AUGUST 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, fellowships, scholarships, and internships; tips on career planning; and interesting examples of student research. Each of the categories below links to a website-blog that features a large and growing collection of useful sources. Sign up here

Universities Add Courses on Drones 
More and more universities are making it easier for students to be entrepreneurs. But it takes knowledge, practical skills and courage to keep these small companies afloat. Universities can give students the resources to commercialize ideas, but students also need the mindset to make that happen. Read More 
From the Student Division 
The Student Division sponsored a number of sessions, featuring papers on such topics as: Exploring the Experience of Undergraduate Research; Student-directed Professional Development; Experiential Learning; and Teaching Your First Large Lecture. Read the papers using the online session locator. Learn more about the Student Division.

Watch the Robot Football Competition: Notre Dame University vs. Ohio Northern University.  
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: Sarah Khan

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