- ASEE: Authentic Engineering: Representing and Emphasizing the E in STEM
- 2015 STEM Think Tank and Conference
Engineer Your World is an innovative, student-centered high school curriculum that engages learners in authentic engineering experiences and inspires them to embrace an engineer’s habits of mind. Collaborative, student-directed projects build resilient problem-solving skills and empower students to think like engineers.
Our curriculum expertly combines rigorous core concepts with cross-discipline perspectives to deliver a rich sequence of socially relevant, student-directed challenges. The project-based curriculum readily engages students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and interests, and in a wide range of educational environments.
Designed according to latest research on how people learn and refined through years of teacher and student feedback, Engineer Your World presents core engineering concepts in a highly engaging, project-based format to make engineering accessible, exciting, and relevant to young men and women. Comprehensive educator support equips and empowers teachers and students to build resilient problem solvers in an affordable, achievable, one-year program.
Engineer Your World is a product of the UTeachEngineering project at The University of Texas at Austin. Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership program, UTeachEngineering has been a leading innovator in the field of secondary engineering education since 2008. In addition to our work on the Engineer Your World curriculum and teacher support program, UTeachEngineering partners with the nationally recognized UTeach Natural Sciences program to offer degree programs for pre-service and in-service teachers of STEM. Our researchers investigate a variety of questions related to student learning outcomes in secondary engineering, equity in access to secondary engineering education, argumentation in the engineering classroom, and the development of adaptive expertise in secondary engineering educators; all of this work informs the ongoing improvement of Engineer Your World.