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I am Benjamin Franklin (Ordinary People Change the World) | STEAM Children’s Book Review

Last year I shared a blog post about how my kids and I are fans of the Ordinary People Change the World book series by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. This is the book series that inspired Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum on PBS Kids. I really appreciate how these books...

I am Anne Frank (Ordinary People Change the World) | STEAM Children’s Book Review

As long as I can remember I've had a great interest to learn about the Holocaust. I think it started when I was a young girl and I learned my Jewish grandfather fought in World War II in Europe. He was on the front lines of combat, where he was wounded by shrapnel, and he also wrote and published...

Osmo Math Wizards and the Secrets of the Dragons | STEAM Toy Review

Today Osmo is launching a new learning series called Math Wizard! The first two releases in the Math Wizard series are Magical Workshop, which focuses on addition and subtraction, and Secrets of the Dragons, which focuses on measurement. We were gifted the Secrets of the Dragons game and I can...

Tie-Dye T-Shirts | STEAM Activity for Kids

I am so excited that tie-dye is coming back in fashion. I love bright colors, so for me the more colors the better for my tie-dye t-shirts. And tie-dye is even more fun to wear when you make the t-shirt yourself! We had so much fun with this activity that my kids immediately told me they wanted to...

Letters From Space by Retired Astronaut Clayton Anderson | STEAM Children’s Book Review

My kids have always been fascinated by space. Shortly after we moved to Houston we visited Space Center Houston. My daughter was a one year old at the time, and we all touched a moon rock in one of the exhibits and then we talked about it so much that day that "moon rock" became one of her first...

Salt Painting | STEAM Activity for Kids

This school year is starting off differently for us than previous years. My son is doing virtual learning with his elementary school, and I am homeschooling my preschool-aged daughter. So for our STEAM activities, I've been looking for simple activities that can be used to as part of my daughter's...

Women in Engineering Interview Series – Vandana A.

I originally started this blog to reach out to other women engineers. I wanted to connect and learn about their education and career paths. I wanted to grow a community where we can inspire and motivate each other. Being a woman in engineering can be difficult. Being a mom engineer can be even...

Learn How Soap Repels Germs | STEAM Activity for Kids

My son started virtual learning for 1st grade last week. We've had our ups and downs figuring out this new way of learning, but overall it's been a great experience. His first science assignment was this fun experiment (talk about a teacher after my heart!). I have seen this experiment gaining...

Grow Crystals on Seashells | STEAM Activity for Kids

We were lucky enough to take a day trip to the beach this summer. The beach is my whole family's happy place. The waves, sun, sand, saltwater...a day enjoying the sights, sounds, tastes, smell, and feel of the beach is the perfect de-stressor and reset. One of my kids' favorite things to do at the...

Osmo Coding Starter Kit | STEAM Toy for Kids

My kids got a lot more screen time than I'd like to admit this summer. I was looking for ways for them to play on their iPad, but learn at the same time. When we were gifted the Osmo Coding Starter Kit I knew it would be the perfect end of summer vacation activity for my kids. It's an educational...

STEAM for Kids

STEAM Experiments

We test, create and share simple, fun, easy experiments for kids of all ages


We read and share our reviews of the best STEAM books for kids of all ages


We test and share our reviews of the best STEAM toys for kids of all ages

Women in Engineering

Interview Series

We interview bright, talented, and dedicated women and share their stories of the ups and downs of balancing an engineering career and motherhood

Work/Life Balance

We share posts about the importance of taking care of yourself and finding passions outside of work 


We share posts about finding joy in the ups and downs of motherhood without losing yourself along the way

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About Engineering Emily

About Engineering Emily

Hi I’m Emily. I’m an engineer, mom and wife. I’m passionate about encouraging kids to love STEAM, introducing girls to engineering, and motivating women to find personal happiness in their career and motherhood journeys.


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