Get Involved

Who Can Get Involved With Family Engineering?

Anyone who wants to introduce children and families to the the exciting world of engineering!

  • Parents wanting to enrich their children’s learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • K-5 educators and school administrators seeking ways to actively engage parents in their students’ learning
  • Informal educators from museums and out-of-school programs looking for innovative family programming
  • Engineers and engineering societies involved in community outreach
  • University STEM majors and society chapters engaged in service learning and public outreach
  • Colleges and universities wanting to attract diverse students for their STEM degree programs
  • Businesses and industries promoting an early interest in engineering careers to meet future workforce needs

Family Engineering Training Workshops

Attend a Workshop

Become a part of the Family Engineering network of trained volunteers. Learn about Family Engineering’s effective model for family engagement and how to plan and implement a successful event. Try out a sample of easy to facilitate activities that will excite elementary-aged children and their families about engineering and engineering careers.

Sponsor or Host a Workshop

Make a difference for the families in your community by sponsoring a training workshop for educators, engineers, or other community organizations so that they can provide successful Family Engineering events. Contact us to find out more about scheduling a workshop for your community, organization, school, or business.

Host a Family Engineering Event

A Family Engineering event creates an informal, fun environment that introduces engineering and engineering careers to elementary-aged children and their parents. It can be a special evening event at a local school, a Saturday event at a neighborhood community center, or even a series of events where families attend three or more sessions over multiple weeks.

Family Engineering: An Activity & Event Planning Guide provides extensive event planning tools and resources to guide you through the process, as well as loads of engineering activities that are easy to facilitate and use simple, inexpensive materials.