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Socially Engaged Engineering

To create more equitable societies, youth need to situate problems in their larger societal contexts. Part of creating competent problem solvers is educating them to reflect on the impacts of technologies.

YES materials have young learners:

  • situate problems in their community and societal context,
  • balance multiple perspectives,
  • and consider disproportionate impacts of problems and technologies.


Youth Engineering Solutions educates the next generation of problem solvers and engineers by developing equitable, research-based, and classroom-tested preK-8 engineering and STEM curricula; preparing and empowering educators to teach engineering; and conducting rigorous research that informs K-12 engineering education.

Youth Engineering Solutions (YES)

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802