March 2015            
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.     

Featured this month:

Math enthusiasts across the country celebrate the irrational number.
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Applying for Faculty and Non-Faculty Jobs--
at the Same Time

In this job market, you may be wondering whether you are better suited for academia or industry. This guide will help navigate you through applications on both sides of the coin.
This month, the University of Toronto's Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) concluded The Game, a mysterious 6-month competition.

For our civil engineers, John Oliver gives the star treatment to routine infrastructure maintenance. 
What do engineers in Finland do when they go snow-crazy? They attach parachutes to snow mobiles and drive them off cliffs. 

This quirky toothpick sculpture of San Francisco took 35 years and 100,000+ toothpicks to build!


The future of making things will be dramatically different than today's, driven by disruption in the way we live, work, communicate, and produce and consume products. Already, products are coming to market in new ways - and that trend is accelerating. As a result, Autodesk reimagined 3D CAD/CAM from the ground up.

Autodesk Fusion 360 is free for students, educators
and educational institutions.

Three students at UC San Diego have taken inspiration from a struggle that most college students face: loud dorm rooms and group houses that seem designed to distract them from their studies.
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.

Updates this month: Rose-Hulman research survey (win
a $25 gift card!); University of Florida; Tufts University 
Kick-start your career with great tips, internships, fellowships, and scholarships that can help you get
ahead in engineering.


There are a lot of long- and short-term prizes and contests this month. Get the lowdown on all of them here!

The National Math Festival is Coming to D.C. 

With dozens of free events for all ages, the festival will cater to neophytes and nerds alike. 
The AIGC provides fellowships to American Indian and Alaskan Native graduate students throughout the United States. 


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.
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