Engineering for all

children assembling test circuits Engineering is enjoying a moment, thanks to the maker movement, a cultural phenomenon that encourages everyday citizens to design, build and create. "Making encompasses everything from electronics and robotics to woodworking and traditional arts and crafts," says Pramod Khargonekar, assistant director for Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF), "and the movement is poised to change the way we think about engineering--from where it happens to who can do ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131735&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.