Want to get a fourth- or fifth-grader excited about science and engineering? Give them a chance to build a bow and arrow or catapult. OK, so not a real weapon of medieval warfare, but one made from Popsicle sticks, Q-Tips, rubber bands and tape. That was the theme at Whitworth Elementary School's first Stem (science, technology, engineering and math) Night.
Boeing Co said on Feb. 26th that it is considering layoffs of airplane engineers, a plan that it said may cause it to reorganize or consolidate its engineering teams, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Boeing said in a memo to employees that the company is deciding whether to make voluntary layoffs available to those workers, according to the document.
In honor of Engineers’ Week (Feb. 22–26), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will celebrate by launching a series of activities and online campaigns promoting African Americans in engineering. “Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to raise a generation of black engineers,” says NSBE’s national chair, Neville Green.
To help young women overcome these barriers, and more children leverage their natural STEM interests, former high school engineering teacher Dori Roberts took matters into her own hands. Dori taught high school engineering for 11 years and saw a real void in quality STEM education, for both girls and boys. The mother of two started an afterschool club that participated in various STEM-based competitions.
Dr. Aprille Ericsson is a pioneering African-American woman in engineering and aerospace. Patricia Villone highlights her achievements for Black History Month.
Three trends are emerging from the top engineering colleges preparing students to be experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These trends, plus proper education and training, are expected to cultivate the next generation of industry leaders and inspire technological breakthroughs.
At the Chevron Richmond Refinery on Wednesday, the executive director of the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) announced a bold goal for the near future: To create 10,000 black engineers in the U.S. annually, along with 40,000 engineers from other minority groups, to help the U.S. meet the growing demand for jobs in our rapidly advancing society.
The National Science Board (NSB) will meet Feb. 2-3, 2016, to address science and engineering policy of interest to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Members of the media and the public are invited to open portions of the meeting, which will also be webcast.
Each year during Engineers Week the prestigious Washington Award is conferred upon an engineer(s) whose professional attainments have preeminently advanced the welfare of human kind. Presentation of the award is made at a joint banquet of the members and guests of the Western Society of Engineers; the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; National Society of Professional Engineers; and the American Nuclear Society.
If aerospace engineering is envisioned to be divided into two major and overlapping branches — aeronautical and astronautical — teaching general engineering practices leading toward a myriad of specializations within the aerospace sector would appear to be a fundamental step for future progress. Yet, historically, teaching complex subjects has been an indestructible barrier for many educators. Teaching aerospace engineering is a convoluted task. The complexity becomes significantly elevated when students struggle with basic mathematics, science and technology skills.