26 Feb '15, 3pm

3 things kids need to become stellar engineers from @ECNonline: #BeAnEngineer

3 things kids need to become stellar engineers from @ECNonline: #BeAnEngineer

Part of the ongoing discussion on STEM is deciphering the perfect formula for introducing kids to engineering or science and keeping them interested enough to consider it for a career. Of course, no perfect formula exists because every child has a different set of skills and environment. With that being said, Diana Schwera, an Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Ohio State University and an industrial engineer, did have some good general advice. 1. Offer up role models Engineering is particularly challenging to introduce to kids a few different reasons. One is that if the parents or counselors don't have a true grasp on what it means to be an engineer than they can't possible be expected to explain it to a student. The other problem, which rolls into the first, is that so many options exist in engineering that it's possible to be unaware of an are...

Full article: http://www.ecnmag.com/blogs/2015/02/3-things-kids-need-be...

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