March 2018 
Mothers of Invention
Russian astronaut Elena Serova
What do paper grocery bags, Google, the Brooklyn Bridge, and windshield wipers have in common? All owe their existence to female inventors and engineers! Women have pioneered fields from industrial management to video games - as your designers will discover doing this month's medley marking Women's History Month. Bonus: March Madness STEM activities
straw bridge

Working in pairs, students in grades 6 to 8 follow the engineering design process to create the strongest truss bridge using a fixed amount of plastic drinking straws and tape. Let the competition begin!  


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Concrete for Kids (Grades K-12)
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Paper Penny Bridge  (Grades 8-12)

Emily Roebling portrait in Brooklyn Museum
 
Emily Roebling was a proper Victorian wife, determined to remain in her husband's shadow. Yet she became one of the world's earliest female pioneers in engineering as the person most responsible for the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

OK Go Sandbox
OK Go is a wildly popular band that "likes to make stuff." AnnMarie Thomas, a University of St. Thomas engineering educator, also likes to make stuff. Put them together and the result is OK Go Sandbox, a free, video-rich repository of design challenges, curricula, and other resources that put the *fun* in STEM fundamentals!

Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018 winners

One developed a mathematical model that predicts the spread of potato blight. Another examined lung cells' response to e-cigarettes.The remarkable teens who topped this year's Regeneron Science Talent Search underscore the importance of elementary science instruction - an advantage few U.S. students now enjoy.
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.  


Announcements

Presidential Awards. Nominate an outstanding K-6 STEM or computer science teacher for this 35-year-old White House honor (PAEMST) that includes $10,000.  Learn more.

AFS Study Abroad Scholarships. BP Global STEM Academies for high school students debut in Brazil, Egypt, and the U.S. this summer. Apply by March 31.   Learn more.

Global Day of the Engineer. Celebrate engineering's worldwide impact on April 4 by posting photos and enjoying activities in DiscoverE's annual event. Learn more.

Send Your Name to the Sun. NASA will inscribe your name on a memory card bound for research glory aboard the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft. Enroll by April 27. Learn more.

EngineerGirl Ambassadors. The National Academy of Engineering's high-school leadership program offers up to $250 for projects. Apply by May 31. Learn more.

Summer Research for STEM Teachers. The National Science Foundation sponsors paid summer programs at university labs nationwide. 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. 

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! 

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