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October 19, 2010

Risks and Rescues
chilean miners

The fate of 33 Chilean miners trapped in a collapsed mine tested the ingenuity -- and the nerves -- of engineers from the U.S. space agency NASA. They advised Chile's Navy on design of the capsule that hoisted the miners nearly a half mile to safety last week. While often summoned in rescue efforts, engineers play a key role in preventing emergencies -- by making products and machinery safe. 

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Lesson: MRI Safety

mri machineThinking like safety engineers, students in grades 11-12 examine risks associated with magnetic resonance imaging. They gather information, and view a video, and then produce a presentation that summarizes MRI technology and safety precautions.

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K-12 News: Online Math Competition

Math in CyberspaceKids love playing computer games, so why not put a math competition online and let students from across the U.S. play against each other? That's the concept behind the web-based, real-time American Math Challenge, set for October 26 and 27 and open to individual students or entire schools and classes. 

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Summer Lab Opportunity for Students

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship ProgramThe Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) offers older teens summer research opportunities in Department of Defense laboratories. The application submission period opens in early January.

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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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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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