DECEMBER 2014            
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.    

From high school dropout to NASA mission control:
One man's journey.
An unlikely team of students, faculty, and fashion designers wins award to take the suit into the mainstream.

End of "Dark Sharing" for Scientific Papers?

The Nature Publishing Group makes more papers accessible to the public.
President Obama Codes!
In second annual Hour of Code event, President Obama negotiates Java. 
British researchers study the traits that predict student classroom success.  
Wireless Kit Designed to Encourage Innovation 
SAM hopes to introduce non-coders to the Internet of Things.
Watch this video for freedom of caffeine choice.




The ASEE Austin Community College chapter won
"Most Unique" for their swirling CAD-based design
in Austin's annual Barkitecture event.  
 From the Student Division 
student division logo
The ASEE Student Division was created at the 2007 Annual Conference and Exposition. This was in response to the need for ASEE student members to have a voice and home within the national organization. 
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 and Facebook for more updates.
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