After a careful application process, the Engineer-in-Residence program matches a volunteer engineer with a school based on criteria provided on the application forms. After we find an appropriate match, we introduce the engineer to the primary contact teacher at that school. The two meet to plan visits and activities for the year. The EIR does not just go into the one classroom; the primary contact teacher should introduce the EIR to other teachers and staff, so that the whole school can benefit from the EIR presence.

The EIR program office offers resources and guidance to help with set-up and with planning throughout the year.