Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Your students are going to laugh when they see the size of the cell phone that mechanical engineer Mike Spence worked on seventeen years ago. Cell phone design and technology have certainly come a long way--but what haven't changed are the fundamental math and science skills designers and engineers rely on to make ideas a reality. Take your students to Motorola to meet an industrial designer, a mechanical engineer and a human factors engineer in this short documentary.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
“Engineers of America” is the theme for the Engineering Education Service Center’s 2009 poster contest. This year’s winning entry can be found in a display of inspiration, excitement, wonder and curiosity. Posters should be fun, motivational and inspire students to pursue a degree in engineering, technology, math and/or science.
Engineers are responsible for designing the infrastructure of society. From buildings, to bridges, to tunnels and towers, engineering is humanitarian, caring and possibly the most effective, hands-on approach to make the world a better place. The engineering field can be very exciting. If you would like a career that allows you to help others on a grand scale or if you ever wanted to make the world a better place, then engineering has something for you!
Engineers strive to make our lives better, easier, cheaper, more efficient and more fun by solving problems in everyday life. Engineers are practical inventors. It is through the work of engineers that we are able to prevent devastation from hurricanes, explore other galaxies, and prevent illness from the worst diseases. The work of engineers includes everything from electric cars to iPods to airplanes and underwater robots. Almost everything you touch has been influenced or designed by an engineer directly or indirectly. It is impossible to think of a major technical development that hasn’t included the work of engineers.
Contest deadline: 11:59pm November 6, 2009
To enter, visit: http://www.engineeringedu.com/postercontest.html
Download a flyer: http://www.engineeringedu.com/EESCPosterContestFall2009.pdf
View the 2005-2008 winning posters here: http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/posters.html