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Careers in 2030

How will you change the world in the year 2030? Meet three IEEE Members who are making a difference and hear their predictions of how careers in engineering, computing, and technology will shape our future. Get an inside look into their exciting work by trying three fun hands-on STEM activities. Download printable resources with tips on how to explore your interests and gain valuable skills and experience.

 


Designing Smart Building Environments: Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology

What’s it like to work on designing smart building environments? In this episode of Exploring Careers in Engineering & Technology, you’ll meet Sohaib Sheikh, a London-based IT and Communication Systems Consultant for Arup, a global firm of designers, planners, engineers and technical specialists.


Building Worlds in Virtual Reality: Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology

Journey into the exciting world of virtual reality in this episode of Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology. Meet Dr. Shamus Smith, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at The University of Newcastle, Australia..


Engineering Solutions with Signal Processing: Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology

What does engineering have to do with unlocking the mysteries of the brain? Find out in this episode of Exploring Careers in Engineering and Technology. You'll meet Dr. Sarah Johnson, Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Newcastle, Australia. She's engineering solutions in a wide range of disciplines, ranging from neuroscience to data security.

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Download printable career resources for educators, parents and students. Find tips on helping students explore their interest in engineering, computing and technology careers.

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Careers in 2030 Lesson Plans

This lesson explores the practical, scientific, ethical, and environmental issues that emerge in building ‘smart buildings’ that rely on ‘the internet of things’. Students work in teams using resourced technology to design and perhaps later implement, smart building solutions to make their school a better place in which to live.

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With the mass production and availability of low cost and robust head-mounted displays (HMDs), there has been increasing interest in virtual reality technologies. Students will use the scientific method to study ‘anaglyph’ (movie 3D) technologies to model computer science design and learn how stereo images create the illusion of 3D.

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Security has always been a major focus of computer science research, and with the explosion of Internet use by commerce, the need for secure transactions has taken on more urgency. This lesson introduces two important concepts: public key encryption and one-way functions.

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