NSF's National Science Digital Library (NSDL) program sponsored the development of the TeachEngineering core architecture, the initial digital library collection of K-12 learning objects and the integration of TeachEngineering into the NSDL and the NSDL Engineering Pathway.*
A majority of the K-12 engineering curricular materials—activities, lessons and units—in TeachEngineering were originally created and classroom-tested by professors, teachers and graduate students supported by the National Science Foundation, primarily NSF GK-12 and RET grants, through higher-education institutions nationwide. See the list of founding partners and additional contributors for details.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education funded the creation and classroom testing of several of the elementary-level K-12 engineering curricular units.
The Gates Family Foundation funded early proof-of-concept development, as well as alignment of the curricula to the Next Generation Science and Math Common Core Standards.
Agilent Technologies Foundation funded a web metrics study that enabled us to assess nearly four years’ worth of TeachEngineering use data.
The University of Colorado’s College of Engineering & Applied Science provides annual backbone system maintenance and expansion funding.
* Creation of this collection was funded under the National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL) program, as well as through NSF’s Engineering Directorate. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant nos. DUE 0226322, DUE 0532709 and DGE 0946502. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.