Engineering In-A-Box is a 4-lesson classroom resource designed to show students how engineers impact society through different disciplines, creative thinking, and collaboration.
We believe that learning about engineering should be:
Accessible for every student in Australia, particularly those in regional areas
Based on the real world; not just theoretical
Creative and engaging, even for students who had not previously considered engineering as a career
The lessons take a wide-scale problem with multiple possible engineering solutions, both physical and non-physical. Students will follow the problem through stages such as assessing the benefits of a project, managing community impact, adapting to changes, and design.
To keep Engineering In-A-Box accessible, it is:
Is free to secondary schools across Australia through industry sponsorship
Can be reused by the school for multiple classes
Does not require an internet connection or for students to have access to computers or table
Power of Engineering aims to shape a diverse engineering workforce through practical and creative experiences. The organisation achieves this through in-person events for school students and in the Engineering In-A-Box program.
The Engineering In-A-Box program is aimed at Years 7 to 9 to encourage continued STEM education through secondary school and ultimately into engineering university programs.
Engineering In-A-Box aims to reach 1,500 students by the end of 2020 following the official roll-out in Term 2 2020.