MAY 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, 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.

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Student Vets Get Only Limited Help from VA
Colleges mostly fend for themselves in coping with a surge of enrollments under the GI Bill, a watchdog agency says.
Engineer Grads Make Time Stand Still
In a Commencement prank, seniors remove the hands of the campus's main clock.   
The documentary Extreme by Design tracks Stanford student teams seeking solutions for developing nations.

milk routes When four Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students looked for a way to deliver medical oxygen in the developing world, they had in mind coming up with a new gizmo of their own design. But their quest took a surprising turn. And the solution they came up with--a throwback to the milk routes of yesteryear--is no less innovative for being low-tech.

From the Student Division 
Find out about workshops, panels, social events and more in this preview. There will also be technical sessions featuring student presentations and papers. And you're invited to the Student Division Annual Dinner!

Read a message from Julie Little-Wiles, ASEE Zone Liaison Officer. 
microscope Kick-start your career with great internships, fellowships, and scholarships that can help you get ahead in engineering.


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.

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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 improving education in engineering and engineering technology. It is a collaboration between ASEE Editorial staff and the ASEE Student Division. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr for more updates.

Managing Editor: Jaimie N. Schock.

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