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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Arab Women Make a Charge into Engineering

U.S women continue to stay away from engineering in droves. Arab women are flocking to the field in ever-greater numbers. What can we learn from the Middle East about closing the gender gap in engineering?

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An Advocate for STEM Before STEM Even Existed

The rise of STEM education owes much to advocacy work done in Washington and across the country. Patti Curtis, Director of the Washington Office of the National Center for Technological Literacy, has been front and center in this effort for more than 15 years. Here's what she knows now.

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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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Take Our Children to Work Day: 6 Kids Who Already Got the Memo

Every April, millions of kids get a flavor for what work is all about on Take Your Kids to Work Day. However, when it comes to engineering, these six precocious kids have already figured it out.

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Engineering Call Fails to Reach African-Americans

No two ways about it, engineering has a tough time with African-Americans, from K-12 to higher education to the workplace. Strong role models and opportunities exist, but the challenges to increasing participation in the field are real.

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Round-Up: Holiday Fun, a Mixed ESSA Bag, and Perhaps a Reprieve from the Robots

A dash of engineering for the holidays, an education law with something for everyone, and the hair dryer that fried IBM.

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