Our Mission

Engineering is Elementary supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy.

Our Curriculum Products:

The EiE Curriculum


Choose from 20 flexible and fun units for grades 1 - 5. Integrates with the science you already teach! Research-based, teacher-tested activities develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

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Engineering Adventures


Add adventure to your afterschool or camp programs with real-world engineering challenges for kids in grades 3 – 5. Promotes creativity and teamwork!

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Engineering Everywhere


For youth in grades 6 – 8 in out-of-school time and camp programs. They’ll engineer a better world with engaging activities that relate to real-life experiences.

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The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has recognized the Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) website (EiE.org) with a 2015 Best Website for Teaching & Learning Award. AASL made the...
At the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) this month in Seattle, EiE director Christine Cunningham was recognized by the organization’s K – 12 and Pre-College...


New Afterschool and Camp Activities for Middle School from EiE
Posted by Cynthia Berger on 6/25/15 11:00 AM
Just in time for summer camp, EiE’s Engineering Everywhere curriculum has two new hands-on curriculum units designed for middle school-aged engineers: “It’s About Time” po...
Engineering a School Turnaround
Posted by Cynthia Berger on 6/23/15 11:00 AM
The June 2015 online issue of Educational Leadership explores the theme “Improving Schools from Within.” The magazine invited educators to share stories of schools that changed for the...
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EiE is an excellent inquiry-based STEM curriculum that teaches students thinking and reasoning skills needed for success. Built around the engineering design process, EiE teaches kids how to solve problems systematically... creating skills, optimism, and attitudes important for their futures. Life is not multiple choice.

Laura J. Bottomley, Ph.D, Director, The Engineering Place
North Carolina State University