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