How do we initiate contact with our EIR volunteer or teacher?

The EIR program office sends out an introductory email connecting the EIR volunteer and the teacher in June (prior to the September program launch). This email contains important information and details next steps. If you did not receive an email, please contact the...

What is the time commitment?

This depends on the amount of time that the EIR volunteer and teacher has available. On average, EIRs visit the class once per month to facilitate an activity, do a presentation or support STEM learning in some other way. EIRs should expect to commit 2-4 hours per...

What does the program delivery typically look like?

There is no cookie-cutter approach at the EIR program. The EIR and the primary contact teacher work out what makes sense based on the school’s needs and the engineer’s schedule and strengths. EIRs can run hands-on activities, do lab demos, give presentations on...

How are schools and Engineers matched?

The EIR program office matches engineers with schools in their area based on criteria provided on the application forms. The EIR meets with the primary contact teacher and together they decide if it’s a good fit.