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January 2016

Game Changers! 

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When Super Bowl 50 kicks off on February 7, fans can catch some impressive engineering feats - starting with Levi's Stadium. The greenest, most technologically advanced pro-football venue in America features solar panels, reclaimed water, and a living roof. Engineers also have developed safer gear. Your design teams will enjoy tackling this month's activity. See 'em score touchdowns!
Activity: Naked Egg Drop

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Paris of students in grades 3 to 6 experience the engineering design process by building and modifying devices to catch and protect a "naked" egg as it is dropped from increasing heights. The activity scales up to district or regional egg drop competitions.

Safety Gear and Helmets (Grades 6-8)  
Collisions and Air Bag (Grades 8-12)
Egg Drop (Grades 5-12)
Design a Super Dome (Grades 3-12)  

In the movie Concussion, Will Smith plays a Pittsburgh pathologist who uncovered a link between repeated concussions and brain damage in pro football players.
Engineers can reduce injuries by designing better helmets and other gear. Some engineering students even play the game! 

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Spotlight: National Youth Science Camp

National Youth Science Camp 2015 atop cliff The prestigious National Youth Science Camp offers graduating high school seniors a month of outdoor adventure and hands-on science education in the beautiful woods of West Virginia - all travel costs and camp fees paid, including a visit to Washington, D.C. Apply by February 17, 2016

eCybermission 2016. -- Students in grades 6 to 9 can play real super-spy detectives in this Internet-based STEM fair. Entries are due February 29, 2016. Learn more.

Integrated STEM Curricula. -- Polymers for the Planet and Mission to Mars are among Boeing's hands-on engineering units developed by science teachers. Learn more.  

Imagine Tomorrow! -- High school teams can win $100,000 by solving a clean energy problem in Washington State University's contest. Register by April 1. Learn more.

EngineerGirl! Video & Essay Contest. -- Responsible Engineering is the theme for this year's contest for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Enter by Feb. 1. Learn more.

Free Online Safety Curriculum. -- DangerBots is among the fun, interactive learning modules aimed at increasing K-6 students' awareness of cybersecurity. Learn more.


Want to get your students excited about learning? Integrate authentic, hands-on engineering activities and projects! Whether you're seeking fun, immediately useful ways to enrich your STEAM classes or an opportunity to network with peers from across the country, the American Society for Engineering Education's annual K-12 Workshop is the place to be!

When: Saturday, June 25
Where: New Orleans Convention Center 

New for 2016: K-12 Curriculum Exchange and half-day Sunday session on Making! 

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