There has been much said about the need for more students to go into STEM fields and the difficulty of exciting the public about space.
I’ve had opportunities to talk with kids about what got me excited about space and with space professionals and educators at conferences about how engineers can participate in inspiring the next generation. A common idea is we don’t want to reinvent the wheel.
In order for engineers to effectively support educators in showing what is so cool about space (because who better than the people who love space!), it helps to have a starting idea to build upon and tailor to the audience. To that end, here is a collection of links to ideas and supporting material for existing ideas.