Engineering Gift Guide

Toys, games and books can support children’s early development of knowledge and skills related to engineering as well as science and mathematics. Research has shown many of the toys, games and books that support engineering learning are more often purchased for boys than for girls. Through the Engineering Gift Guide, the INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering is raising public awareness of the many toys, games and books that promote engineering learning and are fun for both boys and girls. 

2015 Engineering Gift Guide

To view a printable version of the 2015 Engineering Gift Guide please click here.

Gift Reviews

Read about how the gifts that appear in our 2015 Engineering Gift Guide support and promote engineering thinking and design. Click here.

Research Bases for Engineering Gift Guide

Gift Submission Process

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In the News

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Contact Elizabeth Gajdzik at or 765-494-9599 for questions or concerns.

Mailing Address

Purdue University, Wang Hall, Suite 3500
ATTN: Elizabeth Gajdzik
516 Northwestern Avenue, Room 3506
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Financial Support for Gift Guide

  • General Motors Foundation
  • Boeing
  • John Deere Foundation

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