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Location, Location, Location

Mauna Kea thirty meter telescope artist sketchThe clear skies above Hawaii’s Mauna Kea make the site ideal for a giant telescope. That’s assuming engineers can shield it from earthquakes, fierce winds, and extreme temperatures.

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Build a Cereal Box Eclipse Viewer

boy viewing eclipse using cereal box pinhole projectorTurn an empty cereal box into a pinhole projector or choose another DIY project for safely viewing the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Don’t forget to look around, too, as your shadow sharpens, the horizon colors with sunset hues, and birds roost!

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Meet Lighting Engineer Tony Esposito

Tony Esposito architectural engineereGFI caught up with lighting engineer Tony Esposito, who developed this month’s “solar geometry” lesson while earning a Ph.D. in architectural engineering at Pennsylvania State University, to learn more about his background and what sparked his interest in engineering and education. Check out his story – and tips for teachers!

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Girl Scouts add STEM Badges

Girl Scout badgesThey can earn badges for community service, first aid, hiking, and car maintenance. Now, some 1.6 million Girl Scouts of the USA will be able to qualify for a new set of badges – focused on STEM.

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Visit ASEE @ NSTA STEM Forum July 12-14!

NSTA STEM Forum logoReal-time arctic research and a new teacher-proven tool for embedding engineering into your courses are among the ASEE presentations at NSTA’s annual STEM Forum & Expo in Orlando July 12 to 14. Join us!

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NOAA’s Planet Arcade

NOAA sea turtle cartoomCloud classification, coastal environments, and sea turtles and their quest to nest are among the interactive online games highlighting environmental science and stewardship on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Planet Arcade portal.

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eGFI Survey Results: We Hear Ya!

blackboard with thought bubbleFree resources, such as eGFI, and in-person professional development topped the list of what teachers consider important, according to ASEE-eGFI’s first-ever survey of subscribers. Thanks to all who completed our questionnaire!

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ASEE’s Inclusive Engineering Media Contest

ASEE inclusive Prek12 engineering contestASEE’s Pre-College Engineering Education Division is sponsoring a social media contest. Share how you engage diverse students in inclusive engineering and compete to win a $1,000 travel award to attend ASEE’s Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, June 24 – June 28, 2017. Submit entries by May 1, 2017.

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Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge

kids building in parkAfter-school and other informal activities can inspire students to pursue STEM. That’s the impetus for a new challenge launched by the Overdeck Family Foundation and Simons Foundation that invites teachers to submit ideas for creative, hands-on STEM projects that can be done outside of school. Submit ideas by April 30, 2017.

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