STEM Toys that Inspire Ingenuity




Here’s a list of fifteen toys that inspire ingenuity, creativity, tinkering, STEM learning, building, and making for kids of all ages.

Price $ – under $25 $$ – $25-49.99 $$$ – $50-74.99 $$$$ – $75-99.99 $$$$$ – over $100

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Laser Cutters in Schools: Safety Tips

Laser cutters are great! These devices can easily cut flat materials including wood, cardboard, and acrylic for rapid prototyping and manufacturing. They can even inscribe or engrave those and more such as wood, metal, stone, and others.

The price of very capable laser cutting is still dropping way down, to the point that many models […]


TEEAP Conference Keynote – November 7, 2014

Thank you for attending the TEEAP Conference. Here are the slides from my presentation.

TEEAP Keynote – November 7, 2014 – Slides


Making and Publishing iBooks from Start to Finish - NJECC 2014

Today I am presenting a workshop at the NJ Educational Computing Cooperative Annual Conference at Montclair State University. I will be highlighting the development of my iBook “Engineers Decide.”

Here is the PowerPoint handout for the session: Making and Publishing iBooks from Start to Finish – NJECC 2014

Here are some files you can use […]


Engineers Decide: Children’s Interactive iBook Available for Free until March 31, 2014

Written by David Janosz Jr., ‘Engineers Decide’ was designed to inspire and educate future engineers and children who have a curiosity about the engineered items they encounter everyday. The first of its kind, the book tackles subject matter that has, to date, never been published in an interactive electronic format. It is built […]


Engineers Decide

I wrote Engineers Decide because I want every young person to be able to envision himself or herself doing engineering. I know that most will not become engineers, but too many children never even see the possibility.

I originally wrote the book in 2008, which is about the time my oldest child was old enough […]


Thomas Edison Muckers

The Thomas Edison Muckers website celebrates the inventive and entrepreneurial spirit. It is the product of the Edison Innovation Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the Edison legacy and encourages students to embrace careers in science, technology, and engineering; and is committed to educating the next generation of great innovators. Through a long-term contract with […]