A Head Start in Engineering Can Begin at Home

Engineering outreach rarely reaches kids at home, where it might be needed the most. But at-home engineering projects can bring the field to life for kids and parents alike. Read more to discover why and how to make engineering a part of household learning and fun.

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The Heart of the Matter: How to Inspire Future Engineers

Engineering can seem like the Tin Man of professions, eminently useful but lacking heart. Here's a rich, fun talk with Dave Goldberg, of "A Whole New Engineer" fame, about how to show students the engaging, inspiring possibilities of the field.

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Making STEM a Solid Pillar of National Security

Cutting-edge technical sophistication in warfighting tools and systems is a pillar of military capability. The workforce behind robust defense S&T, though, is under stress from inside and outside the Pentagon. See what the military is doing to make things better.

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"Nobody's Figured It Out": Diversity and Outreach

The first step in solving the STEM diversity problem is effective outreach. Only problem - it's really hard to do. Take a closer look at why people so often get it wrong, and how some people get it right.

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Dreams Need Doing - Does Engineering Outreach?

By any measure, engineering outreach is a growth industry. But graduation rates have lagged, especially among women and African-Americans. For all this activity, why haven't more students gone into engineering? Does the problem lie with engineering or somewhere else?

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The Problem with the "Pipeline"

Pipelines are dank, dark, generally inhospitable places. As a dominant image and mindset in engineering outreach about bringing girls into engineering, "pipeline" does the field no favors. But new approaches people are using to draw more women into engineering are paying off.

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