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April 19, 2011 

Dollars for Scholars    


Who wants to be a millionaire? Skyrocketing college costs force many families without that kind of cash to explore financial aid options. The nation's push to improve STEM education could give prospective engineering majors a leg up on certain scholarships. Your big spenders will enjoy calculating their average running velocity in this week's activity. They'll be fit for any fiscal foot-race!


Seeking STEM scholarships? Check out our new list! 


Lesson: Measuring Velocity    

velocityIn this activity, students in grades 6 - 12 will learn how to make a graph to measure average velocity. Working in teams, they will time classmates running or walking and calculate the mid-time for personal intervals. Don't forget to bring water and sweat towels!


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Feature: Show Me the Money!  

stand outDo any of your students want to become engineers? Encourage them to explore our latest list of engineering and science scholarships offered by colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, foundations, honor societies, companies, and governments. They also can compete for prizes.  Caution: the search can get complicated--and free rides are few.

K-12 News: Packing Them In  


jonathan winnSan Diego teacher Jonathan Winn has done what some would say is impossible: He's inspired high school students to get excited about math. His AP calculus class is the most popular course in a school with a large number of low-income students for whom English is not their native language.




To follow the Elementary and Secondary Education Act's overhaul, visit  ESEA Watch.


Register Now for ASEE's K-12 Teachers' Workshop


k12workshopSaturday, June 25, 2011 in  Vancouver, B.C., Canada. This day-long program for teachers and engineering educators from Canada and the United States offers a fast-paced and exciting overview of engineering education resources for the classroom. You'll discover valuable best practices, new contacts for collaboration, and the latest take-away tools for effective teaching about engineering education. Count on a full, fun and motivating day!  


Registration is complimentary for K-12 teachers who register by June 10.


Register Now!


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Our Facebook page for teachers is a great way to learn about contests, web resources, K-12 education news and lesson plans. It also offers a great way to interact with other STEM teachers across the nation--and around the world. Whether you're looking for a cool activity to engage your students or wrestling with rubrics, our Facebook community can help.   


So, become a fan now! 


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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