January 2018 
Ring in the New!
bell wolfeboro NH town hall

Bells have tolled since Chinese metallurgists first forged them some 4,000 year ago.They're also engineering marvels, designed to produce and amplify pleasing sounds across great distances - like the historic Paul Revere bell (above) that strikes the hour in Wolfeboro, N.H. This month's activity will resonate with your acoustic engineers and artisans. Watch them peal with delight!
wind chimes

High school students design and build wind chimes using their knowledge of physics and sound waves, taking into account such constraints as weight, cost, and the number of musical notes their chimes must generate. They make mathematical computations to determine the pipe lengths.

Note: Includes links to similar activities for younger students.


Engineered Music (Grades 3-12)
Sound Wave Reflections (Grades 7-9)

bell-forging engineering course illustration from ASEE Prism magazine
When "The Victors" fight song rings from the University of Michigan's 55-bell Burton Tower carillon, many students can hum the famous tune as they stroll. One group, however, also knows the engineering and skilled labor behind the resonant tones, having sculpted and poured metal in a course called Shaping the Sound of Bronze. 

Unring a Bell? Watch acoustic engineers "mute" a temple gong
Sonic Boom Digital music technologies
Infinite Improvisation 
engineers week 2018 poster

Introduce a girl to engineering. Make slime and other cool stuff. Visit a college campus. National Engineers Week kicks off on Feb. 18, and this year's theme - Engineers: Inspiring Wonder - offers an opportunity to celebrate the many ways engineers make the world a better place.  

ASEE at NSTA regional in New Orleans
PD: ASEE @ NSTA Highlights

Didn't make it to the American Society for Engineering Education's hands-on Engineering Day sessions at NSTA's regional conferences? We've got you covered with select activities and resources.  


EngineerGirl! Essay Contest. --  Engineering for Your Community is the theme for this year's contest for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Entries due  Feb. 1.   Learn more.

NSTA Toshiba Exploravision. -- Students in grades K-12 can win up to $10,000 in U.S. Savings Bonds in this real-world research simulation. Projects due Feb. 8. 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. 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. 

engineering trailblazers

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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