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October 26, 2010

Faster, Better, Cheaper

Engineers design everything from bicycles to bridges, but they also devise better ways of doing things. Systems engineers can help traffic move safely, enable factories to turn out quality products in less time, and find ways to provide the best health care at the lowest cost.


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Lesson: Problem-solve Your School

problem solving girlsStudents in grades 4-12 apply the engineering design process to a real-life problem that affects them at school. The class selects a single problem then comes up with and tests a design solution. Students gain hands-on experience with engineering problem-solving.

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Spotlight: Life Support Systems

Life SupportWith their problem-solving techniques and technologies,  engineers can help make more efficient, effective, and affordable. Need to get a hospital running smoothly? Call an engineer. 

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K-12 News: Is Less Algebra Better?

CalculatorJohn W. Myres, a retired California school teacher and superintendent, believes that the one to two years of algebra most students need to graduate may be too much of a good thing.

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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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Television Series: Dean of Invention

Dean of InventionRobots, microbots, bionic limbs, and more!  To learn about cutting-edge technology being invented today  to save our planet and improve our lives, check out Dean of Invention on Planet Green network, airing on Fridays at 10 p.m.

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* 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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