First paragraph courtesy of Cynthia Berger's blog from Engineering is Elementary, an award winning program developed by the Museum of Science, Boston. The darling image of young engineers is courtesy of the New York City's Department of Design and Construction.
“Building for You.” That’s the slogan of New York City’s Department of Design and Construction, which builds the civic facilities city dwellers use every day, from cultural institutions to police precincts to roads, sidewalks, and sewer systems. The agency employs hundreds of engineers, and city officials are thinking ahead to the next generation; recently, DDC launched the “Young Engineers” program with the goal of inspiring students to consider careers in the built environment. At the center of this initiative is a middle-school afterschool program that uses Engineering is Elementary’s “Engineering Everywhere” curriculum. This short video shows some of the exciting outcomes!
What is STEM City doing?
FUSD has Engineering is Elementary curriculum in all ten of its elementary schools! STEM City has EiE kits available for loan to Out-of-School Time groups, including the two kits highlighted in the EiE blog that were used by the NYC DDC "Building for You" program. STEM City kits are available to Flagstaff schools and educational groups. See the resources we have available here.