OCTOBER 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.     
Austrian Team Wins 2013 Solar Decathlon
A 14-year-old college freshman and an undocumented immigrant who entered MIT -- learn about two engineering students who overcame the odds. Read More 
From the Student Division 
The 2014 ASEE Annual Conference abstract submission phase is currently open and the submission deadline is fast approaching. The abstract submission deadline is October 20th, 2013. Learn more about the Student Division.   
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.

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