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Olympic Champion & Engineering Educator

Bobsled champion Curt Tomasevicz at University of Nebraska LincolnCurt Tomasevicz earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and played football for the the University of Nebraska before joining the U.S. men’s national bobsled team in 2004 – and competing in three Olympics, taking home gold and bronze medals. Today, he’s back at his alma mater teaching introductory engineering while earning his Ph.D.

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Paid Summer Research for STEM Teachers

RET for Notre DameThe National Science Foundation’s Engineering Directorate sponsors paid summer research experiences for teachers (RET) at university labs across the country. Studies show that these authentic, hands-on experiences can have profound effects on teacher effectiveness and student learning. Apply today!

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Bobsled Blitz

Australia men's bobsleigh team training in PyeongchangStudents in grades 3 to 12 explore the effects of gravity, friction, and air resistance upon acceleration by using the engineering design process to design, build, and test their own bobsleds with the aim of reducing run times with each attempt.

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Injured Eagle Lands New Beak

Beauty and the BeakChildren’s literature is full of memorable wildlife adventure stories, but Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp’s Beauty and the Beak may be the first to feature engineers and their role in outfitting an injured eagle with a 3-D printed prosthetic beak. A free education guide with standards-based STEM, STEAM, and literacy lessons accompanies the book, winner of the 2018 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books.

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Smart Broom Sweeps Curling

SmartBroom curling aidCurling, that icy version of shuffleboard, is the Henny Youngman of Olympic sports: It gets no respect. But technology has touched even this unique pursuit, in the form of an engineered “SmartBroom” that is changing how athletes train and play.

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