June 2018 
G-Force Engineering 

Roller coasters have come a long way since 16th-century Russia, when thrill seekers careened down long, icy slides. Modern steel monsters like New Jersey's Kingda Ka plunge a record 456 feet, while Formula Rosso in Abu Dhabi hurtles riders as fast as Ferraris. Your theme park designers will realize their engineering potential doing this month's activity, No defying gravity!
marble roller coaster in classroom

Students in grades 7 to 9 create small-scale model roller coasters using pipe insulation and marbles and then analyze them using physics principles. A class competition using various types of marbles to represent different passenger loads determines the most innovative and successful roller coasters.
Includes links to activities for younger and older students.

Build a Roller Coaster (Grades 3-6)
Design a Luge (Grades 3-8)
Bobsled Blitz (grades 3-12)
New!  Paper Roller Coasters (Grades 9-12) 

GRADES K-5   |   GRADES 6-8   |   GRADES 9-12
the Intimidator roller coaster
A lot of engineering goes into making today's gravity-defying rides both exciting and safe. Read about some roller coaster designers and the skills they bring to building ever more imaginative experiences.
NASA logo
Looking for hands-on ways to teach forces and motion - or simply refresh your Earth science lessons with the latest research? NASA's STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University has you covered with free webinars, activities, and other useful resources. 

what do you think word sculpture

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EngineerGirl essay contest Tick Tock

Self-healing roads and a wristwatch that thwarts Lyme disease by alerting wearers to the presence of ticks and spraying bug repellent are among the winners of the National Academy of Engineering's 2018 EngineerGirl student essay competition.
Pam Lottero-Perdue at 2016 NSTA STEM Forum curriculum showcase

Elementary STEM and an ASEE panel on retaining women and minorities in engineering are among the hot topics for the National Science Teachers Association's 
Philadelphia, Pa.
July 11-13

Visit our table for a free eGFI magazine. And check out ASEE's hands-on engineering activities from the 2017 STEM Forum and regional conferences.


ASEE is 125! -- The annual conference takes place in Salt Lake City June 24 to 27. Teachers are eligible for a free, 1-day pass to the Exhibit Hall .  Learn more.

Lemelson-MIT Summer Workshops. -- Professional development for middle and high school teachers seeking to inspire creativity and invention in students. Learn more.

Knowles Teaching Academies. --  Learn how to engage your science and math students in engineering design in top-tier summer workshops with yearlong coaching. Learn more.

Student Spaceflight Experiments. -- NASA seeks students to help design microgravity experiments for the International Space Station. Apply by June 15. Learn more.

Summer Research for STEM Teachers. -- The National Science Foundation sponsors paid summer programs at university labs nationwide. 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 K-12 outreach events and college fairs!
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