Cool Links

  • NACME Middle and High School Resources

    http://www.nacme.org/middle-high-school-programs

    The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) has created a number of materials to help you explore everything you need to know about engineering. You can learn what kinds of engineers there are, what courses to take to become an engineer, how to apply to engineering colleges, and even how to pay for college.

    Resource Added: April 14, 2014

  • How many engineers does it take to make a tin of baked beans?

    http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/_resources/documents/RAE-How-Many-Engineers-Does-It-Take.pdf

    You can find out in this fun publication from the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK. You can also read interesting profiles of many of those engineers!

    Resource Added: April 4, 2014

  • Tomorrow’s Engineers

    http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/

    Tomorrow’s Engineers is led by EngineeringUK and the Royal Academy of Engineering, with support from other organisations. It is loaded with information and resources about the amazing careers available in engineering. It is particularly useful for students from the UK.

    Resource Added: April 4, 2014

  • Your Future in Automotive

    http://www.yourfutureinautomotive.com/

    Your Future In Automotive was created by FISITA: the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies, to help students and young people everywhere find out more about studying engineering and about the many exciting career opportunities for engineers in today’s automotive industry.

    Resource Added: April 1, 2014

  • Teaching NGSS Engineering Design Through Media

    http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/ngss-eng/

    Teaching Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Engineering Design Through Media is a collection of activities and professional development resources drawn from programs such as WGBH’s Design Squad Nation and the Engineering is Elementary® project at the Museum of Science, Boston. These media-based resources illustrate and deepen teachers’ understanding of Next Generation Science Standards and help them bring engineering alive for students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

    Resource Added: March 31, 2014

  • MyCS Computer Science Course for Middle and High School

    https://www.cs.hmc.edu/MyCS/index.html

    Are you frustrated that you can't take a computer science course in your school? Check out the materials offered by MyCS and share them with the principal at your school. You may be able to convince him or her to create a course or at least convince a teacher to serve as an adviser for a group of students who would like to self-study. They will offer the materials as a MOOC starting in the fall of 2014.

    Resource Added: March 26, 2014

  • Accredited Schools Online: College Affordability for Minority Students

    http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/

    This online guidebook includes expert advice and resources in key cost-related areas, including:
    - An extensive and organized list of minority scholarship opportunities
    - Scholarships and grants for several minority categories including African-Americans, Women, LGBT and more
    - Financial aid resources
    - Information about often overlooked fellowships and grants
    - Additional helpful resources

    Resource Added: March 13, 2014

  • Mosa Mack: Science Detective

    http://www.mosamack.org/

    Mosa Mack: Science Detective is a web-based series of short, animated science mysteries designed to inspire 4th - 8th graders. Utilizing a fun, diverse cast of characters, each episode examines a science topic using an inquiry-model and ends with a query the students attempt to solve together using customizable discussion guides. Mosa Mack: Science Detective strives to expose all students to the thrill of problem-solving while empowering girls and children of color in science.

    Resource Added: January 30, 2014

  • Curiosity Machine

    http://www.curiositymachine.org/

    The Curiosity Machine hosts a collection of exciting (and sometimes very challenging) experiments and projects designed for students, along with their parents, to encourage curiosity, creativity and persistence! You can watch videos of actual engineers and scientists talking about the inventions and projects they work on, get ideas from the videos and create your very own invention, and share your adventure photos and videos, sketches and thinking. By sharing your own inventions, you can get feedback from experts on how to improve and get badges to progress through levels from Builder, to Engineer and finally Inventor.

    Resource Added: January 23, 2014

  • Get the Math

    http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/

    Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers.

    Resource Added: November 14, 2012

  • Girls in ICT Portal

    http://girlsinict.org/

    ITU, the UN agency for telecommunications, has launched Girls in ICT Portal http://girlsinict.org/ focused on helping girls and women access training, job opportunities and career information in the fast-growing information and communication (ICT) sector. The portal is designed to help girls and young women aged 11-25 prepare for and pursue a technology career, providing links to scholarships, training and internships, ICT contests and awards, tech camps, online girls’ networks and other programmes that will give them a boost in entering what has become a largely male-dominated sector.

    Resource Added: November 1, 2012

  • Technology Student Association (TSA)

    http://www.tsaweb.org/

    The Technology Student Association aims to foster personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. They host a number of competitions and other events.

    Resource Added: September 21, 2012

  • Fire Protection Engineering

    http://careers.sfpe.org/

    "A fire protection engineer fulfills a broad range of duties, all in some way related to fire. This can range from designing fire protection for a space station, to protecting treasures such as the U.S. Constitution, to ensuring that the occupants of a high-rise building are safe from fire." Check out this site to find out more about the career, resources, and college planning.

    Resource Added: September 21, 2012

  • Khan Academy

    http://www.khanacademy.org/

    If you are having trouble understanding a concept in any of your classes, this is the place to go for help. You can watch videos and learn almost anything for free. The website aims to provide a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. You can just watch a few vidoes, or you can sign in to save your progress and earn digital badges to show your work. This is a resource that can help you through high school and all the way through your advanced engineering courses.

    Resource Added: August 8, 2012

  • FabFems

    http://www.fabfems.org/

    FabFems are women from a broad range of professions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They are passionate, collaborative, and work to make the world a better place. FabFems allows girls to expand their career options, dispel stereotypes and spark their interests by creating a profile. If you are looking for a FabFem to help with a STEM program look here.

    Resource Added: February 10, 2012

  • Teacher Geek

    http://www.teachergeek.com/

    TeacherGeek was started by a technology teacher who started designing materials for his own classroom. They provide innovative materials that allow students to design and make their own products from wind turbines to vehicles to robots. They can also design special kits for specific needs or programs.

    Resource Added: September 16, 2011

  • MentorNet

    http://www.mentornet.net

    The premiere and most experienced web-based e-mentoring program in the world, MentorNet matches thousands of students, postdocs, and early career researchers in engineering and science on hundreds of campuses to mentors in the professions for one-on-one guided relationships.

    Resource Added: September 7, 2011

  • An Engineering Education Makes a World of Difference

    http://engineeringaworldofdifference.org/

    This website by the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education (CASEE) highlights role models who have used an engineering education to innovate products, processes, and services that improve human health, welfare, and happiness. Twice a week for each week from Monday, January 31, 2011 through Thursday, July 14, 2011 they will release a new video (less than 30 seconds long) to the web. The videos can also be "pushed" to individual cell phones. Site visitors can upload their own videos of role model engineers to be considered for addition to the site. In addition to the role models, the site provides links to other sites that explain what engineering is and where visitors can find out more about engineering. Text "CASEE" to 21534 to subscribe to the twice-weekly videos or visit the website and click on the blue ribbon in the top right corner to upload a video of your own.

    Resource Added: January 26, 2011

  • Women of NASA

    http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/women-history-index.html

    Interested in a career with NASA? Find out about some of the women who work there on this page put together for Women's History Month.

    Resource Added: April 21, 2011

  • eGFI (Engineering, Go For It!)

    http://www.egfi-k12.org/

    eGFI is brought to you by the American Society for Engineering Education and includes a website, magazine, poster, and teacher and student newsletters. The website includes many cool articles, interviews with engineering students, and more.

    Resource Added: June 27, 2010

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