Engineering Education - connecting STEAM to students' Real World


The Center for Engineering Education (CEE) offers a minor and a graduate certificate in Engineering Education. Graduate courses may be taken on their own, taken as part of the graduate certificate in Engineering Education, and may be transfered into a graduate degree program. Find the application for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education under "Application, Registration, Scholarships". Fall, spring and summer applications are being accepted. Students must be accepted into the program before applying for courses or scholarships. 

Center for Engineering Education News:

2017 Summer Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications are available! Scholarships are for $1000 and priority will be given to graduate students who are enrolled in the new “EGED 699 Manufacturing Engineering in the Classroom” course. In this course, Dr. John Wentz, Chair of Mechanical Engineering, will provide educators with a practical understanding of principles and processes of how things are made. Of course “TEGR 528 Engineering in the P-12 Classroom” and “EGED 612 Digital Electronics and Computing Systems” will also be offered this summer. Find more information on the summer courses at Find the scholarship application at

STEPS (FREE and Registration Open!)

The Science, Technology & Engineering Preview Summer - STEPS - program is an introduction for 6th and 8th grade girls to the exciting world of science, technology and engineering. STEPS is held in the University of St. Thomas MakerSpace. Participants experience hands-on engineering with high-tech equipment at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering. Find details and the application at

Professional Development for Educators

Are you looking for a custom STEAM, Engineering Design, or Maker oriented Professional Development program for your school? The Center for Engineering Education has experience creating Professional Development programs to specifically meet school's needs and interests. Please contact Dr. AnnMarie Thomas for details.

Spring 2017 Educator Playdates (FREE)

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas is hosting FREE monthly playdates for educators, artists, and makers. Learn more about the sharing and creativity at

Code+Chords: Teen Tech Program Launched (FREE and Registration Open!)

The UST Playful Learning Lab is excited to announce that, thanks to the generosity of the Best Buy Foundation, we will be running two code and music programs for young women between the ages of 13-18! Find more information on Code + Chords at

Graduate Certificate + Master's Degree

The Center for Engineering Education is excited to announce an articulation agreement with Bethel University! The UST Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education is transferrable into Bethel University's Master of Arts in Education K-12. Learn more at


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