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Snack Bag Assembly

Cookie decoratingIn this delicious exercise, middle school students in teams of 3 to 5 learn about the field of industrial engineering by creating an assembly line to pack as many snack bags in 2 minutes as possible. They then see if they can improve their process.

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Just a Minute!

Running clockIn this quick, fun activity, pairs of students in grades 2 – 8 will learn about industrial engineering and measurement by estimating how many times a partner can complete a task in one minute, then checking the estimate against actual performance. Students then can discuss ways to improve their performance and try again.

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Summer College Program for 10th Graders

TSA logoTen colleges have teamed up with the Technology Students Association and U.S. Army to offer summer STEM programs for rising 10th graders from underrepresented groups in science, engineering, and math.

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USA Science & Engineering Festival 2014

USA Science & Engineering Festival logoCelebrate STEM – from Xtreme sports engineering to space exploration – at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Billed as the nation’s largest STEM education expo, the free, two-day event starts on April 26 and features hands-on activities, demonstrations, book discussions, and lectures by such luminaries as the alternative rock band, They Might Be Giants.

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Camp SOAR @ Texas A&M

Camp SOARCamp SOAR is a five-day summer camp at Texas A&M University for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in aerospace engineering. The 2014 session runs from July 20-25.

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A Woman Who Made Work Easier

Lillian Gilbreth stampShe pioneered the field of time-motion studies and was the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Yet industrial engineer Lillian Moller Gilbreth remains best known as the domestic engineer who presided over her family in the beloved children’s classic written by two of her 12 children: Cheaper By The Dozen.

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Put the E in STEM at ASEE’s K-12 Workshop

ASEE K-12 workshop logoLearn how to incorporate engineering into classroom lessons and at home in ASEE’s day-long workshop for educators and parents on April 26 at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

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