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.
At the annual Rube
Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue
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.
Registration is now Open for the K-12 Workshop
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