ASQ - Education Division

Engineering a Change

Abstract: Engineering has been a focus of Boston’s WGBH’s programming and services for many years through programs such as Nova, Building Big and Design Squad, and their educational outreach initiatives. Not long ago, the station joined a coalition of engineering associations, corporations and universities to investigate why high school girls aren’t choosing to study engineering. This research informed two initiatives: Design Squad, a reality television series for middle-school students that focuses on engineering; and Engineer Your Life, an awareness campaign and website designed to realign engineering with the interests and career goals of high school girls.

Keywords: Higher Education Brief - Primary and Secondary Education Brief

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