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The IEEE Educational Activities Board is delighted to announce the 2015 IEEE Spark Innovation through Animation Competition to excite pre-university students about engineering, computing, and technology! Competition participants are invited to create and record an original animation based on the theme “Smart!” such as “Smart Homes,” “Smart Cars,” or other Smart technologies.

Learn more at http://spark.ieee.org/animation-competition

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DO YOU KNOW A BUDDING ENGINEERING INNOVATOR?

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Although you may not realize it, technical standards have a big impact on our everyday lives. Standards influence virtually everything, including computers, phones, communication systems, power and energy, tools, transportation, medical devices, safety, and even toys. A technical standard is a norm or requirement that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, process and practices. A standard is usually a formal document that spells out a specific set of requirements for an item, material, component or system.

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Discover the possibilities of 3D printing in the latest issue of IEEE Spark! Learn how 3D printing is changing healthcare, meet a doctor who is using 3D printing to save lives, 3D-print a map, and see how libraries are connecting students to 3D printing technology.
 

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To expand the IEEE Global History Network, the IEEE History Center launched the Engineering and Technology History Wiki (ETHW). With funding from a grant from the United Engineering Foundation, the IEEE History Center partnered with 6 other engineering societies – the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers to create this awesome collection of History online.

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Engineers Week 2015, 22-28 February, is a weeklong celebration of the positive contributions engineers make to our world. Explore the highlights: 

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From illuminating our homes, to growing our food, to connecting us with technology, light plays a huge role in our everyday lives. The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. 

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Vote for your favorite pre-university student-created animation in the IEEE Spark Innovation through Animation Competition by liking it on the IEEE EAD Facebook page. Like as many animations as you choose through 1 December 2014. The animation with the most likes will win the people's choice award in the competition.

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TryEngineering.org, IEEE’s online engineering education resource for pre-university educators, parents and students, is now available in a new mobile-friendly format.  Visitors can now access the TryEngineering content they love, anywhere, any time on virtually any device including desktops, tablets and smart phones.  

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The IEEE Educational Activities Board is delighted to announce an animation competition to excite pre-university students about engineering, computing, and technology. We are asking IEEE members, student members, graduate student members and IEEE young professional members to encourage 12-18 year olds from within their family, friendship circle, or local schools to participate in the competition. The member will act as a nominee and mentor for that student(s). Entrants can submit animations in teams of up to three students.

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