What is Engineering?

“Engineering is all around us, so it’s often taken for granted. Ask yourself, what do I touch that is not engineered? Engineers develop and deliver consumer goods; design the transportation network of highways, air and rail travel; create and improve the internet; mass produce antibiotics; create artificial heart valves and other life saving medical devices; build lasers; and make wonders such as imaging technology and conveniences like microwave ovens and compact discs even possible. In short, engineers make our quality of life possible.”

- Bill Wulf, Former President, National Academy of Engineering

TeachEngineering makes engineering accessible for kids of all ages!

Engineering is the ultimate human endeavor, creating solutions to the world’s challenges and designing the products that support our quality of life. TeachEngineering makes engineering easy and hands-on for students of all grade levels and in any setting. Browse our extensive curricular collection, learn about the different types of engineering, or watch our YouTube videos that provide step-by-step guidance on how to teach hands-on engineering to anyone, in any setting!

“Scientists investigate what is; they discover new knowledge in the universe by peering into the unknown. Engineers design and create what has never existed before.”

- Joe Bordogna, Former Deputy Director, National Science Foundation

Why Teach Engineering in K-12?

Explore the Various Types of Engineers!