Engineering Education, November 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that studies being released this week indicate that “the number of science and engineering bachelor’s degrees completed in the United States has climbed 19 percent over the last five years.” The studies were produced by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and found that science and engineering accounted for 32 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in 2013, up from 30 percent in 2009. Read the article for more on these findings

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The Florida Atlantic University College of Engineering & Computer Science recently profiled the Florida Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi for their ongoing K-12 MindSET program efforts. Next week, FL E will host a MindSET session with Pine Crest School’s fifth grade science students related to explaining the physics behind a “real life example of the Angry Birds® game.”

“The MindSET program is a perfect example of FAU reaching out to the community to inspire the next generation of engineers,” said Dan Meeroff, Ph.D. (FL B ’01), associate professor of engineering and TBP faculty advisor. “Our Tau Beta Pi members are handpicked as the best engineering students in our programs that also show exemplary character. This program allows them to act as FAU’s ambassadors and role models to future students.” Click here to read the news article

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The Computing in the Core coalition and Code.org have organized the annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), this year to take place December 9-15, 2013. This program is “dedicated to showing K-12 students the importance of computer science education.” Anyone can participate by organizing an Hour of Code event during the CSEdWeek. Visit the website for more details and watch the video below:

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