September 2017 
Engineers to the Rescue!
Hurricane Maria stranded families in Puerto Rico write help on their roof

From sturdier buildings to better forecasts and damage-assessing drones, engineers help reduce the toll from natural disasters like Hurricane Maria, which ravaged Puerto Rico (photo, above). Your humanitarians will rise to this month's timely  design challenge and weather station activities. See whose brainstorm hits Category 5!
Extra:  Visit eGFI Teachers' disaster engineering page for additional lessons and features. 

Middle school students use their senses to describe and predict what the weather might do next, then act as state park engineers and build "backyard weather stations" to gather data to make actual weather forecasts.

NEW!  Building for Hurricanes (Grades K-12)
Tsunami Survival (Grades 6-8)
Weather Forecasting (Grades 6-8)

Texas A_M hurricane drone research team

After Hurricane Harvey inundated Houston with historic rains, Texas A&M University engineers deployed drones - lots of them - to help officials assess the damage. It was the biggest such disaster-response effort ever mounted. 

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) offers high school students an opportunity to work on real projects with professional engineers and research scientists at one of 25 Department of Navy labs around the country. Apply by October 31.

Help Us Improve eGFI

Have you used eGFI resources to teach forces or integrate art into your STEM lessons through engineering design activities? Tell us how eGFI works in your classroom, and your innovative ideas - like these tips from teacher Stephanie Greer - may be featured on our blog

Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowships. Spend a year helping to develop national STEM education policy and programs. Apply by Nov. 18. Learn more.  

NGSS Website Upgrades. --  Easier navigation, teacher-vetted examples of quality lessons, and parent guides in Spanish are among the improvements. Learn more.

eCYBERMISSION Contest. Students in grades 7-9 tackle real-world problems and vie for up to $5,000 in prizes. Register by Nov. 8 to receive free STEM kit. Learn more.

Earth Science Week Contests. -- The American Geophysics Institute awards $300 for winning videos, essays, photographs, and art. Entries due Oct. 13. Learn more.
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