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  • Made With Code

    Whether you plan to be an engineer or not, knowing how to code will make a big difference in your career opportunities. Check out this great resource for instruction, project ideas, and inspiration.

    Resource Added: December 4, 2014

  • Science Slueth

    Someone’s stolen the school mascot a week before the rivalry football game. Whodunit? You and your friends in the Science Sleuth Club must use your serious science skills to gather clues, solve the case, and unlock a donation to a real science classroom in need.

    Resource Added: October 21, 2014

  • Women in Space

    The ‘Women in Space’ database produced by the Telegraph Jobs engineering team is split across Historic Heroines, those who have traveled into space, and Modern Marvels, those women who have helped make space travel possible. The project comes as part of the UK’s wider drive towards encouraging girls to take up careers relating to STEM subjects

    Resource Added: August 8, 2014

  • Girls Who Code

    Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields. They offer an intense summer immersion program along with clubs throughout the country. If you are interested in anything to do with computers be sure to look into their training and mentoring opportunities.

    Resource Added: August 4, 2014

  • Computer Science Online

    Are you interested in a career designing, constructing, and coding cutting-edge technology? You may opt to pursue a career in computer or software engineering, or a number of other related computer science topics. With so many options, finding the right fit can be confusing. This page offers expert advice, career data, degree info and hundreds of resources to help. They even have a specific section devoted to computer science for women.

    Resource Added: June 9, 2014

  • Spring BreakIt

    Have you ever wondered how materials engineers test the advanced materials they develop? GE gave people a sample of the process in their Spring BreakIt campaign to show people that when we know how materials melt, shatter and bend, we can make machines that don't.

    Resource Added: April 29, 2014

  • NACME Middle and High School Resources

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    ITU, the UN agency for telecommunications, has launched Girls in ICT Portal 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)

    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

    "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

    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

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