October 2017 
Play Ball!
baseball strike out

The bat still cracks as it did in 1869, when the first pro team formed, even if today's equipment is engineered for safety and ballparks feature such high-tech enhancements as food-delivery apps, smart power systems, and wi-fi. The laws of physics still apply, too - as your sluggers will discover in this month's activity marking the World Series. Watch 'em knock it out of the park!
astros mascot shooting t-shirt gun

High school students follow the engineering design process to create a device to propel school T-shirts up into the stands during home games while keeping costs under budget. Can be modified for middle school students.

Pop Fly! (Grades 3-12)
Target Practice (Grades 1-6)
Marshmallow Launch (Grades 4-8)
Projectile Motion (Grades 6-8)
Build a Catapult (Grades 4-12)

baseball striking bat

Baseball traditions may not have changed much, but engineering has helped improve performance, safety, equipment, and even the ballpark experience with such creature comforts as order-by-app food kiosks.

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.

teachers at ASEE hands on session at NSTA in Baltimore Oct. 2017

Join the American Society for Engineering Education at NSTA's area conferences in Milwaukee (November 10) and New Orleans (December 1) for a day of fun, hands-on sessions - like this Preakness Hat design challenge from this month's NSTA conference in Baltimore - guaranteed to engage your STEM students! 


The Accelerator. -- ASEE's blog and free monthly e-newsletter for engineering and engineering education students has scholarships, teaching tips, and news. Learn more.

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

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.

eCYBERMISSION. -- 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.

Shell Science Lab Challenge. -- Middle and high school teachers can win up to $93,000, including a lab makeover, in this NSTA-administered contest. Tips for applying  webinar Oct. 25. Apply by Dec. 15. Learn more.
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