By Susan Yudt,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Excellent resource for budding engineers.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can learn about women engineers and how girls can get involved in engineering. Engineer Girl is largely dedicated to sharing resources that help girls pursue engineering careers. Girls can learn about scholarships, contests, clubs, and more. They'll also learn about the types of engineering, what a typical day in an engineer's life is like, and how women engineers have made their mark on history. Engineer Girl does a good job fulfilling its mission of encouraging girls to pursue their passion for learning.
The site empowers girls to pursue careers in engineering and showcases the achievements of women engineers.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that ENGINEER GIRL is an excellent resource for girls who are interested in engineering. It encourages girls to pursue engineering careers and spotlights women engineers who are positive role models for girls.
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What’s It About?
A project of the National Academy of Engineering, Engineer Girl was designed to help girls learn about opportunities in engineering. It features profiles of women engineers, an \"Ask the Engineer\" Q&A section, a guide to different types of engineering, stories about exciting technological advances, and more. Girls can find information about scholarship opportunities, contests, clubs, and other ways to get involved in engineering.
Is It Any Good?
Engineer Girl provides a wealth of helpful information, including a well-curated collection of links to quizzes, scholarships, and other resources. The interviews with women engineers lend interesting insight into the profession, and the "Ask an Engineer" section is lively and encouraging. Adding a few more interactive elements could make Engineer Girl even more engaging.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about mentors and role models. Is there a teacher, coach, or other adult in your life who helps you work toward achieving your goals?
What "everyday people" (as opposed to celebrities) do you admire, and why?
- Subjects: Science: engineering
- Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, personal growth, work to achieve goals, Tech Skills: using and applying technology
- Genre: Educational
- Topics: STEM, Science and Nature
- Pricing structure: Free
- Last updated: November 5, 2015
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