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Engineering for All

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The NCTL provides guidance and resources to those who want to integrate engineering as a new discipline in schools and museums nationwide. Learn more:

About the National Center for Technological
Literacy From the Director

“Our goal is to integrate engineering as a new discipline in schools nationwide and to inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators.” - Ioannis N. Miaoulis

Studies have shown that if a student encounters engineering early on in school, he or she is more likely to choose engineering as a career. Positive experiences of engineering during the early years can also inoculate students against erroneous cultural messages about who should study engineering.

In this light, engineering education can be thought of as a pathway of experiences, starting in kindergarten and extending to high school and beyond, that gives students skills and knowledge they will need to consider entering the engineering profession. Broadening the pipeline is not only about filling a national need for engineers, but also about making sure that every student has the opportunity to pursue a career that can be both lucrative and intellectually rewarding.

To help lead the pre K-12 technology/engineering revolution, the Museum of Science, Boston established the National Center for Technological Literacy (NCTL). The goal of the NCTL is to integrate engineering as a new discipline in schools nationwide and to inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators. We partner with educators, administrators, organizations, and industry representatives across the United States to introduce or modify standards related to technology and engineering and to provide cutting-edge curricular resources. Working together, we can engineer a better world for generations to come.

Sincerely,
Ioannis (Yannis) N. Miaoulis

Founding Director of National Center for Technological Literacy
President and Director, Museum of Science, Boston
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