The Student Impact Project (SIP) brings professional engineers and designers to lead, teach, and engage students in the design and creation of scale model bridges. Emphasizing learning across STEAM-related fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), our project-based program encourages students to collaborate as they would in a real-world work environment. The importance of both functional and creative components are emphasized throughout the SIP.
The fully developed curriculum is presented to high school students by our industry volunteers over an eight-week period from February to April. Volunteers lead classes and share knowledge of their field while exposing students to engineering, design, and construction-related concepts and careers. This format gets students more engaged by working with professionals on a real project that results in a tangible outcome.
The cumulative experience transforms the educational process, promoting a broader scope of academic and personal development.
Our programs are currently at high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and in several cities across the nation. We’re working hard to expand the Student Impact Project to more regions throughout the country. If you’re interested in bringing our program to your city or school, learn more about our expansion efforts.