The Engineering K-12 Outreach Center located in Penn State Behrend’s School of Engineering provides innovative and interactive programs throughout the year. The programs have been designed to engage and educate the students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers with an emphasis on engineering and technology.
The Outreach Center offers a variety of options from hosting groups on campus to faculty and students traveling to your location. Each program is designed to be STEM-oriented and contain related activities that are fun, educational and get the kids involved. Our goal is to introduce engineering design principles and problem-solving skills into the activities. Some programs are designed to go across disciplines and may also be tiered with follow-up activities that could be done in your classroom.
Our project-based outreach offerings include programs such as Women in Engineering, a FIRST® LEGO® League robotic competition, Cub Scout and Girl Scout programs as well as online engineering learning experiences.
Here are some of the things that we do:
Please contact the Engineering K-12 Outreach Center using the Contact Form, email us at EngOutreach@psu.edu, or call 814-898-6685 to schedule a program or if you have any questions.