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Informal Learning: Are the struggles worth it?

September 14, 2022

You can help learners persist through failure by learning to use “Yet” thinking

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Unboxing Click2Engineering

July 25, 2022

Discover professional learning resources to help afterschool and other out-of-school-time educators learn more about engineering and to lead great engineering activities with youth.

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Engineering Mindset Webinar

May 20, 2022

Did you miss the May webinar, Engineering Mindset?  Don’t worry, you can watch the recording here.

National Week of Making

April 28, 2022

Let’s join in the celebration of innovation, ingenuity & creativity of the youth we work with during the National Week of Making May 16-22, 2022. Making gives youth opportunities to engage in social and emotional learning, creativity and innovation, and STEM learning together.

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Introducing Click2Engeering.org

April 21, 2022

Are you a new-to-engineering educator or an experienced educator who wants to learn more about engineering? Check out the Practices for an Engineering Mindset.

Developing an Engineering Mindset

April 13, 2022

You’ll find all the resources on Click2Engineering organized around 10 practices for developing an engineering mindset described by leading researchers in engineering education.

Making, Tinkering & Engineering: What’s the Difference?

February 22, 2021

Cary was not always interested in engineering. For as long as he can remember he was interested in astronomy. He read all he could find about it, and when he was in middle school his father bought him a small telescope. In high school Cary built his own telescopes, grinding mirrors and designing and building mountings. All this time he thought he was doing science. Today, he recognizes that like many scientists, he especially enjoyed the engineering part of the work.

What Motivates Students to Pursue an Engineering Career?

February 20, 2018

Pursuing an engineering career is a lot of work! They take full course loads of fundamental math and science classes while leading student clubs, pursuing internships, and serving in the community. I sometimes wonder if they have any down time!

5 Myths About Engineering Majors

December 12, 2017

Maricela Paramo is a freshman at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln studying civil engineering. She was born in Grand Island, Nebraska but grew up in Michoacàn, Mexico until she was 8. Moving to the United States was not an easy transition for her, but it was definitely worth it. It opened up so many opportunities for her to explore and grow as a person. Now as a student intern for Click2Science Maricela’s goal is to encourage people to pursue STEM majors.