Suggested Reading

We’ve gathered a list of articles and interesting websites covering many topics that might interest you, such as the importance of STEM education for K-12 students, college readiness, coding, and more.

Engineering Careers

21st Century Trade Skills

How to filter talents to the trades – Great insight to the importance of making traditional and 21st century trade skills as much of an option as our current, common approach to education.

Book: Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, by Matthew B. Crawford. All about how hands-on activities and work, whether for meditation and relaxation or as the method of actual work, enables the mind to be much more creative in many people.

The One Job Interview Skill In Short Supply, According To Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe

National Science Competition Projects

Regeneron 2018 Finalists

How origami influences engineering:

Soft Robots Acquire Origami Skeletons for Super-Strength

The Origami Revolution – from PBS’ Nova

Learn from projects that fail

College grads with STEM degrees are finding lucrative work

Redefining College-ready and Career-ready education

Here’s why kids fall behind in science

How to Raise a Creative Child

How to Save Science

Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Academy – Learn more about robotics and programming of robots

Intel Education

How computers work – videos from featuring Bill Gates and others – tutorials and more to promote coding and computer science


Snap! – a graphical programming language through the Univ. of California at Berkeley


Khan Academy

Tinkering – a great site recommended by a 10 year old girl scout

Robot Virtual Worlds

Software Programming And Coding For Kids

Technology Education Lab (see all tabs on homepage)

JASON Learning – This website connects youth with inspiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) role models via a live, interactive webcast series.

ComputerScienceOnline – excellent website for your children to learn about computer science before college

Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine

Wanna Teach Kids to Code? Keep It Out of the Classroom

Which coding language is right for you?