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Overview of PEEK

PEEK is a program through which undergraduate students have the opportunity to visit elementary school classrooms and teach children basic principles of engineering using LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits. In addition to visiting classrooms, PEEK hosts educational events for various campus groups and runs a workshop for children of alumni during alumni weekend. PEEK also holds Engineering Nights for elementary school children, where children are given the opportunity to design a LEGO robot to meet a particular challenge. PEEK's general goals as an organization are: PEEK was started in 2003 by Kristin Bethke and Jim McQuade (both '03), inspired by a similar program run by Chris Rogers at Tufts University. PEEK is now part of Community House, an organization that runs student-driven education programs aimed at closing the achievement gap in Princeton.


The following links are for curricula we have used at Riverside Elementary School (2004-5), developed by Roz Echols and Jen Lewellen, based largely on material from the CEEO at Tufts.

Old Events

Contact Information

If you are interested in being a member of PEEK and volunteering to visit classrooms or help out with engineering nights, please send email to Sara and Garrett, the co-leaders of PEEK.

Current officers:

PEEK is made possible by the generous support of Princeton's Center for Innovation in Engineering Education (CIEE), the Center for Engineering Educational Outreach (CEEO) at Tufts University, and the National Science Foundation.