What happens when you give a class of 7th grade girls some Raspberry Pis and tell them about the programming system called Scratch? You get a lot of great projects. Duh!
It isn't so completely unusual for kids to get classes in engineering and technology these days, although I certainly wish it were more common. To me, the really interesting thing is that "technology" isn't really "computers" anymore... that is old school. Now it's all about mobile and social and making physical things. That is what inspires kids to want to learn about math and engineering. That is what our education system should be using to inspire and challenge our future engineers, scientists and technical entrepreneurs. Maker projects for all!