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March Madness STEM Resources

Basketball MadnessJust as athletes “learn from the game,” the annual NCAA March Madness basketball competition offers students a timely, engaging way to hone their STEM knowledge and skills. eGFI has compiled some bracket-busting resources to pep up your math and science classes.

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Presidential STEM Teaching Award

music graphic from Dec 2011 ASEE Prism Nominate an outstanding K-6 mathematics, science, or computer science teacher for the 2018 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Nominations are due April 1, with applications due May 1.

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Feature: East River Pioneer

Emily Roebling was a proper Victorian wife, determined to remain in her husband’s shadow. Yet she became one of the world’s earliest female pioneers in engineering. Emily Roebling, as much as any single person, was responsible for the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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EngineerGirl Ambassador Program for H.S. Students

EngineerGirl Ambassador program 2018Do you know a young high school woman who enjoys engineering and could serve as an inspiring role model for other girls? Encourage her to apply to be a National Academy of Engineering’s EngineerGirl Ambassador. Ambassadors receive up to $250 to fund their project, a paid round-trip to the Society of Women Engineers national conference in Minneapolis, and leadership development and mentors. Apply by May 31, 2018.

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Meet Pamela McCauley: Entrepreneur & Engineer

Dr. Pamela McCauley BushThe road to becoming an engineer is rarely easy, but for Dr. Pamela McCauley Bush it was especially challenging. A welfare-supported teenage mother in high school, she repeatedly was told that higher education and a successful career were too much to hope for. Undaunted, she worked persistently towards her goal of becoming an engineer, ultimately earning a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and becoming a leading authority on ergonomics and disaster relief at the University of Central Florida.

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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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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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