July 2018 
Hit the Road!

Dramatic vistas like this inversion on the Grand Canyon's South Rim make it easy to overlook the vital role that engineers play in preserving - and accessing - America's wilds. They create critter crossings, build campgrounds, even fight Yosemite's fires. Your green team will bond over these nature-inspired activities marking National Parks and Recreation Month Happy trails!
Gila woodpeckers on saguaro cactus

High school students design a permanent guest village within the Saguaro National Park in Arizona after studying the desert ecology. Their designs must provide a true desert experience for visitors while emphasizing sustainable design, protecting the natural environment, and conserving energy and resources.

Think Like a Bird! (Grades 2-4)
Design from Nature (Grades 5-8)
Live Like an Animal (grades 6-8)

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golden gate bridge in fog
Planning a road trip this summer? Whether en route to a beach, lake, or park, there are plenty of engineering landmarks to admire along the way - including the interstate highway system along which most travelers must pass. Here are some destinations worth braking for!
Bureau of Relcamation New Melones Lake field trip every kid in a park
America's parks are our largest classrooms. And many offer hands-on STEM. Search for lessons, take a virtual field trip, check the "dark sky" weather reports for peak stargazing opportunities... or maybe just hit the local splash park for a quick lesson in fluid dynamics!

CTE poster montana

Engineering, technology, and dual-enrollment programs - along with a broader array of students - could be among the biggest beneficiaries of a major education bill that Congress just approved.
what do you think word sculpture

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Picture Your Park or Rec Center. -- The National Recreation and Parks Association's annual photo and video contest runs through July 30 with weekly prizes. Read more. 

CineSpace Contest. -- Make a short film that incorporates NASA images in this Houston Cinema Arts Society and NASA project. Enter by July 31. Learn more.

Lemelson-MIT Invention Education Workshop. -- Professional development for middle and high school educators seeking to inspire creativity. Aug. 1-3Learn 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.

Manufacture Your Future Teachers Contest. -- Pitch your idea for making advanced manufacturing careers come alive for students by Oct. 19 to win $5,000.  Learn more.

Congressional App Challenge. -- Registration is now open for this prestigious contest designed to encourage middle and high school students to learn to code. Learn more.
Earth Science Week Arts Contests. -- The American Geophysics Institute hosts an art, photography, and essay contest for K-12 students. Submit work by Oct. 19. 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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