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Wilderness Engineers

Great Sand Dunes National ParkTheir work may be invisible when you visit America’s 758 wilderness areas, but engineers have played a key role in preserving and improving access to the country’s most pristine spots, including “road kill apps” and critter crossings to measure and reduce collisions between people and wildlife.

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President Signs CTE Bill

CTE poster MontanaEngineering, technology, and dual-enrollment programs – along with their students, many of them from underrepresented groups in STEM – could be among the biggest beneficiaries of a major education bill that Congress approved on July 25.

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Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge

Discovery Arconic Manufacturing Your FutureFrom 3-D printing to robotics and artificial intelligence, technology is radically altering traditional manufacturing. How would you bring these exciting career paths to life in your classroom? Make a pitch in the Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge for a chance to win $5,000 to put your proposal into action! Deadline: October 19. 2018.

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ASEE Is 125!

Chicago World's Fair Ferris WheelThe year 1893 saw enormous innovations, from the Ferris Wheel’s debut to the birth of the American Society for Engineering Education. Celebrate 125 years at the heart of engineering education with eGFI’s Big Wheel design activity – or join us for the annual conference in Salt Lake City June 24 to 27, 2018.

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Lift Your STEM PD with NASA

NASA logoLooking for hands-on ways to teach forces and motion or refresh your Earth science lessons with the latest research? NASA’s STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University has you covered with free webinars, activities, and other useful resources.

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Feature: Engineering Icons

Grand Canyon BridgePlanning a road trip this summer? Whether en route to a beach, lake, or national park, there are plenty of engineering landmarks to admire along the way — including the interstate highway system, along which most travelers must pass. Here are some designated engineering destinations worth braking for!

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Lemelson-MIT Workshops for Teachers

Lemelson-MIT teachers PD workshopThe Lemelson-MIT Program, located within the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is hosting three hands-on professional development workshops this summer aimed at helping middle and high school teachers nurture their students’ creativity and inventive mindsets.
Midwest | July 11-13, 2018 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisc.
West Coast | July 25-27, 2018 at California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, Calif.
East Coast | August 1-3, 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

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Engineering Thrills

roller coasterA lot of engineering goes into making today’s gravity-defying rides both exciting and safe. Read about some roller coaster designers and the skills they bring to creating the world’s most thrilling wooden, steel, and virtual-reality experiences.

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EngineerGirl Essay Winners 2018

EngineerGirl infrastructureSelf-healing roads and Tick Tock, a Lyme disease-protection wristwatch that not only alerts wearers to the presence of ticks but sprays bug repellent are among the winners of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2018 EngineerGirl essay competition.

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