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EfA Mission and Goals

The mission of Engineering for All is to develop and research a high-quality innovative program model that offers all students opportunities to engage in relevant STEM learning. The goals of the Project are to:
  1. Build Awareness of how engineering can address global and community-based issues and concerns
  2. Promote understanding of key ETE ideas/unifying themes (Design, Modeling, Systems, Resources, Human Values) by engaging students in integrative, socially conscious engineering design activities.
  3. Increase teachers’ and students’ interest in furthering their STEM learning and augmenting their knowledge about and positive attitudes toward engineers, engineering, and related careers.
  4. Empower teachers and schools to complement science and math instruction with effective teaching in engineering and technology so that all students can achieve STEM literacy.
  5. Conduct research that will contribute generalizable knowledge about ETE teaching and learning.

To reach these goals, Engineering for All will:

  • Develop, classroom test, and revise two six-week curriculum modules (one in a Food context, one in a Water context).
  • Develop a validated tool for assessing teachers’ growth in design pedagogical content knowledge (d-PCK).
  • Evaluate EfA’s effectiveness in engaging student interest, catalyzing learning, teaching important STEM ideas, and promoting interest in further STEM study