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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

117 EpisodesProduced by The K12 Engineering Education PodcastWebsite

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Learn more and read transcripts at Produced by Pius Wong, engineer, of Pios Labs ( This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger … read more


Raising an Electrical Engineer

How do you make an engineer? Guest engineer Leyla Yilan shares her thoughts. Leyla is an electrical and computer engineer at chip-maker AMD, as well as a proud parent of two daughters. She tells her story of how she got into the field, explaining the importance of family and friends in pivoting her toward engineering. Then she talks about how she tries to expose her kids to different fields like she was. Also hear Leyla talk about equivalence checking, being a daughter of an immigrant, gendered toys, bringing your daughter to work, and more.

Mentioned in this episode:
• Maker Kids Lab on the podcast:
• AMD, computer chip maker:
• Background on equivalence checking:
• Digital logic tutorial:
• Common Core educational standards:
• Girlstart on the podcast:
• LEGO Friends:
• Sparki robot, from ArcBotics, on the podcast:
• Kumon private after-school programs:

Mentioned in the post-show notes:
• Vote for our session at SXSW Edu Panelpicker! “Podcasting for Education Meetup”:
• Wikipedia Viewer, an ideation tool by Pius Wong:

Our closing music is from "Late for School" by Bleeptor, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License: Subscribe and find more podcast information at: The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: Help Pios Labs continue! You can donate at:

Also check out these projects from Pios Labs:
• Engineering Word Of The Day (EWOTD) podcast:
• Guidebook “Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games” by Pius Wong, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers:

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