Engage Learning was founded in 2016. Since our first project in August 2016, we have completed 15 projects with students from the Norman and Oklahoma City areas. Our projects happen all year round, with 2 week long summer projects and 10 week long semester projects. Over 150 students have participated in Engage Learning projects, and many of them have returned for multiple projects. The problems which students often seek to solve on projects revolve around solving real-world problems. Topics have ranged from solar-powered community structures to high school battery share systems to a solar-powered greenhouse. 

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Engage Learning is staffed and supported by over a dozen field professionals. We are proud and honored to work with teachers, designers, makers, engineers, and architects who have a passion for teaching students how to solve real-world problems.

We will have information about all of our amazing staff members in this section soon.

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Bart Keeton

Executive Director/Founder

While a Ph.D. student and Fellow at Duke University, I also taught middle school and high school students enrolled in the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). I worked with Duke TIP in their summer programs and throughout the academic year while also teaching project-intensive courses for Duke undergraduate students across a range of disciplines. In 2010 I was recruited to design projects and programs for the US Intelligence Community. I did so for six years, leading an innovative team that helped transform how the organization approached some of its toughest analytical challenges. I continued in this capacity after my family and I moved to Norman in August of 2015. I left my position as a Program Lead for the Intelligence Community to launch Engage Learning in 2016.