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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


Overcoming Struggles

Some students struggle with trauma, mental health, mental disabilities, and negative peers and adults; and yet, with the right decisions and the right help, they still will become successful engineers. Hector is a computer engineer who has such a story. Although engineering and computers interested him early on, he faced several major obstacles on his path to getting an engineering degree. Hector talks about self-reflection, accommodations, and other supports that helped him overcome these obstacles.

Mentioned in this episode:
• Wolfenstein video game series, starting in 1981 to today:
• Info on accommodations for college students with disabilities, from the American Psychological Association:
• “Working Together: K12 Teachers and Students with Disabilities,” article from the University of Washington:
• Online discussion on Reddit in 2016 about engineers with ADHD:

Mentioned in the post-show notes:
• Support the show on Patreon:
• Join a workshop with me at CAST in Houston 2017? Info at:

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:
• Improv Professional Development (ImprovPD) project:

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