Through My Window

Through My Window

Through My Window is a multimedia engineering education website with supporting offline curriculum for both formal and informal learning environments. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Through My Window was developed by engineering educators and learning experts at Smith College and Springfield (MA) Technical Community College. Through My Window engages children and young teens in engineering through the use of imaginative, developmentally appropriate narrative. Talk to Me, a full-length young adult mystery novel, is the centerpiece of the project, and is available online at no cost and in paperback. Learners enter the world of the Talk to Me characters through interactive online learning adventures that deeply explore engineering concepts introduced in the novel. Although engaging to all users, it targets underrepresented groups in engineering-especially girls-in informal settings.