How can STEM engage and empower ALL students in creating a better world with affordable food, cleaner water, and better health? Join us in a conversation with Cary Sneider, recipient of NSTA’s Carleton award for leadership in science education and head of the engineering design writing team for the NGSS, and Mihir Ravel, a pioneer in design-centric STEM education and former Vice-President of Technology leading global R&D initiatives. They will share findings from the last two decades of education research in how students think about, learn, and benefit from engineering design activities. Building on the research evidence, the session will discuss real life examples and personal experiences of integrating engineering with science education, effectively engaging students in STEM learning. The examples will lead into discussion of how educators can engage students in seeing engineering as an agent for bridging the power of science with the needs of humanity and the environment.