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2016 Engineering Gift Guide

The 2016 Engineering Gift Guide from Purdue University is filled with fun toys, games and applications to engage girls and boys ages 3-18 in engineering thinking and design. Items included in the guide go through an extensive review process. Researchers looked for toys that would promote engineering practices ranging from coding and spatial reasoning to problem solving and critical thinking. 

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2016 Review Summaries



2015 Engineering Gift Guide

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Contact Elizabeth Gajdzik at or 765-494-9599 for questions or concerns.

Mailing Address

Purdue University, Wang Hall, Suite 3500
ATTN: Elizabeth Gajdzik
516 Northwestern Avenue, Room 3506
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Financial Support for Gift Guide

  • General Motors Foundation
  • Boeing
  • John Deere Foundation

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