SEPTEMBER 2012            
The Source for Future Engineers

Welcome to The Accelerator, a monthly e-newsletter that keeps engineering students informed and helps them connect and succeed. Here you will find the latest news affecting student life, engineering, and higher education; information on contests, grants and scholarships, and internships; tips on career planning; and interesting examples of student research. Each of the categories immediately below links to a growing collection of useful sources.
The Gamera II human-powered helicopter stays aloft for a record 65 seconds.
Subsidy stops after six years.  
McNair program sees 25 percent cut.    
Individualized engineering programs gain popularity. 
From the Student Division
student division logoSeptember Updates by Division Chair Alexandra Coso, Zone Liaison Julie Little-Wiles, Information Chair Kathryn Trenshaw, Secretary and Treasurer Kelly Cross, Program Chair Katie Nelson, and Membership Chair Gurlovleen Rathore.   

Call for Papers and Posters     
Useful Links
From ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) to WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network), some 30 professional societies, nonprofits, activist groups, and service organizations offer a variety of programs and information for engineering students. Click here for a complete alphabetical listing.

Got an awesome student project or startup company you're working on? Or a great story about how you got your first engineering job?
Tell us here. 
About This Newsletter
The Accelerator is published by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a non-profit organization committed to enhancing efforts to improve STEM and engineering education. It is a collaboration with the ASEE Student Division. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Managing Editor: Jaimie N. Schock.

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