Abstract: For the last 15 years, the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach has been working with schools around the world to bring engineering into the K-16 classroom. As we become a technology-dependent society, the average voter and policy maker must understand fundamental science and engineering concepts to make informed choices. We have teamed with LEGO and National Instruments to develop LEGO Mindstorms, with Princeton, Pixar and Walden Media to develop SAM Animation, and we have teamed with National Instruments to develop outreach programs in schools. In this talk, I will show some of the results of these alliances and how they can be used to affect the college classroom as well. Children are encouraged to come.