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Wikki Stix STEM Pak | Children’s STEAM Toy Review

I recently found out about Wikki Stix when my kids were given a small pack of them to play with instead of crayons at a restaurant in San Antonio. Wikki Stix are long, thin, shapable, buildable sticks made of hand-knitting yarn and a food-grade non-toxic wax. They stick to any surface, and don't...

Happy International Women’s Day 2020!

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day. This is a holiday I didn't know existed until I moved to Brisbane, Australia for work. The company sponsored an event for the women to attend. We listened to speakers, ate delicious food, networked, socialized, and it was amazing! When I returned to...

4 Simple & Fun Paper Airplanes | STEAM Activity for Kids

My 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter are currently OBSESSED with making paper airplanes. My son brings home at least two paper airplanes from school every day that he has folded with his friends. When I'm home with my daughter, she usually asks me to fold her a paper airplane about once a...

The New Girl Code by Niki Smit | STEAM Book for Girls

The New Girl Code by Niki Smit is a book all about getting 9 to 15 year old girls into science and technology. It is created by a non-profit (Inspiring Fifty) aimed at helping underprivileged girls get into STEM. I was given a copy of the book to read and review on my blog and help spread the word...

Elephant Toothpaste | STEAM Experiment for kids

The newly crowned Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier from Virginia, did a chemistry demonstration for her talent. It was an elaborate version of the classic elephant toothpaste experiment. This was the first time a Miss America participant has ever won with a science experiment for their talent....

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum on PBS Kids & Ordinary People Change the World books by Brad Meltzer

Children's STEAM TV Show and Book Review A few months ago, Penguin Young Readers told me about the upcoming premier of Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum on PBS Kids. It's a TV show based on the popular book series Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer. Xavier Riddle and Secret Museum...

2020: Goal Setting for the Year and Decade

2020 - It's the start of a new year and new decade. Ever since I've been a stay at home mom I've been forcing myself to set yearly goals, both personally and for the blog. It's been a great way to keep myself focused with my time and energy. Even though I have been setting yearly goals for myself,...

Engineering Emily 2019 Wrap-Up

Wow, can you believe the '10s decade is just about over and we will be starting the '20s?! I'm greatly looking forward to the upcoming decade. I see it as a chance to make new long-term plans. I'm thinking about big questions like, Where do I want to see myself (family, career, and personally) at...

We Are Brilliant! A STEM Workbook for Future Leaders by Audrey Shawley of Boundless Brilliance | Children’s STEAM book review

Boundless Brilliance is a 501c3 non-profit based in Los Angeles County, California, but they have a long-term goal to expand across the United States. Their mission is to educate, empower, and engage students in order to close the gender gap in STEM fields in generations to come. Boundless...

Make an Origami Paper Balloon | Children’s STEAM Activity

While my parents were in town for Thanksgiving my dad made origami paper balloons for the kids. They loved them and wanted to learn how to fold paper balloons themselves. I have fond memories of making the origami balloons with my dad growing up. I can still remember how to fold them, over twenty...

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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