The fun begins with Sylvan’s Engineering programs in the Des Moines and Ames region. Your child will have a blast diving into a new hands-on project each week, like designing, testing and redesigning machines and bridges using LEGO® bricks or K’NEX® pieces. Your child’s creativity will soar to new levels as he or she works with a buddy to put together these unique creations and challenges other students to friendly games and competitions. Your child will be solving problems just like an engineer in no time — and developing vital 21st century skills too!

Is There an Aspiring Engineer in Your Family?

From building sophisticated structures to testing, deconstructing and redesigning them all over again with a better solution, your child will be thinking and problem solving like a real engineer! Our practical, hands-on courses are an amazing way for your budding inventor to understand important science, engineering and architectural concepts while also using his or her imagination and creativity. Parents can join in on the fun too: we send out regular email communication to keep you in the loop every week. We also preview the following week’s project via email so you and your child can get excited for the next session!

Sylvan’s Engineering programs in the Des Moines and Ames region provide:

  • Practical, hands-on projects that range from designing machines using LEGO® bricks to building different bridge types with K’NEX® pieces.
  • A 21st century education designed to equip your child with STEM skills.
  • An intimate classroom setting, including a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio and no more than 12 students per class.
  • Weekly email communication to keep parents involved and informed.