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Rumble and Zoom

Fasten your seatbelts. We're about to accelerate, soar, and plummet, learning all about speed. It takes more than power. Roll a ball downhill and see the effects of weight and gravity. Watch a bird in flight and witness aerodynamics. For some engineers, speed is a life's work.

NSF videos explain "The Science of Speed"

Britain's Lightning-fast Bloodhound SSC

What more fun way to demonstrate Newton's Third Law - every action has an equal and opposite reaction - than with a balloon-powered rocket car? Students construct their cars from simple materials, test them along a measured track, and then modify them for enhanced performance.

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A woman and a Latina, Alba Colon leads a new generation of engineers in auto racing, a sport long dominated by white men. As GM Racing's Chevrolet program manager, she is the only top-ranking female engineer in NASCAR - and a key point of contact between drivers, owners, and crew chiefs.

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At the annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue University, students compete to build complicated contraptions for the simplest tasks. This year's challenge: dispensing hand-sanitizer. The winning entry from Thorp High School in Thorp, Wisc., required 65 steps.

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testASEE's K-12 Engineering Workshop

Registration is now Open for the K-12 Workshop

K-12 Teachers, register now for ASEE's workshop, "Discovering Engineering in the Classroom," and learn fun ways to get students excited about math and science. This energizing, highly informative event will introduce you to innovative, effective engineering education lessons, best practices, and take-away tools. Kentucky teachers who participate will be eligible for continuing professional education credits. Out-of-state teachers will get a certificate to use in seeking credits through their own state authorities.

When: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 South 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2903

FREE to all K-12 teachers who register by JUNE 4.

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