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Super Bowl Engineering

NSF Science of NFL Football torqueFrom 360-degree cameras to “green” stadiums, the Super Bowl offers plenty of engineering to cheer about. This eGFI roster of hands-on design activities, videos, and other resources will help your students learn forces, motion, and other gridiron-related STEM concepts.

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National Youth Science Camp 2018

National Youth Science CampThe National Youth Science Camp, one of the country’s premier science education programs, brings together graduating high school seniors from around the country and world for three-plus weeks of outdoor adventure and hands-on projects in the beautiful woods of West Virginia, all travel costs and camp fees paid. Apply by February 28, 2018

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South Korea Wins Gold… in Robotics!

HUBO robot carrying Olympic torchThey sweep floors, guide airport travelers, swim in aquariums, and even relay the Olympic torch. In South Korea, host of the 2018 Winter Games, robots are as much on display as the athletes.

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Engineers Go for Olympic Gold

Mike Rogals pushes bobsledUniversity of Vermont alumnus Mike Rogals has a rewarding career as an electrical engineer at Control Technologies Inc. He’s also an internationally ranked member of the U.S. men’s national bobsled team. Though Rogals narrowly missed clinching a slot at the Pyeongchang Games, other engineering grads with Olympic chops are heading for South Korea with Team USA.

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Heavy Metal Bell Engineers

music graphic from Dec 2011 ASEE PrismWhen “The Victors” peals from the 55-bell carillon high inside the University of Michigan’s Burton Tower, many students below can hum the famous fight song as they stroll. One group, though, also understands the engineering and skilled labor behind the resonant tones, having sculpted and poured metal to make carillon bells that achieve a particular sound in a course called Shaping the Sound of Bronze.

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ASEE Engineering Day Highlights

ASEE at NSTA regional in New Orleans Dec. 2017Couldn’t make it to ASEE’s Engineering Day at the 2017 National Science Teachers Association regional conferences or annual STEM Forum? Check out these hands-on highlights – and join us at the NSTA STEM Forum in Philadelphia July 11-13, 2018!

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Engineers Week 2018

Engineers Week 2018 posterIntroduce a girl to engineering. Make slime and other cool stuff. Visit a local engineering school. National Engineers Week kicks off on Feb. 18 2018 and this year’s theme – Engineers: Inspiring Wonder – offers an opportunity to learn about how engineers make a difference in our world. How will you celebrate?!

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Wind Chimes

wind chimesHigh school students design and build wind chimes using their knowledge of physics and sound waves, and under such constraints as weight, cost, and the number of musical notes their chimes must generate. They make mathematical computations to determine the pipe lengths. Links to similar activities for younger students included in activity scaling section.

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Siemens Possibility Grant for STEM Teachers

Smithsonian STEM fair mosaicHow would you fab your lab if your school received $10,000? The Siemens Possibility Grant Sweepstakes offers one lucky school a chance to buy equipment and technology for STEM students. Enter by April 27, 2018.

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