Join Us

Why Partner?

Adventures in Engineering understands the importance of partnerships between educational institutions, not for profit corporations, and private industry. Together we can quickly develop relevant lessons featuring current technologies and trends.  Students can be interacting with STEAM concepts and applying problem solving techniques that are informed by manufacturing, 3D design, electronics, information technology, or any other industry.  Partnerships can be financial, in-kind, or supplying volunteers.  Your company is then directly involved in transforming education for the next generation while building goodwill and public engagement with your brand.

Title 1 STEAM Initiative

Adventures in Engineering seeks to offer free of charge high-quality STEAM learning modules to students in at-risk schools. AIE has a documented track record of offering programming at public and private schools as well as homeschool co-operatives. Title 1 schools typically have students with a higher percentage of free or reduced lunch costs with support systems that lack specialty engineering design, 3D printing, computer coding, and invention courses at costs that families can afford. Adventures in Engineering will locate schools, develop learning modules, supply materials and technology, provide instructors, run classes, and document student progress in all learning modules in conjunction with administration and student families. The end goal would be students who have a level of competence in each learning module and have made connections between learning, potential careers in STEAM, and possible entrepreneurial uses of their new STEAM knowledge.

If you are a company officer or a part of a social responsibility department, we’d love to share with you our vision for bringing STEAM classes to under-served elementary and middle schools for free.

Giving Levels and Partner Benefits

Benefactor Level $15,000 funds 90 students, or a full year of STEAM programming at an institution

  • Named program (the XYZ STEAM Program or similar) 
  • Kickoff event with media coverage and press release
  • Sponsor meet and greet with students/administration/parents
  • Regular social media blogs and updates

Patron Level $7500 funds 45 students’ STEAM programming

  • Kickoff event with media coverage and press release
  • Sponsor meet and greet with students/administration/parents
  • Regular social media blogs and updates

Supporter Level $2500 funds 15 students’ STEAM programming

  • Sponsor meet and greet with students/administration/parents
  • Regular social media blogs and updates

Friend Level $165 funds one student’s STEAM programming

  • A thank you in social media blogs and updates

We invite you to contact us to begin a partnership conversation.

Testimonials

  • My son really benefitted from Mrs. Saville's STEM classes and her hands-on approach. STEM classes are the future of engineering and it's important that students develop skills that help them think outside the box, approach a problem creatively and learn to work with others to maximize each team member's talents. Mary Saville's enthusiasm and passion for STEM classes is contagious and the students not only learn the core concepts, but are able to extend and demonstrate that learning!

    -Mother of a middle school student
  • I would definitely recommend taking a class from Mrs. Saville because she uses STEM activities all the time, and those are the activities that help you learn how to solve real world problems. She shows how STEM classes will help you succeed in the real world!

    -11-year old student
  • You have really sparked his enthusiasm for the whole engineering pursuit

    -Mother of a student
  • It is the best class that I ever took! I learned a lot, but at the same time it was very fun. Thursdays were always the high point of the week!

    -High school student
  • I like how we got to use toys to build something new!

    -1st grade student, in reference to an invention challenge
  • I did a teacher education seminar on the weekend for Makedo and showed off your handy work. Teachers were totally inspired. Thank you and thank your class. Your outputs have exceeded my expectations! It’s so exciting to see, and I love how you say that you don’ see it as trash but as materials – that was always our intention with this product. I would absolutely love your lesson plans for these classes.

    -Makedo, a corporate partner who donated material that was then incorporated into our lesson plan
  • Thank you so much for making this possible by taking an interest in our son during class time - he really enjoyed learning from you.

    -Family of an Intro to Engineering student who became a National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • For the record it was the time I spent in your classes that developed my love of engineering. I am really looking forward to college, and feel that I am well prepared for the challenges. You have been an amazing teacher

    -High school student about to enter college as an engineering major
  • I greatly enjoyed you as a teacher last year. You got me started on SketchUp and I wanted to show you how far I have come: I made a 3D-designed house!

    -14-year old student, after receiving computer design lessons for a semester
  • Mrs. Saville’s Engineering knowledge and STEM approach was invaluable to our son during his high school years. Her enthusiasm and engaging approach helped direct him into pursuing a mechanical engineering degree in college at a school that is in the top 20 engineering programs in the country.

    -Kirsten K