What a great idea! I used to do this informally in my ChE courses when I was teaching back when.
Everyday Examples in Engineering (E3s), a retention strategy disseminated by ENGAGE (EngageEngineering.org), invites US faculty to apply for a $2,000 mini-grant.
Research indicates that student learning and interest improves when instructors use examples that are familiar to students to teach technical concepts. Funded by NSF, ENGAGE is currently working with over 50 engineering schools to increase retention of engineering students, particularly underrepresented groups, and look forward to the opportunity to work with you. The mini-grant application is due February 22nd. To inform your mini-grant proposal, consider attending an ENGAGE webinar on January 29 at 3 ET. Here is a registration link. In addition, take some time to review the mini-grant FAQs below, and email Alison Dana, ENGAGE Project Coordinator, at email@example.com, if you have additional questions.