News & Events

Family Engineering at NSTA Boston!

The Family Engineering hands-on activity table was a big hit with attendees during the “Elementary Extravaganza” event at the NSTA National Conference held in Boston, MA.

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STEM For Early Learners In Eastern Oregon

Sponsored by the Malheur Education Service District, in April 2017, David Heil of the Foundation for Family Science & Engineering led a day-long STEM For Early Learners workshop for 50 teachers at Eastern Oregon’s Vale Elementary School. This program covered an Introduction to Early STEM Learning, Early Educator Strategies, Early STEM Settings & Resources, and Take Home Activities.  This was the second year in a row the Foundation for Family Science & Engineering partnered with Malheur ESD to deliver this training.

Family Engineering Workshops On The Oregon Coast

In November, David Heil and Sally Greer of the Foundation for Family Science & Engineering facilitated teacher trainings and family events at three locations along the Oregon Coast sponsored by the Oregon STEM Hub. These sites included the Warrenton Grade School along the North Coast, Toledo Elementary School in the Central Coast Region, and Blossom Gulch Elementary along the Southern Coast. This week of training and events served nearly 300 students & families and extended along most of the Oregon Coast.

Family Engineering Workshop in Wayne County, MI

October 2016

A dozen classroom teachers and STEM education consultants attended a Family Engineering Training Workshop held at the Wayne County Regional Educational Services Agency (RESA) in southeast Michigan, conducted by Joan Chadde, Michigan Technological University. Wayne RESA serves the largest number of teachers in the U.S. Participants all gave the Family Engineering program high 5’s on their evaluations. Notable comments included:  “I loved all aspects of the opener activities!” “Great workshop! Very hands-on!” “Easy for parents to participate!” “I loved being able to take home a Family Engineering Activity & Event Planning Guide!”


2016 Keweenaw Science & Engineering Festival features Family Engineering

August 2016

Family Engineering was the featured event on the first day of the 3-day 2016 Keweenaw Science & Engineering Festival held August 4-6 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The mission of the event is to stimulate and sustain public interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by presenting the most compelling, exciting, and educational festival for all ages in northern Michigan. Family Engineering openers, as well as the longer challenge activities, were presented at Kestner Waterfront Park in Houghton with help from more than a dozen science and engineering students from Michigan Technological University. The whole family enjoyed these fun hands-on challenges.

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