How We Started

Engineer Your World is a product of the UTeachEngineering project at The University of Texas at Austin. Originally 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. UTeachEngineering began as a collaborative initiative of the Cockrell School of Engineering and the nationally recognized UTeach program, itself a joint effort of the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Education.

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How We Expanded

After the pilot year, Engineer Your World partnered with NASA engineers, who contributed to the curriculum, and expanded the program nationally to schools near NASA field centers.

Much of the increasing demand for the program is based on word-of-mouth from teachers and principals, but the rapid growth of the program would not have been possible without essential financial support from sponsors to further develop the program and offset startup costs for new schools.

UT Systems

A $2M grant from The University of Texas System enabled expansion of dual-enrollment opportunities at multiple UT System institutions and helped bring the engineering courses to even more Texas schools.

AT&T

Funding from the AT&T Foundation helped 13 new schools adopt the program in 2017-18.

These partners have played an integral role in helping us expand our reach to

18,000

students served in the first six years

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Engineer Your World inspires students to
think like, and even to become, engineers.

Hook 'em45%
of students completing
Engineer Your World plan to
major in engineering in college.
60%
of students completing
Engineer Your World express an
interest in an engineering career.

University Partners

Our university partners work with us on everything from curriculum development to dual enrollment to teaching the course themselves.

University of Texas at AustinThe University of Texas at San AntonioThe University of Texas of the Permian BasinThe University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley

The University of Texas System

Diverse Student Populations

42%
Hispanic
10%
Black
32%
Woman

 

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