10/06/2009
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Perfect for Your Classroom!

Order print copies of eGFI magazine, a fun 64-page guide for students highlighting the exciting possibilities of a career in engineering.

To order, visit - http://shop.egfi-k12.org/.

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CLASS ACTIVITY

Class Activity

Activity: Taking the Heat

Ever touch a metal object on a hot day? The heat burns your fingers. But the ground is cool enough to walk on barefoot. Different materials have a different heat capacity, something engineers consider in designing everything from houses to hair dryers.

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K-12 Education News

K-12 Education News

NASA, Disney Launch Two New Challenges

NASA and Disney Parks, which collaborated to send toy space ranger Buzz Lightyear into a 15-month orbit aboard the International Space Station, are together launching two new educational design challenges, NASA has announced.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

SPECIAL FEATURE

Defying Tradition

Kevin Cieszkowski sounds like a glutton for punishment. "Students hit me with a sledge hammer, watch a bowling ball swing towards my face and see me lie on a bed of nails," says the Richardson, Tex. physics teacher. "And thatís only the first semester."

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K-12 Outreach Programs

K-12 Outreach Programs

Over 100 K-12 Outreach Programs

Universities, companies, museums, government agencies and military services offer an array of engineering-related competitions and after-school and summer programs.

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SHARE THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS

eGFI: News For Teachers

Explore the new eGFI website with your students

Introduce your students to engineering with our new interactive cards. Each card illustrates a particular discipline and includes the following:

  • Did you know? (a fun factoid)
  • Make a difference (explains how this type of engineer makes a difference in the world)
  • Where do they work? (Industries, companies, organizations, and the type of work involved)
  • Meet one (meet a real engineer)

Ask them to pick their favorite and tell you why.

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