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Competition: Student Contributions to NAE Challenges

The National Academy of Engineering is soliciting nominations of students who have made a contribution to one of the 14 NAE Grand Challenge problem areas: Sustainability, Health, Vulnerability, Joy of Living. The winning stories will be featured at a summit on April 21, 2010 at Wellesley College, bringing together educators, students and leaders from business and government to explore new ways to educate the next generation of Grand Challenge leaders and to celebrate the efforts of young people working to solve grand challenge problems. Deadline for nomination: March 1, 2010. For students age 13 and up.

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Students Summer: Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program

TexPREP recruits middle and high school students for an eight-week summer program designed to enrich their scientific skills, provide them mentoring, increase their chances of going to college, and motivate them to pursue science and engineering studies. The Summer 2010 TexPREP sessions will be held in Alpine, Arlington, Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Edinburg, Fort Worth, Harlingen, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen, Permian Basin (Midland-Odessa), San Antonio, and Victoria. Students in these cities are encouraged to contact the program directors.

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Happy E-Week!


If you haven’t heard already, this week (Feb. 14th-20th) is National Engineers Week. We at eGFI couldn’t be more excited, and hope that you’ll join the festivities. Many schools and universities across the nation have special events planned. If you’re near DC, you can visit us at Discover Engineering Family Day (Sat. Feb. 20 at the National Building Museum), where engineering daredevil Nate Ball will be demonstrating his ATLAS Ascender. Swing by the eGFI table and enter to win a free iPod Touch!

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Video: PBS Presents Engineering Your Future – Biomechanical

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Meet Computer Engineer Barbie!


That’s right, everyone – we won the vote! Mattel has announced that Barbie’s 126th career path will be that of a computer engineer. This new techie Barbie comes equipped with a laptop, a Bluetooth headset, chic glasses, and a shirt that reads “Barbie” over and over in binary code.

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