Announcing the Winner of the
2009 Premier Curriculum Award for K-12 Engineering

Congratulations to Susan Powers and Jan DeWaters of Clarkson University, for their original middle school curricular unit entitled, Energy Systems and Solutions.

In this unit, students explore energy production and consumption issues from everyday life, learning about our nation's energy situation and basic energy and physics concepts. Through engaging activities and the engineering problem solving approach, students apply what they've learned to a real-life project that reduces fossil fuel use. The curriculum is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant nos. DUE-0428127 and DGE-0338216, from the NSF GK-12 and Distinguished Teaching Scholars programs.

Click here to link to winner of the 2009 Premier Curriculum Award for K-12 Engineering
Click here for press release (PDF)
Click here for the award announcement in the NSTA Reports magazine (PDF)
Click here for the award announcement in ASEE's Prism magazine (PDF)
Click here to see photos from the award ceremony

Congratulations to our other finalists:

Terry Carter for his seventh-grade Laser Light Properties: Protecting the Mummified Troll! unit. Terry is a technology and math middle school teacher who created this curriculum through the Vanderbilt University Research Experiences for Teachers Program in Nashville, TN.

Travis M. Doll for his eighth-grade Sound Booth Construction activity. Travis is a graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department who created this activity as part of Drexel University's NSF GK-12 Program, in Philadelphia, PA.

If you have K-12 engineering lessons, activities or curricular units that are not yet online, you can publish them in the TeachEngineering digital library. All TeachEngineering curricula are automatically cataloged on the Engineering Pathway. TeachEngineering curricula must be complete documents providing full instructions for teaching activities, lessons or curricular units, and a more extensive review process is required. Learn more about publishing on

Please consider submitting for the 2012 award.
Return to this page for 2012 award requirements and deadlines.

Premier Curriculum Award for K-12 Engineering

K-12 Engineering Curriculum Award - Call for Submissions

Announcing the Premier Curriculum Award for K-12 Engineering - a biennial international award recognizing creation of outstanding K-12 engineering curriculum.

Submit your original and creative high-quality, classroom-tested engineering lessons and activities. Winning curriculum must be made available, free of charge, to all teachers and students through the TeachEngineering and the Engineering Pathway digital libraries.

Eligibility Curriculum Submission Requirements Submission Cover Letter
Prepare a cover letter that includes the following information: Review Criteria


Submission Process
1. Prepare your original curriculum, taking into consideration the eligibility, submission requirements and review criteria described above.
2. Complete a cover letter that includes the information listed above.
3. By October 15, 2008, email the letter and curriculum (in MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to the award submission coordinator.
4. By November 17, 2008, four finalists are selected and notified.
5. By January 16, 2009, finalists must convert their curricula into the appropriate TeachEngineering template(s).
6. By February 28, 2009, a winner is selected and notified.

Please direct any questions to the award coordinator.