Adventures in Engineering for Kids: 35 Challenges to Design the Future - Journey to City X - Without Limits, What Can Kids Create?

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8.5 X 9.9 X 0.4 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Brett Schilke is a globally-recognized expert on the future of learning and the future of work, and is the co-creator of the City X Project, a problem solving, design, and engineering course for kids that's used in over 75 countries and nationwide in China. He is an advisor to multiple education startups, and has designed future-focused curriculum and learning experiences for the United States Congress and the UAE Ministry of Education. Brett also currently leads the Task Force for the Future of Work for the G20 Engagement Group on Youth.

Currently serving on the faculty of Singularity University in Silicon Valley, Brett designs and leads initiatives to redesign the global K12 education system. He regularly writes on education and the future of youth on various media properties and averages over 30 global speaking engagements each year. Design Genius Jr. Engineering: 40 Challenges to Design the Future as You Journey to City X is his first book. He lives in Palo Alto, California.


A masterpiece of science fiction that teaches youngsters and parents alike essential lessons about designing the best future for humanity. A must buy and essential reading for the young and older among us.

- Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus in Psychology, Stanford University
It's always fun for kids to think about the future, but it's not easy to keep the conversation going because everything becomes complicated. This book changes the rules--figuring out the future of transportation, food, energy, the environment and more--it all becomes an elaborate game. And not just a game, but a serious exercise in scenario planning, decision sciences and collaboration disguised as a game. What a great way to encourage kids to use their imagination to invent the future--I only wish there was a similar book for adults (who probably need it even more than kids do). - Howard Blumenthal, Senior Scholar, The University of Pennsylvania, Creator/Producer of "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"