eGFI logo for teacher newsletter
July 2016

Game(s) On!

High jumper
There's no Olympic medal for sports engineering. But breakthrough technology will play a star role at the upcoming summer games, despite Brazil's economic woes, zika worries, and construction snafus. Precision timers and high-performance gear are among the advances that let athletes compete at their peak. Your STEM fans will go for the gold in this month's activity. Watch their pace!
Activity: Measuring Velocity

Students in grades 6 to12 learn how to make a graph to measure average velocity and calculate the mid-times for personal intervals of runs, walks, and jogs. 

Pedal Power (Grades 3-8)
Can Do Canoe (Grades 3-12)

stadium mock up
To accommodate some 15,000 athletes and 500,000 visitors to the 2016 Summer Games, Brazil has tapped engineering expertise for everything from stadium construction to security systems. Despite the country's financial crisis, zika concerns, and construction setbacks, the games will commence on August 5... though probably not without some hitches.

Read More    
Spotlight: Help Shape STEM Education Policy

apple on book with equationsAs engineering expands rapidly at the K-12 level, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine seek to better engage classroom and informal STEM educators in the process. Have insights? Share them with the academies' Teachers Advisory Council forum Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. 


NASA's Think Outside the Box Contest -- Students design a 3-D printed object that assembles, telescopes,or grows that an astronaut can use in microgravity. Learn more.


havre de grace_ md._ elementary engineering Infusing engineering throughout the elementary school day is just one of the presentations ASEE's experienced educators will be making at NSTA's annual STEM Forum It's all part of ASEE's year to "Commit to P-12: When Engineering Begins."  

When: Weds. July 27 - Friday July 29
Where: Denver Convention Center, Colorado

Explore Our Site: Helpful Links for Teachers

Cynthia Breazeal Wants You to Make Friends with RobotsJetman: Flying Soon to a Landmark Near YouUnderwater Scooters are the New SCUBAEbone Pierce - Mechanical Engineering StudentTurning Air into WaterVertical Forest Coming Soon to Milan
bulletPrepare your students for engineering school with these 10 Essential Steps.
bulletChange your students' perceptions of engineering students.
bulletIntroduce your students to young engineers who are already making a difference in the world.
bulletStay up-to-date with cool engineering innovations.
bulletFind out about the engineering design process.
bulletLearn about the different types of engineering.
bulletRead our eGFI magazine online.
bulletCheck out the eGFI kids' book, If I Were an Engineer, and a host of other items in our
online store.
bulletExplore lesson plans and class activities.
bulletView our archive of past newsletters.



eGFI cover 2015ASEE's latest edition of Engineering, Go For It recently was recognized for publication excellence with a 2016 APEX Grand Award. 

Apex 2016 winner logo See what the buzz is all about - and help inspire the next generation of innovators. Filled with engaging features, gorgeous graphics, and useful information about engineering colleges and careers, eGFI is sure to get your students fired up about learning - and doing - engineering!


Price: $6.95


Order your copies today!    


About the eGFI Teachers' Newsletter
Delivered each month to your email inbox, our newsletter is packed with lesson plans and ASEE logo activities, resources, feature stories, and the latest developments in K-12 engineering education. eGFI is part of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing efforts to improve STEM and engineering education.   

1818 N Street, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20036 

ADVERTISE in this or other ASEE newsletters by contacting Bill Spilman:

Become a Fan/Follow us