The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is for all the educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents out there who want to instill engineering thinking into young people. Listen as we try to find better ways to teach and inspire kids in invention, problem-solving, persistence, teamwork, and imagination. For more on what the podcast covers, read this article from producer and host Pius Wong: "Teachers and Engineers Need to Talk." If you like the show, please consider supporting Pius and his indepdendent studio at Pios Labs through Patreon.
Our guests include teachers, professors, professional engineers, computer scientists, researchers, parents, business leaders, startup founders, makers, technicians, trainers, developers, authors, architects, and all-around cool people with ideas worth hearing. If you know of other good guests to talk to, let us know. Learn more about the show and how to reach us below. You can also check this website for occasional news or sign up for email updates.
About the Host
Pius Wong created The K12 Engineering Education Podcast in 2016, following several years building educational technology and leading engineering training for hundreds of K-12 teachers across the US with The University of Texas at Austin. At the same time in 2016, he started the engineering consultancy Pios Labs, and he wanted to continue the conversations he was already having about how to improve engineering education for all. Before all this, he did engineering research and development in robotics, medical devices, and orthopaedic implants, all while training adults in various engineering topics. Currently he does engineering consulting and contracting, develops educational software, and teaches math at the local community college.
Sometimes recurring guest hosts and cohosts drop by. Rachel Fahrig has worked with Pius since 2012, and she sometimes joins to share her perspective on the podcast as an experienced K-12 educator.
How to Listen
Find The K12 Engineering Education Podcast on your favorite podcast platforms, including:
- Apple Podcasts (iTunes)
- The Public Radio Exchange (PRX/PRI)
- Google Podcasts
- Amazon Alexa or Google Home: Ask your smart speaker to play "K12 Engineering Education Podcast," without the "The" for better luck at recognizing it.
Also find the latest episodes on this website. Check here when you're ready to listen to more.
Prefer to read? Want to follow along while you listen? Written transcripts of the episodes are uploaded onto the website as they become available. Check the episode pages for text transcripts.
How to Support the Show
Listening is the number one way to support the podcast! Thanks for tuning in and thinking about how to encourage better STEM learning, design thinking, and complex and integrated problem-solving in engineering.
Share the show with your friends and colleagues who you think would be into it. Tell them about it, share it on social media. Contact us and let us know what topics interest you in engineering education, either online or in person in Austin.
Finally you can donate to the show to help keep it going. Generous friends and suppporters have helped pay for website hosting, stream services, recording equipment, and everything else that goes into making a podcast like this.
Check out the page on how to support the podcast for more details.
Contact and Connect with the Show
Let's meet up if you're in Austin, Texas. Otherwise, if you're on any of the following platforms, you can connect with the show there:
- Follow the studio Pios Labs on Patreon
- Follow the show on Ko-fi
- Like the podcast Facebook page
- Follow and tweet the podcast on Twitter
- Leave comments on SoundCloud
- Share your thoughts on Reddit
- Sign up for podcast news on the MailChimp email newsletter
- Watch the Pios Labs YouTube channel
- Follow the Pios Labs Instagram
- Email the show
Is there another place the podcast should be? Do you want to talk to us at a particular conference, school, or meetup? Send us a message.
About the Website
Several people made this website possible. The original site was made by Pius and the talented Jay Lara, software engineer and web developer in Texas.
By Season 3, the number of episodes grew by a lot, and the amount of data to organize grew with it. Other knowledgeable developers gave feedback on the site and helped revamp it, including Anthony, tech startup veteran, and Brarian, podcast fanatic and full-stack guru. Contact us to learn more about the web technology behind the site.