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Engineer in the Classroom

Engineer in the Classroom aims to promote engineering and STEM-based learning in a fun, interactive way for 5th grade students of all capabilities, backgrounds, and interest levels. We do so by sending real-world engineering professionals into 5th grade classrooms to teach introductory engineering principles, with the annual culmination of the program showcasing a student designed and built Rube Goldberg machine. Each year, the machine must accomplish a different task, and is built using only components that the students source from what many would consider "garbage." EITC has deep roots in the Decatur area, founded over 20 years ago with continuous annual growth, now reaching several communities around central Illinois.