What do spoken-word poetry, engineering, and video contests have in common? Plenty if you’re Nehemiah J. Mabry, a structural engineer, educator, and entrepreneur from North Carolina who took home this year’s grand prize in the National Academy of Engineering’s Engineering for You (E4U) video contest with an on-screen recitation of his slam poem, “Future Cities with Intelligent Infrastructure.”
Mega Engineering is the theme for the National Academy of Engineering’s 3rd annual Engineering for You video contest (E4U3). Individuals or teams of students in middle school, high school, and college are invited to create and sumbit short, 1 to 2 minute videos focusing on a complex engineering endeavor that spans geographic and cultural boundaries – such as building communications networks or sanitation systems – and how these projects benefit society. The grand prize is $25,000.
Seek inspiration or instructional tips for your STEM classes? Find out how the National Academy of Engineering’s new LinkEngineering portal can connect you with engineering experts, educators, activities, and more at a Town Hall Google Hangout November 18 from 1 to 2 pm EST.
The 2014 EngineerGirl! Essay Contest from the National Academies & National Academy of Engineering focuses on 50 Years of Engineering in Society and how engineering might change life in the next five decades. Students in three age categories – elementary, middle, and high school – compete for monetary prizes and recognition through research and writing essays on one of several topics. Deadline: March 1, 2014.
Submit a short video about how achieving one or more of the National Academy of Engineering’s “Grand Challenges” would lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure, and/or joyous world and win up to $25,000. Submissions due by March 2, 2015.
“Engineering Tomorrow’s Cities,” the theme of the Technology Students Association’s 2014 National Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) Competition, asks middle and high school students to address such urgent societal needs as fresh water supplies and green space. The daylong competition will be held at the TSA annual conference in Washington, D.C., June 27 to July 1.
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To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the National Academy of Engineering is offering a $25,000 prize for the most inspiring short video focused anywhere in the time period from 1964-2064 that shows how engineering innovations advance human welfare and address societal needs.
In a keynote speech held Monday at The Brookings Institution in D.C., acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca M. Blank unveiled new research on employment and education of racial and ethnic minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields released by her department that morning. The speech was followed by a panel discussion with representatives from academia and industry that touched upon K-12 STEM education.
A National Academy of Engineering report says it’s not time to introduce a new set of K-12 engineering education standards. Given the importance of national technological development, however, engineering learning should be incorporated into existing subjects.