Promoting Engineering Education

It is less than three weeks to the USA Science & Engineering Festival in D.C. Tau Beta Pi and the MindSET program will host a booth for the three-day Expo (April 27-29). Student volunteers from DC Alpha, DC Gamma, MD Beta, PA Beta have signed up to help present a variation of the MindSET bridge module to those in attendance.

TBP volunteers from the D.C.-area will also participate as volunteers. Please be sure to stop by and say hello. This promises to be a wonderful event focused on increasing the awareness of STEM disciplines and opportunities.

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The Massachusetts Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Tufts University, is partnering with the local section of the Society of Women Engineers and the Engineering Student Council to “make trips to local high schools to talk about engineering in an effort to reach out to interested students.”

To date, the group has visited two high schools with a goal of visiting five schools this semester. MA Delta outreach chair, Kevin Morrissey (MA D 2012), summarized the goals of the program, “to explain what engineering is and dispel any misconceptions or stereotypes about what engineers are, and we also want to share with them what you can do with an engineering degree.” Read the article from the Tufts Daily

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KOLOTV (Nevada) recently profiled a visit from almost 200 middle and high school students to the University of Nevada, Reno, engineering labs. As part of an engineering day, graduate students from UNR hosted the K-12 students, had hands-on activities, and sparked interest in engineering and technology. Click here for the story and video

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