Framework for P-12 Engineering Learning

About AE3 & ASEE

Advancing Excellence in P-12 Engineering Education (AE3)

In 2018 the AE3 research collaborative was founded as a nonprofit corporation, exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3), that would conduct educational research, develop materials, and organize seminars to advance engineering education in P-12 schools. Today, AE3 consists of researchers, teachers, industry representatives, K-12 school-district partners, and policy makers with a shared vision to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to think, learn, and act like an engineer.

The AE3 research collaborative is an ongoing venture that promotes collaboration across the engineering and education community: first, to pursue a vision and direction for P-12 engineering learning, and second, to develop a coherent and dynamic content framework for scaffolding the teaching and learning of engineering in P-12 schools.

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is a global society of individual, institutional, and corporate members. ASEE’s vision is excellent and broadly accessible education empowering students and engineering professionals to create a better world. We work toward achieving that vision by advancing innovation, excellence, and access at all levels of education for the engineering profession. We engage with engineering faculty, business leaders, college and high school students, parents, and teachers to enhance the engineering workforce of the nation. We are the only professional society addressing opportunities and challenges spanning all engineering disciplines, working across the breadth of academic education including teaching, research, and public service.