Family Engineering: Exploring Engineering With Young Children And Their Parents

Family Engineering actively engages young children in exploring engineering activities and career opportunities at an early age with their parents. Family Engineering is a valuable resource for professional engineers, engineering societies, and educators from around the globe who want to conduct community outreach events to increase public understanding of engineering and the role it plays in everyday life. Program materials are available in both English and Spanish and can be easily and inexpensively implemented in a variety of settings. Family Engineering was developed by a team of experienced curriculum developers, has been extensively field tested, and was reviewed by professional educators and engineers. Evaluation findings indicate Family Engineering activities and events are fun and engaging, result in an increased appreciation and understanding of engineering, and parents report an increased willingness to encourage their children to consider a career in engineering.

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