Now in K-12 Students
Engineering Education, Family-Style
Building a larger, more diverse engineering workforce isn't mere child's play–parents can join in the fun too through Family Engineering, a new initiative that taps into the power of family learning with the goal of enlarging and diversifying the pool of engineering-focused students.
MIT, with its MIT-K12 initiative, is now targeting younger students. The new web site features a slew of videos covering basic STEM concepts; all made by MIT students for $1,000 a pop. They are meant to be supplemental material, but registered users can suggest topics.
Electrical engineer Alane Rivera takes us through her experience of writing and publishing a children's book about engineering with her husband and discusses the need for more exposure of the topic in schools.