Engineer Your World in STEM Pathways
Engineer Your World courses are designed with flexibility in mind. EYW I: Engineering Design & Analysis can be offered as a standalone course anywhere in an appropriate STEM or CTE pathway, or it can be combined with EYW II: Engineering Applications of Computer Science to create an introductory or capstone course sequence. We strongly recommend that students complete Algebra I before starting EYW I: Engineering Design & Analysis. Additional prerequisites may be required depending on how a school chooses to classify the course.
Here are some of the ways in which partner schools use Engineer Your World courses. If you would like to discuss which approach is right for your school, please contact us.
Design as a Foundational Course
Schools seeking a more solid foundational course for an existing STEM or CTE pathway use EYW I: Engineering Design & Analysis to give their students the solid foundation they need in engineering design and habits of mind.
Design and Applications
as a Foundational Sequence
Schools that use EYW I: Engineering Design & Analysis and EYW II: Engineering Applications of Computer Science as a foundational sequence for multiple pathways are giving their students maximal flexibility.
Students who complete this sequence are prepared to continue with:
- a two-course programming sequence (e.g., AP® Computer Science, Data Structures and Algorithms),
- a two-year robotics program,
- or two more years of engineering design (e.g., the planned third course from Engineer Your World followed by a capstone community service project).
Design as a stand-alone elective
Schools that offer EYW I: Engineering Design & Analysis as a stand-alone elective can place the course anywhere in their curriculum. This offers a unique opportunity to engage students from one or multiple grade levels in collaborative problem solving.
Design as a Senior Capstone
When schools offer EYW I: Engineering Design & Analysis as a capstone course in a science or CTE sequence, students are expected to draw on prior knowledge and experiences in preceding courses to create solutions to the challenges.