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May 2016

Make it Real!

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"If you want something done right, do it yourself." That old adage has inspired a new generation of DIY craftsmen and helped build the Maker's Movement into an international phenomenon that stretches from elementary classrooms to the White House. Your designers will strut their stuff in this month's activity to mark the National Week of Making June 17-23. See who steps out in style!
Activity: Fancy Feet

Middle school students use the engineering design process to design and build a pair of wearable platform or high-heeled shoes, which they then test in a "walk-off." 

Note: Activity can be scaled for high school or upper elementary students.

Make Your Own Slime (Grades K-8)
Creative Circuits  (Grades Prek-12)
Annie Nash_s art class teaches STEM through glass blowing
Annie Nash's classes may be labeled "visual arts," but they're much more. While mastering the use of glass-working tools, her elementary students also learn chemistry, physics, optics, energy, history, and the scientific method. They win international art contests, too!

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Spotlight: Girls Rock NAEP Engineering Test

NAEP TEL graphicResults from America's first-ever test of K-12 technology and engineering literacy point to the power of hands-on, applied STEM learning - both in and outside of school - to increase diversity and achievement. 


Dear Science. -- The Washington Post's new weekly column will delve into research to answer one STEM-related question from readers. Debuts June 6Learn more.

Summer of Making. -- The White House Maker Faire kicks off a season of arts, crafts, and STEM learning. Learn more. 

EngineerGirl Essay Contest. -- Check out the 2016 winners of the National Academy of Engineering's contest about "responsible engineering." Learn more.

Kids are natural tinkerers. That's why ASEE is hosting an interactive workshop on Teaching Engineering through Making on Sunday, June 26 - the second day of our annual K-12 Workshop in New Orleans.

Interactive sessions include creative circuitry with AnnMarie Thomas, an associate professor in the University St. Thomas's School of Engineering and author of Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovaton.

Whether you're seeking fun, hands-on activities for your STEM students or opportunities to network with peers from across the country, the American Society for Engineering Education's annual K-12 Engineering Workshop is the place to be!

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

New for 2016: Half-day Sunday session on Making! 

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K-12 Engineering
Workshop June 25

Join ASEE in New Orleans for an engaging day of hands-on engineering activities and making.