What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

ENGINEERING FOR KIDS OPENS BRANCH IN BROOKLYN

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Brooklyn
by Meredith Hirt March 18, 2014

Related: stem learning, engineering classes for kids, brooklyn engineering for kids, stem classes for kids in brooklyn, lego activitiy classes,


Brooklyn Engineering for Kids recently began offering its STEM classes for kids in Brooklyn. The engineering classes for kids use Legos and other materials to help kids problem-solve.

junior lego robotics workshop at engineering for kids

This free Junior Lego Robotics
workshop taught children how to
build and program a robot.

Engineering for Kids is an enrichment program dedicated to introducing children to STEM through fun, hands-on activities. The program offers classes, camps, clubs, and parties that use creative and challenging projects to engage kids ages 4-14 with engineering concepts and design processes.

The program started in 2009 and a branch opened in Brooklyn in March. Brooklyn Engineering for Kids partners with various local centers to hold classes for children in Brooklyn. It is currently offering free workshops and more in-depth programs that take place once a week for six weeks.

Owner of Brooklyn Engineering for Kids Allen Chu says the classes give children an activity or project to complete, such as constructing an airplane or programming a robot, using the six-step engineering design process: ask, brainstorm, design, build, test, improve. “Every child that goes in [to a class] uses their own creativity,” he says. “They can build something completely different than the child next to them.”

Chu says Engineering for Kids encourages natural curiosity and fosters problem-solving skills while teaching children that engineering and other STEM-related activities can be fun. “All kids are natural builders. We want them to see engineering could be a career for them in the long term,” he says.

Brooklyn Engineering for Kids holds classes at partner locations in the area.

 

Be the smartest parent in the 'hood
Receive our weekly highlights newsletter
Over 1,000 local activities

More Local News - Brooklyn Articles

Kings Bay Y at North Williamsburg Offers UPK
Pediatric Dental Office Opens in Greenpoint
Day Care and Enrichment Center Opens in Dyker Heights
Runnin’ Wild Kids Shoes Owner Opens Toy Store
Williamsburg Kids’ Salon Offers More Than Cute Cuts

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Brooklyn Sponsors

Adventurer's
1824 Shore Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
718-975-2748
Adventurer's outdoor Birthday Party Special packag...

Foundations For Success
718-880-5127
Foundations for Success, Inc. provides innovative,...

Little Gym of Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst (The)
8681 18th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
718-259-6878
For every stage of your child?s development-from f...

Williamsburg Northside Preschool
152 N 5th St
Brooklyn, 718-599-7300
Williamsburg Northside schools are inspired by the...

Ume Ume
319 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
718-768-0800
Our name, “ume ume”, reflects the focus of our pro...
See Our Local News - Brooklyn Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE