Ideas from Kids

Nicole Flores
Nicole Flores

PostedMarch 21, 2015

Ideas from Kids

Hey, kids, it's your future!

Find out what kids think about Grand Challenges for Engineering!  Each year the NAE invites students to get involved in the Grand Challenges; examples include the 2015 EngineerGirl Essay Contest and the Engineering for You Video Contest 2.

Check out the EngineeringGirl winning essays and the E4U2 video entries!

Check back to learn about more opportunities for children or to share your ideas!


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Make solar energy economical Provide energy from fusion Develop carbon sequestration methods Manage the nitrogen cycle Restore and improve urban infrastructure Advance health informatics Engineer better medicines Reverse-engineer the brain Prevent nuclear terror Secure cyberspace Enhance virtual reality Advance personalized learning
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  • Manisha Shaik
    Manisha Shaik

    Posted 10 years and 4 months ago

    Manisha Shaik from Hyderabad INDIA comments on For Kids
    thanks a lot to this website!! this helped me to write a essay which even got selected for prize winning!!
  • karol canelo
    karol canelo

    Posted 10 years and 8 months ago

    karol canelo from california comments on For Kids
    I think energy is good for the earth
  • Phil

    Posted 10 years and 9 months ago

    Phil from Colorado comments on For Kids
    I have ideas for creating an electromagnetic generator that could power vehicles, and if expanded, even homes. Could there be a challenge on creating renewable energy, not just solar energy?
  • Cynthia Mutscheller
    Cynthia Mutscheller

    Posted 11 years and 3 months ago

    Cynthia Mutscheller from Virginia comments on For Kids
    Both of your websites for youth favor girls. They should be gender neutral. I'm so tired of everyone trying so hard to politically correct that they over do it. I'm sorry about the rant but my son's lego league team could benefit from these websites but how does it inspire boys when all the info is given by girls and there's flowers on the page?
  • kayla

    Posted 11 years and 4 months ago

    kayla from balitmore,md comments on For Kids
    i need good science fairprojects for school this site dont help at all..... email me
  • De'Ara

    Posted 11 years and 4 months ago

    De'Ara from balitmore comments on For Kids
    i think that this site is pertty cool this site helped alot
  • Sam Burnett
    Sam Burnett

    Posted 11 years and 6 months ago

    Sam Burnett from Ruston,Louisiana comments on For Kids
    I think we need a more powerful enjection for brain tumor.
  • Braden Hofeling
    Braden Hofeling

    Posted 11 years and 10 months ago

    Braden Hofeling from Arizona comments on For Kids
    I have not explored the site much, but ive been thinking about cool engineering tools that could be potentially helpful. I do not know much at all about engineering and dont know if this is invented yet, but it would be interesting to see a tool, like a sonar gun that emits sonar waves and maps them out within a certain radius on a screen atop the "gun". Then, there could also be a heat sensor at the base of the gun with the same radius that also maps out what heat signatures there are around the person using the gun.
  • stephen

    Posted 11 years and 10 months ago

    stephen from san jose comments on For Kids
    great now make that chip ;/
  • Habeeb

    Posted 12 years and 4 months ago

    Habeeb from Dubai comments on For Kids
    this is a great site,i have been greatly inspired,i have an idea of track-able chip made in a stamp that can be planted on a passport in matter of second,in order to trace a criminal if he or she passes through any airport.
  • Nathan Bentzen
    Nathan Bentzen

    Posted 12 years and 8 months ago

    Nathan Bentzen from Colorado, USA comments on For Kids
    I have been inspired by your website and want to create a better solar energy cell. Do you have any people that could help me?
  • Shevati Bonari
    Shevati Bonari

    Posted 12 years and 8 months ago

    Shevati Bonari from USA comments on For Kids
    Is there a possible way to use water to power a car? Or harness the energy released from splitting an atom?
  • Stacie

    Posted 14 years and 10 months ago

    Stacie from Washington, DC comments on For Kids
    Check out this new, interactive site for kids interested in engineering:
  • lola

    Posted 15 years ago

    lola from houston comments on For Kids
    Have any scientest figured out a way to somehow drive or use cars without useing fuel?i'm an eco-person!
  • Gina Joy Roemer
    Gina Joy Roemer

    Posted 16 years and 5 months ago

    Gina Joy Roemer from Clarkston, MI comments on For Kids
    I'm personally motivated by what I've been reading at your website...I think the six-minute video is great...Relaying your information would be a pleasure for any educator; I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about what the 21st Century will require from all of us budding engineers!
  • david

    Posted 16 years and 5 months ago

    david from argentina comments on For Kids
    seria bueno que idearan un metodo para crear oxígeno a traves de una maquina que cumpla las mismas funciones que una planta.