When pre and post survey responses were compared, both girls and boys in grades 2-5 were significantly more likely to agree that they would enjoy being an engineer after completing an "Engineering is Elementary (EiE)" unit in their classroom. A significant number of 7,000 girls and boys also demonstrated a broadening of their understanding of technology after using EiE materials when compared to a control group.

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Cunningham, C. M., & Lachapelle, C. P. (2012). Research and Evaluation Results for the Engineering is Elementary Project: An Executive Summary of the First Eight Years. Boston, MA: Museum of Science. Retrieved from http://www.mos.org/eie/pdf/research/EiE_Executive_Summary_Jan2012.pdf