Welcome to

the blog

Posted February 25, 2020

About us

Engineers of Tomorrow is a not-for-profit that is shaping the engineering narrative by telling better stories. 

The magic of the EIR-Teacher collaboration model

The Engineer-in-Residence (EIR) program is very strategically designed to connected professional engineers with teachers (and their classes).

It’s no accident that the EIR program is set up this way.

There is significant value to the collaboration that can happen between a teacher and an engineer.

It can take some work.

Connecting two professions. Asking engineers and teachers to “swap hats” so-to-speak.

When the volunteer engineer and the teacher collaborate, we see….

  • curriculum being brought to life for students through experiential learning
  • engineers becoming role models for students and ambassadors for their profession
  • teachers connecting kids to real-life learning examples

The hard work that goes into developing a working relationship and collaborating with someone is a small price to pay for the long term results.

Things become easier and impact is amplified!

The EIR program is about investing in that collaboration so that we can create systemic culture change.

The experience and knowledge that each person brings to the relationship is valuable in some way.

Teachers can help engineers translate their “engineer-speak” to kid-friendly language.

Engineers can help teachers apply their classroom lessons to real-world examples.

And together they are inspiring the next generation of problem solvers and game changers!

You may also like…

2022 Wrapped

2022 Wrapped

As we wrap up 2022 we are reflecting on the progress we've made as we work towards our vision...   One day every...

Here are 3 ways you can help today!

Give a gift

four kids in the classroom

Help support Canadian kids’ educational experience by donating to Engineers of Tomorrow.

Make a difference

Marshmallow challenge

Create hundreds of positive engineering experiences over the whole school year for a local class.

Join us

Classroom experiment

Be a part of something big! Our sponsors are thought leaders that want to make a difference.

Follow us on your favorite platform…

Or volunteer with us!

Are you passionate about engineering? Want to share your story and become an engineering ambassador? Want to smash stereotypes and get kids curious about engineering?


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *