Founding Partners

TeachEngineering system vision and design was a collaborative effort between engineering and information systems faculty members—most notably Jackie Sullivan, René Reitsma, Paul Klenk, Mike Mooney, Martha Cyr, Denise Carlson, Mindy Zarske, Beth Myers, Nancy Shaw, Gary Ybarra and Janet Yowell.

System architecture design and development was led by René Reitsma, College of Business at Oregon State University, with the help of many undergraduate students who implemented the system nuts and bolts.

Initial curricular contents were designed and created through NSF GK-12 engineering grants led by Jackie Sullivan (University of Colorado Boulder), Gary Ybarra (Duke), Mike Mooney (Colorado School of Mines) and Martha Cyr (Worcester Polytechnic Institute). Supported by a subsequent NSF NSDL collections development grant (Jackie Sullivan, PI), these people wove their curricular contents into a common look and feel collection—TeachEngineering.

Dozens of graduate engineering students and K-12 teachers created, documented and classroom-tested the curricula. And, K-12 teachers from many school distrcits across the country partnered to critique and refine the classroom lessons. Specific contributions by individual authors are recognized at the end of every lesson and activity document.

Founding Partners