Below are articles and publications produced by the Head Start on Engineering project. Manuscripts in review are available from the authors on request.

  • Pattison, S. A., Corrie, P., Benne, M., & Svarovsky, G. N. (2016). Head Start on Engineering: Supporting Engineering Interest Development in Early Childhood. Poster presented at the Visitor Studies Association Conference, Boston, MA. Article »

  • Pattison, S. A., Núñez, V., Smith, C., & Douglass, A. (2019). Ingeniería para mi familia: Strengthening the cultural relevance of the Head Start on Engineering program for families. Cambridge, MA: TERC. Article »

  • Pattison, S. A., Núñez, V., Smith, C., Svarovsky, G. N., Benne, M., Corrie, P., & Stewart, R. (2018). Introduction to the Head Start on Engineering pilot program: Engaging families with preschool children in the engineering design process. Portland, OR: Institute for Learning Innovation. Article »

  • Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G. N., Benne, M., Corrie, P., Núñez, V., & Smith, C. (2018). Head Start on Engineering: 2017–18 program year evaluation report. Portland, OR: Institute for Learning Innovation. Article »

  • Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G. N., Benne, M., Corrie, P., Núñez, V., Smith, C., & Stewart, R. (2018). Head Start on Engineering. Poster presented at the Visitor Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL. Article »

  • Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G. N., Corrie, P., Benne, M., Nuñez, V., Dierking, L. D., & Verbeke, M. (2016). Conceptualizing early childhood STEM interest development as a distributed system: A preliminary framework. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. Article »

  • Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G. N., Gontan, I., Corrie, P., Benne, M., Weiss, S., … Ramos-Montañez, S. (2017). Teachers, informal STEM educators, and learning researchers collaborating to engage low-income families with engineering. Connected Science Learning, 4. Retrieved from »

  • Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G. N., Ramos-Montañez, S., Gontan, I., Weiss, S., Corrie, P., … Nunes, V. (2018). Understanding early childhood engineering interest development as a family-level systems phenomenon: Findings from the Head Start in Engineering project. Manuscript in review.

  • Pattison, S. A., Weiss, S., Ramos-Montañez, S., Gontan, I., Svarovsky, G., Corrie, P. G., … Smith, C. (2018). Engineering in early childhood: Describing family-level interest development systems. Paper presented at the NARST 91st Annual International Conference, Atlanta, GA. Article »

  • Svarovsky, G. N., Pattison, S. A., Verbeke, M., Benne, M., & Corrie, P. (2017). Head Start on Engineering: Early findings (work in progress). Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH: American Society for Engineering Education. Article »




Head Start on Engineering is funded in part by the National Science Foundation (DRL-1515628), Oregon Community Foundation, Collins Foundation, Boeing Corporation, University of Notre Dame, and Juan Young Trust. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.