Are you looking for a fun and effective way to introduce engineering to kids? We're here to help!
Welcome! E2: Engineering is Everywhere started when engineering professor Dr. Tyler Ley noticed a problem. The demand for creative problem solvers, including engineers, was increasing, and engineering companies were reporting a shortage of qualified engineers. In addition, he learned that young people typically decide by 6th grade if they are interested in a career in math and science. Expectations for STEM were growing, while resources for teachers seemed to be decreasing. He wondered how many students might have the aptitude and interest in engineering, but might not have had the right exposure to it at a critical point in their education?
Dr. Ley started speaking in elementary classrooms and working with teachers, and then he started an after school program with the help of education professors. Through all of this they learned how to inspire students early in their education so that they would know that engineering is an option for them. They also realized how to support teachers by providing fun and engaging lessons that introduce engineering through required math and science topics. E2: Engineering is Everywhere became Dr. Ley's solution: his goal is to inspire and support teachers and students grades 4-6 as they learn what engineering is, what engineers do, and how different types of engineers work together to solve problems. Keep reading to find out what E2: Engineering is Everywhere is, and to learn about what makes it effective.
What does E2: Engineering is Everywhere provide? Everyone has access to three free online instructional videos. These fun and interactive lessons will introduce the roles engineers play in our world.
For an additional cost, you can get the following:
Online trainingfor upper-elementary educators.Dr. Tyler Ley teaches educators how to use the E2 curriculum, as well as provide an overview of what engineering is, what engineers do, and how they use math and science in their work. This training is informative and entertaining. We know that teachers have a lot of demands, and our goal is to provide a high value training that is teacher and student tested and easy to implement.
A kit that supplies the materials used to teach our hands-on activities, which can be used year after year.
An overview of the curriculum, as well as information about the research that informs our curriculum, can be found on the Curriculum page. Also check out our Q&A with Dr. Ley to learn more about the importance of introducing kids to engineering in the elementary years.
We feel honored that you are considering our curriculum. Please contact us if you have questions.