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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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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Hispanics in Engineering Pick Up the Pace

Hispanics in engineering have been earning an increasing share of all post-secondary degrees, especially at the bachelor's and master's levels. Even so, they remain under-represented in engineering and lag their white peers in rates of degree completion. Extensive outreach operations seek to boost Hispanics' accomplishments in STEM with comprehensive support across diverse, education-related fronts.

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Got Engineers? Workforce Development and Diversity in Engineering

For all that engineering is said to be everywhere, K-12 audiences command a limited, often wrong grasp of what engineers do. This presents some daunting facts for us to reckon with in devising efforts to expand participation in the field, whether for workforce needs or broadening diversity in engineering. 

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