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Northrup Grumman Engineering Scholars

NGSThis scholarship program is intended to support promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an engineering-related field and who live in communities where Electronic Systems is a major presence.

High-technology companies across the nation, like Northrop Grumman, continue to face a critical shortage of specialized engineering personnel we need for our businesses. Through this scholarship effort, we hope to motivate some of the brightest and best students — with a background and interest in math and science — to consider the engineering professions.

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Most ACT Test Takers Not Ready for College

Only about a quarter of the 2009 high school graduates taking the ACT admissions test have the skills to succeed in college, according to a report on the exam that shows little improvement over results from the 2008 graduating class. According to the Wall Street Journal, ACT said 23% of this year’s high school graduates […]

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Test-prep Pioneer Kaplan Dies

Stanley Kaplan, who launched what became the nation’s largest test-prep business, helping students get ready for college-entrance exams such as the SAT, has died at age 90, Dow Jones Newswires reported. Kaplan Inc., which blazed a trail for the for-profit education industry, was sold the Washington Post Co. (WPO) in 1984. At the time, annual […]

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Feature: A World in Motion

An engineering-inspired school curriculum connects standards-based theory with practical invention. By Mary Lord

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Robotics Mentoring at US FIRST

MENTApply as a high school student or as an Engineering Mentor to work on a Robotics team at a school near your area. The program works with FRIST , BEST and VEX robotics to help students connect with an activity in their area.

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Curriculum: Engineering is Elementary. Museum of Science, Boston

EIEThe Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE is creating a research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies.

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STEPS Camps at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

STEPSSTEPS is a one-week introduction to the world of technology and engineering. Campers participate in hands-on activities that give them an understanding of what engineers do. Students will also explore science and engineering topics such as materials, clean manufacturing, CAD and team building.

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FIRSTThe vision of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)is “to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.”

FIRST, founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

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TC-STEM Education at Carnegie Mellon University

TCSTThe Texas Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TC-STEM Education) provides research-based professional development, resources, and support to improve the capacity of Texas secondary schools to prepare students who are college and work-ready in mathematics and science—particularly students from low-income and minority backgrounds.

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