Transform a Student’s Future on Giving Tuesday!

November 28, 2023
Giving Tuesday
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Today is #GivingTuesday! Around the world, people are giving to the causes that matter the most to them.  

Like you, DiscoverE believes every student in the world deserves access to free engineering and STEM experiences. 

DiscoverE has built an active community of organizations, volunteers and educators who use our free programs and services to build excitement about engineering. With your support, we engage 5.5 million K-12 students annually in a STEM experience. That’s an average of 171 students per educator or volunteer.

As the backbone organization behind some of the earliest and most broadly adopted engineering programs available, DiscoverE’s resources are used by thousands of organizations and individuals around the world — Programs like Engineers Week, Introduce a Girl to Engineering, Future City, World Engineering Day, and Chats with Change Makers 

And we know this works. Every year we survey students, educators and volunteers who use our programs. The results confirm that a shared STEM experience with an engineer/technologist/technician, educator, and student is transformational – for all involved.  

  • 8 out of 10 students knew what an engineer did after attending a DiscoveE Engineers Week event. 
  • 98% of students involved in DiscoverE’s Girl Day report they are now interested in doing engineers activities or studying engineering. 
  • 88% of educators say Future City improved their students’ problem-solving skills. 

We consistently hear comments and stories like the below. 

  • “I liked that I always had something to do and felt included.” 6th Grade Student from Nebraska 
  • “I loved that both my artsy and nerdy side could be expressed throughout the Future City project.” ― 7th Grade Student, New Jersey 
  • “The cool thing is they’re building a unique fellowship as they’re solving real world problems and in the process becoming responsible citizens.”Jay Hager, Educator, Braley School Ardell County, NC 
  • “DiscoverE resources allow me to engage further with students and ALSO with families. If families aren’t on board with their child being an engineer, they are way less likely to pursue that career.” ― Nancy Coddington, Engineers Week Volunteer, NY 
  • “We bring students that are not in the top 10% onto our campus during Engineers Week to show them that college and engineering are a possibility. After our workshops students state that they see a future in these fields, which was not on their radar before.” Pamela Bogdan, Ocean County College, NJ 
  • “Since 1999 the majority of my engineering students have been male but since we started doing Introduce a Girl to Engineering events about 10 years ago we now have a 50-50 boy to girl ratio! ” Lizette Cabrera, Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School, CA 

To achieve this work, DiscoverE is supported by generous donors including the Bechtel Corporation, Bentley Systems, Collins Aerospace, ExxonMobil, NCEES, Northrop Grumman Foundation, the Overdeck Family Foundation, Project Management Institute, Shell Oil Company, TE Connectivity and YOU! 

Join the global movement and donate today! Support DiscoverE on #GivingTuesday.

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