Leaders in many states and districts have recognized that job prospects for students in engineering, technology, and allied fields are already strong and growing rapidly. Consequently they are looking for affordable curriculum materials to strengthen engineering and technology education at the high school level. Engineering the Future™ has been designed to meet that need.
Engineering the Future: Science, Technology, and the Design Process is a set of four design-based project modules, which can be taught as a one-year course or as four eight-week projects, that introduce students to the world of technology and engineering. Through practical real-world connections, students have an opportunity to see how science, mathematics, and engineering are part of their every day world, and why it is important for
every citizen to be technologically and scientifically literate.
Engineering the Future, 2nd Edition, is designed to fully support Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Standards for Technological Literacy (STL), as well as standards of many states. It has a rich set of integrated STEM activities to appeal to a wide range of student interests, and expands the use of a constructivist “maker” approach in which students design and build with both traditional engineering materials and new technologies, including 3D CAD and electronics.