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Powerhouse on Wheels

University of Pittsburgh engineering researcher Rory CooperParalympic champion and University of Pittsburgh assistive-technology pioneer Rory Cooper wants people with disabilities to see engineering as a great career.

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March Madness STEM Resources

Basketball MadnessJust as athletes “learn from the game,” the annual NCAA March Madness basketball competition offers students a timely, engaging way to hone their STEM knowledge and skills. eGFI has compiled some bracket-busting resources to pep up your math and science classes.

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Full-Court Engineers

Rose-Hulman women's basketball 2017Think engineering means crunching equations 24/7? Meet the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s women’s basketball team, which just made the NCAA playoffs for the first time in the school’s history. All 13 players are engineering majors. And they’re not the only engineers on the court!

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Activity: Robot Basketball

basketball robotIn this activity, students in grades 5 to 12 learn about accuracy, precision, and simple machines by working in teams to design and build a robotic basketball “player” that can nail a free-throw shot three times in a row.

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2013 NCAA Big Dance Basics

NCAA basketball championshipFrom long-shot “Cinderella” teams to “field goal” averages and “bracketology,” the NCAA Div. 1 men’s college basketball championship has generated a host of pet terms and traditions since it first tipped off in 1939. Here’s a guide to this year’s NCAA Big Dance, which tips off March 19.

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Engineer Hoopsters

basketball NASA shootingEngineering and science majors may have to log long hours doing labs and problem sets. But that doesn’t mean they must abandon their hoop dreams. In fact, engineering students – including many on MIT’s men’s basketball team, the Engineers – have long distinguished themselves on the court.

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