JUNE 2013            
Engineer Your Future

Welcome to The Accelerator, a monthly e-newsletter and blog 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 below links to our online listings that feature a growing collection of useful sources. Sign up here

Sharnika Glasby A troubled childhood in a poor Washington D.C. neighborhood  didn't stop Sharnika Glasby from reaching the honor roll and becoming active in the Model United Nations, choir, volleyball, and track. She was headed for graduation and planned to pursue engineering at Penn State. Then came "the incident." Read More 
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. The Division's next Chair speaks out in a Summer Prism article. 
lab 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.

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, Facebook, and Tumblr for more updates.

Managing Editor: Jaimie N. Schock.

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