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 engineering and what it means to be an engineer, help with special projects, take students on field trips to their work place, give career advice, and help forge links between the school and industry. Our EIRs often start working in one classroom, and end up going to five or even more. Some EIRs help organize school-wide activities. Some will do a different activity every time they come in and some will work on year-long projects. The emphasis in all cases is on engaging students in the STEM subjects, raising awareness of the engineering profession, curriculum-links, and providing a real-life connection to classroom theory.