The TeachEngineering digital library collection developed under the leadership of Associate Dean Jackie Sullivan has surpassed 120,000 unique visitors in a single month, hinting at its wide impact around the world.
TeachEngineering was created as a free resource to help teachers make engineering come alive in their science and math classrooms and to infuse engineering concepts, hands-on experiences, and language into the everyday experiences of K–12 youth. Led by CU-Boulder, the nine-person TeachEngineering team is distributed among several institutions, including Oregon State and Duke.
Data suggest that most users of the collection are K–12 teachers, and while 58 percent of visits to TeachEngineering in 2012 originated in the United States, users came from more than 100 countries, including tens of thousands from the United Kingdom, India, Canada, Philippines, and Australia. In the United States, the states topping the list were California, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
The collection includes more than 1,200 K–12 engineering lessons and activities, with National Science Foundation-grantee authors from 34 different institutions. New lessons and activities are being submitted, reviewed, and published continually.