February 2018 
Let the Games Begin!
mixed reality olympic ski jump
From augmented reality broadcasts to high-performance gear, engineering will play a starring role at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea - starting with "social robots" greeting visitors at the airport. The Games, which begin Feb. 9, feature several new sports, including big-air snowboarding. Your designers will glide into this month's activity. Watch them go for the gold! 

Students in grades 3 to 12 explore the effects of gravity, friction, and air resistance upon acceleration by using the engineering design process to design, build, and test their own bobsleds, trying to reduce run times with each attempt. 


RELATED LESSONS
 
Design a Winter Rooftop (Grades K-5)
Build a Bobsled Racer  (Grades 3-8)
Luge Simulation (Grades 3-8)
Chairlift Challenge (Grades 3-12)

eGFI Exclusive: Winter Olympics matching game - also en espanol

Seek inspiration? Watch Engineering the Half-Pipe & other  Science of the Winter Olympics videos from the National Science Foundation and NBCLearn.

Check out Engineering is Elementary's Olympic-themed activities.  
KAIST HUBO robot relaying Olympic torch
 
They clean floors, guide airport travelers, swim in aquariums, and even relay the Olympic torch. In South Korea, robots are as much on display at the Pyeongchang Games as the athletes. So are the country's ultrafast 5G networks and other high-tech advances.

Beauty and the Beak book cover
Children's literature is full of memorable wildlife adventure stories, but Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp's Beauty and the Beak may be the first to feature engineering. The book, winner of the 2018 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, details the rescue of an injured eagle with a 3D-printed prosthetic beak. A free education guide includes hands-on activities from Engineering is Elementary.


Introduce a girl to engineering. Make slime and other cool stuff. National Engineers Week takes place Feb. 18-24 and this year's theme - Inspiring Wonder - offers an opportunity to learn about how engineers make a difference in our world. How will you celebrate? 


Hosting an EWeek event? ASEE's eGFI magazine makes a great takeaway! Email eGFI today for details on our special EWeek discount for bulk orders.
Announcements

Research Experiences for STEM Teachers. The National Science Foundation sponsors paid summer programs at university labs nationwide. Applications due soon. Learn more.

National Youth Science Camp. -- Two graduating seniors from each state are selected for this top summer science program in WV,  all fees paid. Apply by Feb. 28. Learn more.

Wearable Device Challenge. -- Fashion sense takes on a whole new meaning in NC State's contest for middle and high school students. Register by Feb. 15.  Learn more. 
  
Siemens Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. -- Teachers can win $10,000 for their school to build and equip a top-tier STEM lab. Enter daily through April 27. Learn more. 

The Accelerator. -- ASEE's blog and free monthly e-newsletter for engineering and engineering education students has scholarships, teaching tips, and news. Learn more. 

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Filled with engaging features, gorgeous graphics, and useful information about engineering colleges and careers, the latest edition of ASEE's award-winning Engineering, Go For It is sure to get students excited about learning - and doing - engineering! 

Perfect for Engineers Week outreach events!
   
 
 
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