Here’s what national leaders are saying about the EiE curriculum:

“Developing synergy with museums, schools, businesses and the National Science Foundation is absolutely necessary to build math and science educational opportunities. The [EiE] curriculum [developed by the Museum of Science] is a great tool to involve children in science and engineering at their own level so that they are excited about and enjoy learning.”

Arden L. Bement, Jr., former director, National Science Foundation

“EiE curricula provide socially and culturally relevant contexts for students through their well-designed storybooks and their engaging engineering design challenges. Students who experience EiE lessons continue to talk about the characters from the storybooks and the design challenges for a long time after the conclusion of the lessons."

Tamara J. Moore and Gillian H. Roehrig,  Co-directors, STEM Education Center, University of Minnesota

“[Delaware] is employing a program out of the Boston Museum of Science called Engineering is Elementary. It literally starts in first grade, and it’s the greatest little modules at the appropriate level for the grade level. That’s what’s needed. Because by the time a kid gets to eighth grade, it’s almost too late.”

Ellen Kullman, former CEO, DuPont

 “Engineering is Elementary teaches students the thinking and reasoning skills they need to be successful learners and workers. Because EiE is built around the engineering design process, it teaches students how to solve problems systematically. It also creates the optimism that every problem can be solved, which is relevant to any subject area. These skills and attitudes are important for our kids’ future. Life is not multiple choice.”

Laura J. Bottomley, Director, The Engineering Place, North Carolina State University