How it Works

1.) Teachers search and Identify an Engineer for a Classroom Visit
2.) Teacher and Engineer connect and schedule a Classroom Visit
3.) Teacher sends a calendar invite with a meeting link
4.) Classroom Visit!
5.) Teacher and Engineer provide feedback on the session
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» Positive perception of the engineering professions

 We need a diverse STEM workforce and one of the best ways to foster this is to improve the diversity of the STEM pipeline at the pre-university level. The more opportunities pre-university students have to engage with engineers the more likely they are to pursue a STEM career.

It was a joy to see my students' eyes light up with possibilities

Mary Jackson


All STEM professionals participating in the platform will be vetted: (1) video audition; (2) IEEE Working with Children training; and (3) Pre-university training courses as a minimum qualification to speak to the students.

In regard to types of sessions, it can be a Q&A model where the students ask questions or a presentation from the engineer on their expertise or career path, technical problem solving, etc.

We recommend you communicate with the platform to find a day and time that works for everyone.

We consider engineers and all technical professionals as “STEM professionals”.

This course is an introduction to Pre-University STEM outreach– it explains why STEM outreach is so important and features the TryEngineering resources including the lesson plans, volunteer STEM Portal, and all the essentials needed to get started and effectively engage in quality STEM outreach. This course is required for all IEEE Pre-University volunteer leaders (Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee members and IEEE STEM Champions) and is encouraged for anyone interested in STEM outreach. Learn more or sign up now.