EEE: Engaging Engineering Experts

September 26th, 2016 - March 1st, 2020 | PROJECT

The EEE project focused on creating approaches for engineering experts to incorporate objects and oral narratives into family STEM programs. The engineering experts included tinkerers, mechanical, nuclear and costume engineers, with varying levels of experience and backgrounds. These experts work with the research team, Museum and Library, to create a workshop or program where children and their families can create a novel project following engineering concepts.



Project Website(s)

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Project Products
Engaging Experts in the Use of Oral Narratives During Informal Science Programs for Families
Narratives Expressing Emotion Support STEM Learning in Library and Children’s Museum Programs
Engaging Engineering Experts: Program Descriptions

Team Members

David Uttal, Co-Principal Investigator, Northwestern University
Tsivia Cohen, Contributor, Chicago Children's Museum
Kim Koin, Contributor, Chicago Children's Museum
Jan Bodja, Contributor, Evanston Public Library
Laura Antolin, Contributor, Evanston Public Library
Graciela Solis, Contributor, Loyola University Chicago


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: STEMeX
Award Number: MG-77-16-0118-16
Funding Amount: $717,816.00


Audience: Families | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Engineering
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Library Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs