January 2017 
Express Yourself!
Leonardo da Vinci sculpture and sketch
Their fields range from astrophysics to math to primatology, but Neil deGrasse Tyson, Isaac Newton, and Jane Goodall share a key STEM skill: Conveying complex ideas verbally and visually. Effective presentations can make careers. And like engineering, the design process involves constraints. Your da Vincis will relish this month's activity. See who sweats the details!

High school students learn the value of writing and art in science and engineering by designing diagrams to communicate the results of thermal conductivity (heat flow) experiments they have conducted to anyone with little background on the subject. 


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Engineered Music (Grades 3-12)
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What do spoken-word poetry, engineering, and video have in common? Plenty if you're Nehemiah J. Mabry, a structural engineer, educator, and entrepreneur who won this year's grand prize in the National Academy of Engineering's Engineering for You (E4U) video contest with his slam poem, "Future Cities with Intelligent Infrastructure."

Looking for inspiring literature about STEM that not only is good reading but accurately depicts complex content? American Society for Engineering Education members helped develop this year's NSTA "best books" list with the 'E' in mind! 

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Announcements

NSTA ExploraVision Contest Student teams research what a current technology might look like in 20 years and describe the development steps Enter by Feb. 6. Learn more.
 
NASA Space Spin-off Contest. Students in grades 3-12 invent new uses for technologies first developed for a space mission. Submissions due Feb 10. Learn more.
 
Vernier Engineering Contest. STEM teachers can win up to $5,500 in cash, tech, and funds to attend the ASEE or NSTA annual conference. Apply by Feb, 15Learn more.

EngineerGirl! Video & Essay Contest.
Responsible Engineering is the theme for this year's contest for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Enter by Feb. 1Learn more.

eCybermission 2017. In this Internet-based science fair, students in grades 6 to 9 can play real super-spy detectives. Entries are due February 22Learn more.
 
Save the Date: June 24. Join teachers and guidance counselors in Columbus, Ohio, this summer for ASEE's annual PreK-12 Engineering Workshop. Learn more. 
 


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