The links below contains materials to help future engineers find the right career as well as information and project ideas for K-12 instructors looking to help their students learn more about how engineers make modern life possible. These sites are independent of the UND College of Engineering & Mines.
Careers Guide in STEM
BestColleges.com's guide features paths of study, specializations, job options, as well as an interview with a woman with 23 years of experience working in STEM.
Engineering Everywhere is a free engineering curriculum for middle school-aged youth in afterschool and camp programs. EE empowers youth to tackle real-world engineering problems using the engineering design process, creativity, and collaboration.
Engineering Go For It!
eGFI is proudly brought to you by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). We are committed to promoting and enhancing efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education.
The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. The website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and grew out of the work of the NAE Committee on the Diversity of the Engineering Workforce.
American Society of Civil Engineers
ASCE provides a full suite of quality resources to support volunteers, parents and other adults working with students in grades preK - 12. These resources acquaint students with the role of civil engineers in the community and opportunities for hands-on experiences with the engineering design process. ASCE's proven resources appeal to younger audiences and are aligned with national educational standards for science and mathematics.
The DiscoverE website has over 450 activities including hands-on activities, videos, games and lesson plans for students grades K-12.
Looking for inspiration for a science fair project? Science Buddies has over 1,150 Project Ideas in all areas of science.
Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach
The members of the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach are dedicated toward improving engineering education in the classroom; from Kindergarten to college. We have a research program aimed at understanding how kids and adults learn engineering. This research then informs our development of various educational tools. We collaborate with a number of companies to bring these tools into the classroom and then our outreach arm works with teachers around the world to further refine these tools and to support the teacher-user community. The Center houses faculty, staff, and graduate students from engineering disciplines and the education department.
Women in STEM
Resource-Summer Camp Hub
STEM summer camps provide valuable skills which can be used in future careers. In these camps children learn things like problem solving, communication, teamwork, and decision making. There are many Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Summer Camps in almost every city in the US making it both convenient and easy for parents to enroll their child in one. This is a list we of some of the top STEM based summer camps in the U.S.
How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children:
From Baylor University: The resource includes information on how starting STEM education at a young age can impact critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Guidelines are provided for educators regarding what makes an effective STEM lesson and how to use real-world applications to tie the lesson together. The resource also highlights trusted online STEM resources where teachers and parents can learn more about this topic.