What's an Engineer? A Crash Course for Kids

It's National Engineers Week, an annual week-long celebration that highlights how engineers make a difference in the world. At DIY Girls, we're always looking for opportunities to bring engineering to life for kids.

When we recruit girls to our programs, many of them don't know what engineering is. Once they join us and begin to do hands-on engineering projects, we explain to them more about what engineers do. 

This week, we're showing all 90 girls in our afterschool programs this short crash course video that explains what an engineer is. Afterwards we'll ask the girls to relate what they're learning in our program to what engineers do!