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.
|Students enter college seeking better job prospects.
DuiCam lets motorists use their cellphones to record others' erratic driving.
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
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
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.
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.
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