EiE Video is Audience Favorite at NSF Online Showcase
Monday, June 6, 2016
For the second year in a row, a short video created by Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) was an audience favorite at an online video showcase hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The EiE video, titled “Every Kid Can Engineer,” was recognized with "Public Choice" award, as well as a “Presenters’ Choice” award from the other educational researchers participating in the showcase.
Focused on the theme of “Advancing STEM for All,” the NSF showcase featured a total of 156 short videos, each presenting an NSF-funded research project in the field of K – 12 STEM education. The showcase was created last year with the goal of making the public more aware of how NSF supports research in STEM education, and the strategy seems to be paying off; more than 23,500 people from 144 countries paid virtual visits to this year's showcase while it was open between May 17-23, 2016. More than 2,750 posts were exchanged between researchers and visitors.
“I congratulate the EiE videography team," says EiE director Christine Cunningham. "They're charged with creating online video resources that support engineering educators, and they’re created an outstanding body of work over the last few years. Their recognition from the NSF showcase is well deserved.”
The EiE curriculum was initially developed with support from NSF; currently, a “gold-standard” efficacy study funded by a second NSF grant is wrapping up data analysis.
To watch the 2016 EiE NSF video, CLICK HERE.