NOVEMBER 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. Sign up here
23 percent increase is reported at U.S.schools.
Higher ed group will assess how much students learn.
Engineers Win Rhodes Scholarships
Development, medical devices are key interests. 
2 lawsuits say students' work was used improperly.
School plans to hire 500 scholars and researchers.
High Voltage, High Ambition 
VT motorcycle Goodbye, roaring thunder. The new sound of power in racing is a high-pitched whine. Electric motorcycle racing, an infant sport just a few years ago, now boasts competitions on three continents, speeds up to 170 mph, professional riders, and big-name sponsors. Virginia Tech undergraduates are in this heady game to win... and complete a senior design project. 
SUPER Opportunities for research vary wildly by discipline, location, stipend amounts, and responsibilities. Here are some selected programs.


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? Or a great story about how you got your first engineering job?
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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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