My name is Ryan Williams (National Board Certified Teacher and Milken Educator) and I designed these lessons to take students through the engineering process while taking advantage of my school’s 3D printer. These lessons are engaging for both male and female students because of space travel, aliens, problem solving, word problems, creative writing and exploration of a newly found planet. Your students will take the reins of project based learning and engineering by coming up with products to help them survive a crash landing and metal-eating aliens. Writing and public speaking play a major role in this process too because students will be answering open-ended questions and reporting to an audience on how the engineering process eventually saved their lives. Your job as an educator takes on the role of the facilitator of learning.