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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

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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


Inside a Startup After-School STEAM Program

Founding an education business comes with challenges and rewards, far beyond the financials. Guest EJ Zain talks about this first-hand. EJ founded the startup Maker Kids Lab, LLC, in Austin, Texas. Her very new startup runs after-school programs for middle schoolers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). In her lessons, Zain and her team of helper-teachers guide students of different ages to work together on hands-on, creative projects. She discusses her motivations for starting Maker Kids Lab as a parent, her strategies for engaging kids, and her hopes for creating a business with a social impact.

Mentioned in this episode:
• Maker Kids Lab on Facebook:
• Maker Kids Lab on Instagram:
• The 4 C’s of Problem-Based Learning (PBL):
• TechShop:
• Hexbugs:
• Small Business Administration (SBA):
• InnovateHER, an SBA business competition:
• Website of Maker Kids Lab, LLC:

Mentioned in the post-show notes:
• Support the show on Patreon:
• Panelpicker for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018 (deadline July 21):

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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