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The University of Nevada, Reno and Iowa State University present the 2021 Engineering First! Teacher Workshop.
July 14th, 2021 – Held Virtually               August 4th, 2021 – Held at UNR


Held virtually and in-person in Reno, Nevada. Teachers will learn from experts in bridge engineering and curiculum writers, exploring a 4 week bridge-related learning module targeted at elementary school students. 

Lesson plans highlighted in the workshop include:

  • What is an Engineer?
  • Identify a problem and solution
  • What is the strongest shape?
  • Types and magnitudes of force
  • Famous bridges
  • K’nex bridge building
  • Engineering of balsa bridges
  • Reflection on engineering and the engineering process

Participants will be provided materials to implement what they learn during the workshop directly into their classrooms.


Sign up for the workshop today!

Questions? Contact Mohamed Moustafa at or Brent Phares at