Q&A: Christine Cunningham Proves Even Elementary Students Can Be Engineers

In recent years, there has been a big push to keep women and other minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Demystifying the complex topics through teaching things like computational thinking has become a popular method.

Engineering is Elementary is a 2017 McGraw Prize-winning curriculum developed by the Museum of Science in Boston to help break down engineering processes into hands-on activities.

We talked with the program’s founder and director, Christine Cunningham, about how a new approach can get more students interested in STEM.