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October 12, 2010

Small World

A Chinese Woman Holds Up a Solar Panel

Students are becoming globally minded -- and not a moment too soon. Climate change, water shortages, poverty, and disease reach across national boundaries. Read about how Alabama teens are becoming part of the solution, and then have your students tackle one of the most pressing problems: access to clean water.

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Lesson: Water Gatherers

Water SpigotStudents learn about water challenges faced by Cape Verde islanders, off the West coast of Africa, and two inexpensive solutions devised by Peace Corps volunteers -- a solar still and fog water collector. They then build and evaluate their own working models.

Brian Copes and StudentsStudents at a rural Alabama school are using their mechanical skills to create inexpensive utility vehicles for countries in need. Boasts teacher Brian Copes: "These students are on the fast track of changing the world."

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K-12 News: Teens' Skills Sought

Teen Geniuses Work on LaptopsCalling all teenage brainiacs: The Pentagon wants Web-savvy high school students to team up and build cyber-electro-mechanical systems. The agency hopes to motivate aspiring young systems designers and manufacturing innovators.

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Events for the USA Science and Engineering Festival  are taking place throughout the country and will culminate in a two-day Expo on the National Mall with a hands-on, fun science activities to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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* 1 eGFI classroom poster -- a large 3x2 foot poster with illustrations of the most popular engineering disciplines
* 1 bonus teacher guide -- 6 pages of engaging classroom activities using the eGFI magazine, cards, and website

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About the eGFI Teachers' Newsletter

Delivered each week to your email inbox, our newsletter is packed with lesson plans and activities, resources, feature stories, and the latest developments in K-12 engineering education. eGFI is part of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a non-profit organization committed to enhancing efforts to improve STEM and engineering education.

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