June 15, 2006


From WHAT'S NEW @ IEEE FOR STUDENTS, June 2006, v8i6:

IEEE and IBM have collaborated to launch a new website that combines interactive activities with information on careers in engineering. Tryengineering.org is designed to educate a variety of audiences about the different engineering disciplines and the impact engineers have on society. Targeted toward teachers, school counselors, parents and students, site visitors can explore how to prepare for an engineering career, ask experts engineer-related questions and play interactive games. Tools for teachers include lesson plans and engineering projects as well as a list of student
competitions and science and engineering-oriented summer camps. The site launched on 5 June with a searchable list of accredited engineering programs in the U.S. and Canada, and will be expanded to include programs in other English-speaking countries as well as Germany and France. Visit:

This is a fabulous site, with lots of great information and encouragement. I particularly like the Find A University feature which lets you find programs in the US and Canada. There are also Lesson Plans for teachers in primary and high school classes to introduce engineering concepts to their students and a very good Life of an Engineer section with profiles of engineers in different fields, including three women engineers. Great stuff -- bravo to the IEEE and IBM.

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