Welcome to the Valley Metro Engineers of the Future Virtual STEM program. You have found the best place to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math online!
Our engineers-mentors teach STEM through in-depth lessons and provide step-by-step instruction to create and build awesome projects. Plus, climb aboard for an exciting virtual field trip, or hear from one of our distinguished guest lecturers helping students find success with STEM learning.
Amazing STEM lessons, cool project builds, and much more are right here at your fingertips with the Engineers of the Future Virtual Learning Program.
Don’t just try one lesson. Why not give them all a shot. Let the fun begin by clicking below!
Lesson 1: Welcome Message
A special welcome to the Engineers of the Future Virtual Learning Program from Scott Smith,
CEO Valley Metro!
Lesson 2: Guest Lecture
Our special guest lecturer Tony Santana shares his story about growing up in west Phoenix,
graduating from ASU, and becoming a vital engineer for Valley Metro Light Rail. Tony explains how STEM
set his career on a path to success.
Lesson 3: Balloon Car
Janet Yeow of AECOM provides a lesson in the importance of critical thinking for STEM. Plus,
she teaches our young engineers on how to use those skills to build a super-fast balloon car.
Lesson 4: Marshmallow Slingshot
Joseph Davis of Jacobs Engineering explains why effective communication is essential for
STEM careers. He also helps build a marshmallow slingshot to get those sweet treats flying.
Lesson 5: Fieldtrip
Who doesn’t love big trucks and heavy-duty construction equipment? Take a virtual tour of
the massive Valley Metro Operations and Maintenance Center Expansion Construction Project.
Lesson 6: Building Bridge Bonanza
Scott Tollefson of PGH Wong Engineering, Inc. teaches a lesson about workplace safety. He also helps our young engineers to build a very cool beam bridge and suspension bridge.
All Engineers of the Future Curriculum
Note: Some lessons do not have a written curriculum available
- Project Rundown
- Lesson 1: Welcome Message
- Lesson 2: Tony Santana
- Lesson 3: Balloon Car
- Lesson 4: Marshmallow Slingshot
- Lesson 5: Virtual Field Trip
- Lesson 6: Bridge Building Bonanza
- Lesson 7: Build Best Bridge
- Lesson 8: GCU Guest Lecture
- Lesson 9: Student Social Media Posts
- Lesson 10: Virtual Field Trip
- Lesson 11: Marshmallow Balance
- Lesson 12: Goodbye Message
Questions regarding the program contact: firstname.lastname@example.org