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Exploring Engineering Education in Middle School

Museum of Science, BostonIn partnership with a program at the Museum of Science in Boston, some fifth-grade students are getting a rare opportunity to look more closely at engineering.

Boston Middle School Student Lights Up White House Science Fair

President Obama took a tour of more than 30 science, technology and engineering projects on Monday, April 22nd in his third White House Science Fair. Exhibits included a bicycle-pedal powered water filtration system created by Payton Karr and Kiona Elliot, classmates at Northeast High School of Oakland Park, Florida, that was tested by the commander-in-chief himself.

Working Engineering into K-12 Curricula

Many feel that when people refer to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) they are really just talking about science and math. Technology and engineering often get put aside in K-12 classrooms to focus on the fundamentals of science and mathematics.  However, things are starting to change.  As the need for students with engineering and technology skills increases the need to teach students these skills before they reach college has become apparent.

Boston Museums Celebrate National Engineers Week

The MIT Museum and Boston's Museum of Science have a week of hands-on activities planned to mark the week long celebration of engineering occurring to school vacation week (February 18th - February 22nd) .

What Engineering Education Means for K-12

It's the "E" in STEM, but what is engineering education, really, at the K-12 level?  A series of discussions on The Opportunity Equation blog tackles that subject thoughtfully through co

Cornell and Technion to Build New Graduate Engineering School in New York

Cornell University and Technion (Israel Institue of Technology) will be building a new graduate engineering school on Roosevelt Island, New York City. The new facility will be known as the NYC Tech Campus will focus on applied sciences and based on hubs including Connecting Media, Healthier Life, and Built Environment.

Tufts Program Aims to Halt Student Attrition from Engineering

Tufts University has an innovative program in place to help ensure that incoming freshmen intent on engineering majors have every shot at success.  The school's Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) program equips selected students with a summer of courses and workshops to help ease the transition from high school into the rigors of Tufts' first-year engineering program.  With students nation

World-Renowned Engineer Satisfies Life Calling as Mentor

Charles Thornton, co-founder of structural engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti, worked on such lofty building projects as Yankee Stadium during his professional heyday.  Post-retirement, Thornton t

Study: "Micro-Biases" Adversely Impact Female Engineering Students

Contrary to popular belief, the reason that fewer women than men stick with engineering majors and enter engineering careers is not necessarily related to their ambitions to start a family.  More likely, women's shaky "professional r

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