What does engineering have to do with Thanksgiving? Plenty, including football broadcasting technology and meatless Tofurkey, among other holiday delights.
Think computer science is only for an elite group of professionals? An Hour of Code could change your mind – and inspire your students! More than 41,000 U.S. schools, libraries, and other organizations are celebrating Computer Science Education Week this year by hosting hour-of-code events from December 7 to 13, 2015. Will you class be one of them?
Seek inspiration or instructional tips for your STEM classes? Find out how the National Academy of Engineering’s new LinkEngineering portal can connect you with engineering experts, educators, activities, and more at a Town Hall Google Hangout November 18 from 1 to 2 pm EST.
What is graphene? How do we see color? These are just two of the questions Brown University researchers answer in a series of engaging animated videos called Sci-Toons designed for informal and after-school science programs.
Baseball traditions may not have changed much, but engineering has helped improve performance, safety, and equipment – including perfecting the swing. Baseball also offers a great context for teaching math and science, and eGFI has compiled some helpful sites.
From weather patterns and food supplies to society’s daily electricity needs, energy drives everything. The U.S. Department of Energy’s new energy literacy video series highlights the seven principles that demonstrate energy’s role across the natural and social sciences, and is part of a broader set of education resources, lessons, and activities maintained by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites children 15 and under from around the world to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars. Participants can win great prizes and have the opportunity to tour a Toyota factory and visit Japan for an award ceremony.
The entry period runs from October 2015 until the end of March 2016
Hack him back! Why just watch The Martian when you can participate in a design contest (and possibly win $25,000) to help marooned astronaut Mark Watney, track his progress on interactive maps, or download free activities to incorporate space science and engineering in your classroom?
To celebrate Earth Science Week, the American Geosciences Institute is hosting a photography contest for people of all ages, a visual arts contest for elementary students, and an essay contest for students in grades 6 to 9. Deadline for submission is Friday, October 16, 2015.
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