Faculty Advisor

Cyr, Martha

Faculty Advisor

Deskins, N Aaron


There is an increasing need for engineers, yet the number of students entering the field annually remains stagnant. Of all degrees awarded in 2013 only 4.7% were for engineering (Digest of Education Statistic 2013). Furthermore, few underrepresented students are entering the field. The purpose of this project was to promote engineering to young students by creating insightful videos. We researched the disincentive common amongst students and compiled a list of misconceptions we could dispel and messages we could convey in the short videos. Surveys were used to test four videos with middle/high school kids. It was concluded that short videos on engineering can have a positive impact on student’s outlook of the career.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering