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As part of the EPICS in IEEE program, students at Clarkson University developed a solution to enhance the productivity of workers with disabilities at their local Arc chapter.The students designed a counting table to assist workers in their efforts to sort and count recyclables such as glass, aluminum, and plastic. The table reduced the need to double sort the materials and also enabled counts of the materials to be calculated and printed. EPICS in IEEE empowers students to work with local service organizations to apply technical knowledge to implement solutions for a community’s unique challenges.To learn more about EPICS in IEEE or to donate to other great projects like this, please visit the EPICS in IEEE website at www.epicsinieee.org
On Earth Day, 22 April 2017, thousands across the globe will march in celebration of science and the valuable role it plays in our lives. The march has over 200 partner organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Some of the goals of the march are to: humanize science, partner with the public, advocate for open, inclusive, and accessible science, and support scientists.
Learn more at: https://www.marchforscience.com/
The STEM Voice™ Video Competition is a nationwide opportunity for students in grades 5 – 12 to explore the importance of STEM. The competition encourages you to be creative and use video to show how much you love STEM. Act it out, create an animation, sing it, but make sure it is appropriate for all ages. One semifinalist from middle school (grades 5-8), one semifinalist from high school (grades 9-12), and one semifinalist from the new Group category will be selected from each of the three regions. One Grand Prize Winner will be selected from each of the semifinalist categories.Entries will be accepted until May 22, 2017, 11:59PM PST.
Learn more at: http://www.csbioinstitutes.org/stemvoice-competition
The new IEEE REACH program provides teachers with free educational resources that raise awareness about engineering and technology through the conduit of history. Resources on the site include: inquiry-based units, hands-on-activities, audio and video multimedia, background information for teachers, and more. Hands-on activities explore how innovations such as water transport, mass communication devices, and navigational instruments have advanced society and shaped our collective history.
Great spot honoring IEEE Medal of Honor and National Medal of Science in Engineering winner Millie Dresselhaus!
Google's Code Jam returns for the 14th year as one of the most challenging programming competitions in the world. The contest consists of multiple rounds of algorithmic puzzles, culminating in the World Finals at Google's office in Dublin, Ireland.
Code Jam begins with a Qualification Round taking place on April 7, 2017 @ 23:00 UTC. The round is available for 27 hours.
Next, multiple online rounds lead up to the Code Jam World Finals in August, during which the top 25 Code Jammers and last year's champion will compete for the title of Code Jam World Champion and a grand prize of $15,000.
Register before the Online Qualification Round on April 7 at 23:00 UTC. https://code.google.com/codejam/
Join Zappy the squirrel in a fun new app adventure designed to help you learn how IEEE Standards shape the development of new technology. The object of the mobile game, developed by the IEEE Mobile Center of Excellence, is to help Zappy through all the obstacles at a metropolitan electric power station -- and gather acorns along the way, of course. The obstacles highlight the IEEE standards that deter small animals from getting into power stations, damaging equipment, and causing outages.
Engineers Week 2017, 19-25 February, is a time to:
- Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
- Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
- Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents
More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference.
Check out some of the highlights of this year's celebration:
Watch the following planning guide for some great ideas on how to get involved:
Learn more at: http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week