Real world problems need practical minds
The US needs to produce over one million more STEM professionals over the next decade. We believe the solution is to engage young people at an early age with exciting, industry relevant Design and Technology lessons.
"Design and Technology should be as riveting and relevant as the career it channels into. Logical, creative and practical, it’s the only opportunity that school students have to apply what they learn in math and science – directly preparing them for a future in engineering."
Enabling project-based learning
We believe in an engineering curriculum based on an iterative design process and project-based learning. Students then understand the relevance of engineering in the real world, which can lead to increased numbers taking an interest in, and later choosing a career in, engineering.
Testing the theory
A problem-led curriculum
Since 2015, we have donated more than $150,000 to three schools in Chicago to allow them to create makerspace classrooms with cutting-edge equipment. We provided teachers with more than 100 hours of training and a problems-led curriculum, one that encourages students to work in teams on a design brief, to prototype, iteratively test and redesign their inventions.
35% of students interested in STEM careers
"Our James Dyson Foundation engineering class is different because it is more interactive. It makes us more invested in what we do."
Dante, 12th grade student
Double the number of girls enrolled in classes
"Being in an engineering program helps girls learn they can be anything they put their mind to."