Hour of Engineering is a direct response to the predicted shortage of engineers, built to inspire middle school students to consider the possibility of an engineering career. Otherwise, by the time students reach high school many will have already decided against engineering based on common misconceptions about the field.
Hour of Engineering is an engaging online learning program that empowers educators to introduce students to engineering, with right-sized learning content that can be delivered in as little as one hour, or easily be extended to support a full semester.
Using videos, real-world examples, challenges and 3D simulations, learning materials encourage students to explore engineering concepts and careers. Challenges encourage deep thinking and problem-solving and extend offline for hands-on experience.
Students can confidently develop their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) identity with interdisciplinary learning materials. This allows students to build STEM competencies aligned with core academic standards.