JANUARY 2013            
Engineer Your Future

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
app builders
Students enter college seeking better job prospects.   DuiCam lets motorists use their cellphones to record others' erratic driving.
A Push to Ease Immigration in Higher Ed
President says "bright young students and engineers" should be working here, not expelled. 
A company works with universities to arrange academic credit.
An aspiring nuclear engineer competed for the Miss California USA title.
A Swedish study compared them with students in the "caring" professions.
Tomorrow's Engineers: Expert and Diverse 
Shaili Sharma Schools are getting creative in meeting the engineering needs of a knowledge economy. Ph.D. programs train grad students to fit into the corporate world. Meanwhile, Living/Learning Centers are encouraging more female and minority undergraduates to stick with engineering.  
About the Student Division 
student division logo The ASEE Student Division promotes graduate school opportunities for undergrads, as well as scholarships, fellowships, and postdoctoral opportunities; helps students gain insight into academic careers and teaching practices; fosters ties between division members and ASEE Corporate members; develops international opportunities; and more. Post-secondary students can join the division after becoming ASEE student members. Student dues are only $25/year.
winners Whether it's a chance to get your invention on the market or earn cash for school, there are thousands of competitions for engineering students. Here are a few we've collected.


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.

Have an awesome student project or startup company? 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 improving education in engineering and engineering technology. It is a collaboration between ASEE Editorial staff and the ASEE Student Division. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

Managing Editor: Jaimie N. Schock.

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