators of science and technology/engineering programs in prekindergarten through grade 12 school districts, by college and university professors, and by engineers and scientists in the various domains working with staff from the Department of Education. Its purpose is to guide teachers and curriculum coordinators about what content should be taught from PreK through high school.

     Internet Science and Technology Fair

    The Internet Science and Technology Fair (ISTF) is the 21st century science fair that:

  • challenges students to use information technology tools to discover and explore the future of science and engineering,
  • provides science, math and computer teachers with a means to integrate the Internet and research methods into their curricula, and
  • offers scientists and engineers working within corporations, federal/state agencies and academic research centers an opportunity to invest their time on-line as technical advisors who become "digital mentors."

     The Engines of Our Ingenuity
    NPR Radio Show

    The ASEE EngineeringK12 Center seeks to identify and gather in one place the most effective engineering education resources available to the K-12 community. From comprehensive data on outreach programs to career guidance materials to hundreds of links and readings related to engineering education, the ASEE EngineeringK12 Center offers immediately useful, easily accessible materials tailored to all parties with an interest in engineering education.

    Engineering, Go For It! is designed to attract high school students and their parents and teachers to the wide world of engineering and technology. It does this by focusing on the things and activities and people that inform teens' lives and values. By bringing engineering into the world they already know, Engineering, Go For It! opens up new worlds of opportunities and rewards for teen-agers to consider as they make the decisions that will determine their future.

    This site is a guide for high school students and others interested in engineering and engineering technology careers. By exploring these pages, you can learn about the different engineering and engineering technology fields, interesting people who got their start as engineers, what engineers actually do, and how to get (and pay for) an engineering education

    Resources for the K-12 Classroom

    The ACE Mentor Program serves high school youth who are exploring careers in Architecture, Construction, or Engineering.  The mentors are professionals from leading design and construction firms who volunteer their time and energy.  The program is designed to engage, inform, and challenge youth.

     Engineering information for kids

    Through building bridges, writing journals, experimenting with forces, creating models, discussing history, mapping their neighborhoods and investigating their city, Salvadori students learn by doing. With concrete activities, our architect-educators bring excitement to the classroom, teaching the practical applications of math, science, history, language and art. Salvadori teachers attend workshops, and learn to facilitate these hands-on projects that stretch across disciplines and meet curriculum standards.

    Future Scientists and Engineers of America (FSEA) is a national non profit organization which provides the structure, project material, documentation and workshop training necessary to establish after school technology clubs in K-12 schools.  The FSEA program focuses on technology and can easily and readily be implemented in every school.

     Covers numerous programs including “Zoom Into Engineering”, “Discover Engineering”, etc.

    To increase public understanding of civil engineering, ASCE is a national sponsor for BUILDING BIGTM, a new five-part series on civil engineering airing Fall 2000 on PBS. Focusing on five major types of construction integral to modern life-bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams and tunnels--this series shows viewers the inner workings of big structures and what it takes to build them, as well as the challenges faced by builders throughout history. Hosted by author-illustrator David Macaulay, the series serves as a foundation and resource for the project's multi-faceted civil engineering outreach activities. Working with WGBH, Boston's public television station and BUILDING BIGTM's co-producer, ASCE is making these outreach resources and training materials available to our members.

    The construction and testing of model bridges promotes the study and application of fundamental principles physics and also helps high school students develop "hands on" skills through bridge construction. By participating in the Bridge Building Competition students get a flavor of what it is to be an Engineer, designing structures to a set of specifications and then seeing them perform their function. They are also provided with an academically-oriented extracurricular activity which is recognized school-wide.

    The United States Military Academy is pleased to offer the second annual West Point Bridge Design Contest.

    The purpose of the contest is to provide middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. We provide this contest as a service to education--and as a tribute to the Academy's two hundred years of service to the United States of America.

    The Block-Kids Building Program is a national building program competition that is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters and other organizations. The award winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create an awareness of and to promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry. The program is open to all elementary school children in grades 1- 6. The competition involves the construction of various structures with interlocking blocks and three of the following additional items: a small rock, string, foil, and poster board. Local winners advance to Regional competition, and one semi-finalist from each region is entered in the National Program competition. National prizes are awarded to the top three projects.

    ‘ties’ magazine supports technology education and the integration of math, science and technology curriculum mainly in middle, junior and senior high schools. While elementary is not our focus, we do support them and show examples of good elementary practices. We emphasize design and problem solving as an instructional technique.

    The American Engineering Campaign aims to help people understand just what engineers do, the role engineers have in the many facets of everyday life, and the fun engineers have in their careers. This campaign directly targets students in classrooms all across America and works with the media to bring this story to newspapers, magazines, and television screens throughout the country.

    Schoolyards to Skylines is a resource book of 47 lessons for teachers in Kindergarten - 8th grade. The 500-page book uses both famous and lesser-known buildings, sites, people, and events in Chicago as tools for teaching units in social sciences, science, mathematics, language arts, and fine arts. Each lesson strengthens the fundamental educational skills of students and is solidly based on state and city academic standards.

    CAF offers tours for children and high school students. Led by CAF docents who are specially trained to work with young people, these tours encourage student participation and inquiry. Student tours are designed to meet several Chicago Academic Standards and Illinois State Goals for Learning.

     Article by Bob Johnson - On the Image of Engineers: Are We Worthy of Front-Page News?

    Regulating the engineering and geoscience professions in Alberta is the responsibility of The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). The Association reaches out to the community through its communications activities and special events, awards and student outreach activities. These programs raise awareness of APEGGA and its members.

    APEGGA and its members recognize that engineering, science and technology are important to Canada's future and in competing in world markets; that to succeed in the future, we need to employ science and technology today.

    To this end, the Association and its members are working with Alberta universities, industry and government to help ensure the value of science and technology, and the impact of engineering, geology and geophysics on the lives of Albertans, is understood and appreciated.

    By bringing attention to its professions through these activities and programs, APEGGA encourages and nurtures an interest in science and technology in students at an early age.

     A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering Sites in America

     Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century

    Our mission is to explore all sorts of interesting subjects with clear, fun explanations.  We get into everything from advanced technology to historical figures.

    FIRST inspires in young people, their schools and communities an appreciation of science and technology, and of how mastering these can enrich the lives of all.

    New Faces of Engineering

    National Engineers Week recognizes the accomplishments of all engineers. The New Faces of Engineering program highlights the interesting and unique work of young engineers and the resulting impact on society. Young engineers two to five years out of school are the focus of this recognition program. National Engineers Week sponsoring societies nominated young working engineers from among their membership.

    Raising Public Awareness of Engineering
    Book by Lance A. Davis and Robin D. Givens

    Math Counts is a program in which seventh and eighth students compete with basic arithmetic skills, math logic, probability, and statistics. Sponsored locally by the National Society of Professional Engineers, the program involves 500,000 students nationally.

    National Academy of Engineering
    The Charles Stark Draper Prize
    Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize
    Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education
    Arthur M. Bueche Award
    Founders Award

    Sponsored by the Junior Engineering Technical Society and the U.S. Department of Energy, JETS conducts the "Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science" (TEAMS) program nationally with more than 20,000 high school students participating.

    JETS also coordinates NEDC, the National Engineering Design Challenge program. NEDC is a cooperative program with the National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Talent Network challenging students, often working with engineering advisers, to design, fabricate, and demonstrate working solutions to social needs.

    More than 3,000 local high school students design, build, and test bridges for maximum load as their main objective during this competition. First organized by a few high school physics teachers at Illinois Institute of Technology, this competition is now administered by the International Bridge Building Contest Committee.