A new place in Albuquerque has been established to help kids ages 4-14 to acquire STEM skills. This place is called Engineering for Kids and early this week I had the opportunity of talking to Ed Hazlett, the site director.

Engineering for Kids offers classes, camps, and even birthday parties with STEM-oriented themes. Classes and camps are divided into three different groups: Junior Engineers (pre-K to 2nd grade), Aprrentice Engineers (3rd to 5th grades), and Master Engineers (6th to 8th grades). Classes include not only Electrical Engineering concepts but also the basics of Mechanical, Chemical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering.

Visit their general website for information on the programs and the Albuquerque website for schedules, availability, and fees.

Mr. Hazlett told me Engineering for Kids initiated operations in Albuquerque  last October and have had around 50 kids in different classes. He also told me that they are growing and currently seeking engineers with extra-time to join their professional team of instructors on a 10 to 20 hours per week basis.  These engineers should have some real world experience but, most importantly, should greatly enjoy teaching and motivating children and young adults!  Applicants may send a resume and cover letter via email to their HR department at NewMexico@EngineeringForKids.net.

You can also download their flyer: ABQ General Flyer [8.5×11]

So, go check it out!!


Gilberto (Section Chair)

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