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October 26, 2010 | Student Opportunities

mooonHigh school and university student teams may now†register†for the annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race.† In this competition, students must design a two-person†vehicle that can traverse a course of over a half-mile of simulated lunar terrain. Learn more…

October 26, 2010 | Innovations

The first all-robotic surgery was performed at The McGill University University Health Centre in Montreal. Robots performed both the surgery and administered the anesthesia during a prostatectomy. Learn more…

To learn more about robotic surgery check out the Smooth Operator Lesson Plan on TryEngineering.org.

October 26, 2010 | Innovations

E-Z Pass boxes may become a thing of the past,†as the result of the work of†three Drexel University electrical engineering professors.† The trio have developed transparent antennas comprised of conductive polymers that could be printed directly on windshields. Learn more…

October 22, 2010 | Teacher Resources

A new free online engineering†curriculum for middle school students called Talk to Me launches this week at the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The website, developed by Smith College Associate Professor of Engineering Glenn Ellis, features an online novel that introduces students to engineering as they work to unravel a mystery. Learn more…

October 21, 2010 | Student Opportunities

This fall, teams of computer programming students around the world compete for a spot in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals, which will take place in March 2011. ICPC, which is sponsored by IBM, tasks teams of students with real-world computing challenges that must be completed within a rigorous 5-hour timeframe. Learn more…

October 19, 2010 | Events

Hosted by Lockheed Martin, the USA Science and Engineering Festival will take place in the Washington, D.C. area in October 2010. The culmination of the Festival will be a free, two-day Expo on the National Mall and surrounding areas on October 23 and 24 that will feature over 1500 fun, hands-on science activities and over 75 stage shows and performances on four stages.

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