Bringing engineering to life across North Carolina through outreach, mentoring and education
Elizabeth (Liz) A. Parry, the coordinator for STEM partnership development in The Engineering Place, is the certified trainer for Engineering is Elementary (EIE) in the State of North Carolina.
EIE is a series of curricular units that focus on science, social studies and literacy goals through practical activities tied to engineering as an integrator. Each unit begins with a storybook that presents a problem requiring the help of an engineer to solve. The stories are set in locations around the world and involve a diverse set of children. For more information about EIE, visit the Museum of Science, Boston, website at www.mos.org/eie/.
Parry, a mechanical engineer who retired from IBM to become involved in engineering outreach, offers several services to schools and groups considering the use of EIE materials as a part of their regular classroom experience, the whole-school magnet theme or extracurricular activities. Parry currently works with the Rachel Freeman School of Engineering in Wilmington, N.C., Brentwood Elementary in Raleigh, N.C., and with over 160 teachers across the state on EIE implementation.
Contact her at email@example.com to discuss what The Engineering Place can do for your organization today, including: