The Outreach Design Education (ODE) Program at Duke University is a free immersive design program to help introduce younger students, particularly underrepresented minority students, to engineering and to foster an early appreciation for STEM. By focusing on design, rather than conceptual or abstract learning exercises, ODE can give students the practical skills to identify problems and to develop solutions. With these skills, students can transform an idea from a far-off concept into a finished product.

By making engineering accessible and enjoyable to more people, engineering can become more comprehensive, helpful and inclusive to all.