If you want to increase interest in STEM and Engineering in your school or community, conduct a Family Engineering event!

Host a Family Engineering Training Workshop to find out how!

Register to host a workshop or to be informed of future workshops.


Open to All

Family Engineering introduces K-8 children and their parents to fun engineering activities that they can do together as they explore future careers. Consider hosting or attending a 3-hour Family Engineering Training that will prepare participants to host Family Engineering events in K-8 schools and community settings.

Workshops are open to MiSTEM, formal and informal STEM educators, MSU Extension staff, 4-H volunteers, and all who want to engage families in STEM.

As A Workshop Host, You Will

  • Recruit participants
  • Manage registration
  • Coordinate a space for the workshop

Family Engineering Training Workshops are a collaboration between Michigan Tech University and MSU Extension, with the goal of increasing STEM literacy across Michigan. Family Engineering events are an opportunity for schools and communities to explore engineering—a key part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Workshop Facilitators

For more information, contact workshop facilitators: Tracy D’Augustino, MSU ( and Thomas Oliver, Michigan Tech University (

Workshop Facilitators Will

  • Provide a Family Engineering Activity & Event Planning Guide FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT.
  • Support participants when they host their first Family Event.

Michigan State University Extension

Michigan Technological University

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Issued in furtherance of MSU Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Quentin Tyler, Director, MSU Extension, East Lansing, MI 48824. This information is for educational purposes only. Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not mentioned. Revised May 2021.

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