This section contains references to useful resources that you can use to expose kids to Engineering. Those resources include:
This page includes links to useful web sites, some educational (and entertaining!) videos, and games and activities. The resources listed are coded according to the engineering area(s) that the resource pertains to, such as the Engineering Process, Machines, Energy, or Computing.
Toys and Games
This page includes a whole bunch of toys and games that can be used to introduce kids to Engineering. Some of them are gender-neutral, and some are focused on girls specifically. The toys listed are coded according to the engineering area(s) that the resource pertains to, such as the Engineering Process, Machines, Energy, or Computing.
Camps and Events
This page includes camps and events that can introduce kids to Engineering and Computer Science, particularly those targeted to underserved communities and underrepresented demographics. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of camps related to Engineering and Computer Science, although it includes some of our favorites, and some you may not have heard of. The target age range and the geographic region where the camp is conducted are listed for each camp. If you know of a camp you think should be listed or mentioned in the paragraph below, feel free to submit your suggestion using the button!
Awards and Scholarships
This page includes both scholarships we know about as well as resources that can help you search for scholarships. Some scholarships are need-based, some are not. Some are targeted to particular race/ethnic groups, or to women. Most of these are targeted at students pursuing Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Math, etc.
This page lists some really great books to help introduce kids to Engineering. Some are written for the kids themselves; a few might be better read by the parents first. But, there are some great books in this list! Kids can build robots, learn programming, build bridges and skyscrapers, perform kid-friendly Physics experiments (Physics is foundational to Engineering, so it's a great topic to introduce, especially in a fun, kid-friendly way), and there is even a book on simple machines that can bring fun even for the younger ones.
Please let us know what additional resources you would like to see!