Engineering Mindset

Engineering instruction builds on students’ natural problem-solving skills to prepare a future generation of critical thinkers.  Our world depends upon engineers to design every aspect of our lives — where we live, what we drive, and how we communicate.  It comes as no surprise that engineering exercises hold great value.  Students learn how to navigate challenges by imagining, designing, creating, failing and improving their projects and then trying some more.


Why Engineering and Technology

Engineering is Elementary (EIE) Curriculum helps children understand the human-made world around them.  Students learn concepts and skills that are central to engineering and technological literacy at the elementary school level.  It’s all about being a creative problem solver, an innovative thinker and a team player.  By giving kids hearty, project-based learning experiences, our students will have the critical skills for career success in any field.

 

The STEM Workforce: Top-Paying Majors and the Impact of Foreign-Born STEM Workers Students in today’s K–12 science and technology classrooms heading for engineering careers are also headed for some high salaries says the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Engineering majors claimed seven spots on the list of top 10 paying majors for 2014 - 2015 bachelor’s degree graduates, according to a 2015 Salary Survey conducted by NACE.

 

DID YOU KNOW…

AVERAGE SALARIES BY DISCIPLINE

Bachelor’s Degrees

2015 Average Salary

Engineering

$62,998

Computer Science

$61, 287

Math & Sciences

$56, 171

Business

$51, 508

Healthcare

$50, 839

Social Science

$49, 047

Communications

$43, 395

 
See What I Built

Children are born engineers—they are fascinated with designing their own creations, with taking things apart, and with figuring out how things work.  Educating a generation that understands what engineering and technology are and their importance to our society and our world will help children discover their passion on the road to success.