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Student Contests/ Competitions
  Summer and School Year Exploration for Students and Teachers/Counselors 
  Internship Opportunities for HS Students
  Student/ Teacher Resources/References (Books, organizations, websites, materials)
  Engineering Professional and Technical Organizations
  Other Links to Enhance Curriculum

Student Contests/ Competitions

Summer and School Year Exploration for Students and Teachers/Counselors

Internship Opportunities for HS Students

  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – Wright Scholar Research Assistant Program – positions for HS juniors and seniors and college students.  Sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory.  Tech Prep students and Wright STEPP students are given application priority by way of extra points on application criteria.

Student/ Teacher Resources/References (Books, organizations, websites, materials)

  • Ohio Tech Prep
  • Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium at Sinclair Community College
  • Ohio Resource Center for Math, Science, and Reading
  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach Office
    Click "Join our Mailing List" to get on their distribution list (email)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc, (ABET), Current Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Technology Programs, Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC of ABET),
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) –
  • ASME: IDEAS – Integrated Design Engineering Activity Series for middle school Pre-College section
    Engineering Resources, Teaching Resources, and Student Resources
    Numerous excellent free and downloadable resources for career guidance and teaching pre-engineering!
  • The Center for Case Studies in Engineering at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    Numerous case studies for use in engineering education –
  • Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education (CIESE), at Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, classroom projects, national collaborative projects, professional development for educators,
  • Discover Engineering – great site for student exploration
  • Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology – especially for women and minorities, some great journal articles and success stories from the field
  • Engineer Guy – Bill Hammack’s Engineering & Life – a web archive of the public radio weekly program.  Short commentary on how engineering and technology affect our lives.  Sampling of most popular spots: spam, Velcro, Slinky, Project Gutenberg, e-books, Nylon…
  • Engineering Education Service Center – numerous resources for students, parents, and teachers about pre-engineering and engineering for grade K-16
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC),
  • Engineering Our Future -
    Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education – New Jersey Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Engineering is Elementary
  • EPICS – Engineering Projects in Community Service – based at Purdue Univ., a national program –
  • Ethics – Engineering Ethics – Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism – National Insitute for Engineering Ethics – Applied Ethics in Professional Practice – from the College of Engineering at Texas Tech University –
  • How Stuff Works – collection of articles about the ordinary and obscure –
  • Infinity Project – Technology and Engineering Education for the New Century – Southern Methodist University School of Engineering,
    A good downloadable PowerPoint presentation with facts and statistics to share with students and parents.
  • International Technology Education Association (ITEA) and WomenTECH
  • Invention at Play – Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation –
    Smithsonian National Museum of American History –
  • The New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame – at the New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • The Invention Factory – Edison National Historical Site
  • The JASON Project – curriculum and teacher training to highlight science, technology, engineering, and social studies of annual scientific expeditions
  • JA Interprise Poll on Kids and Careers, Junior Achievement, Inc., January 2007
  • Massachusetts Dept. of Ed, Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework, October 2006
  • MentorNet – electronic industrial mentoring network for college women in engineering, science, math, and technology –
  • My Community, Our Earth – program for high school and college students to apply geographic methods to study and propose solutions for sustainable development issues in their communities.
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) – for middle to high school students, parents, educators, with many links.
  • NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc. – “Market Mechanics” booklet and accompanying CD-ROM, grant opportunities, teaching tools – for high school
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) – Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, Principles and Practice Examinations in specific fields -
  • National Engineer’s Week Third week every February – Feb. 15-21, 2009
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET), a division of NSPE,
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook -
    And for kids grades K-12 -
  • Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) –
  • Ohio’s Labor Market Information system –
  • Ohio Math & Science Coalition, “Advocating for mathematics and science education”-
  • Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) –
  • Ohio Math Works – for grades 7-9 – an interactive multimedia program linking math and careers – mot presently updated – kind of old, but still good resources and activities
  • Project Lead the Way –
    Ohio affiliate: Sinclair Community College:
  • RubriStar – create rubrics for your project-based learning activities
  • SMETE Digital Library - a dynamic online library and portal of services by the SMETE Open Federation for teachers and students. Access a wealth of teaching and learning materials as well as join the community of science, math, engineering and technology explorers of all ages.
  • TRIZ (Theory of Solving Inventive Problems)
    Altshuller Institute –
    Technical Innovation Center –
    The TRIZ Journal –
    TRIZ Experts –
    Note: Fall 2004, the Engineers’ Club of Dayton sponsored introductory workshops to the general public, and they will continue such training.
  • Try Engineering- Jointly developed by IBM and IEEE – Exploration and game for students K-12, parents, teachers, counselors
  • Tufts University – The Center for Engineering Educational Outreach
  • What’s That Stuff? From Chemical & Engineering News online - reveals the mysteries of many common substances that populate our lives such as self-tanning lotion, fluoride in toothpaste, and 
    Silly Putty.
  • The Bridge – National Academy of Engineering publication –
    Archived issues with complete articles available at website
  • Journal of Engineering Education – American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
    “Engineering Design Assessment Processes and Scoring Scales for Program Improvement and Accountability” – April 2002 issue
    “A K-12/University Partnership: Creating Tomorrow’s Engineers” – October 2002 issue
    “Developing Aspiring Engineers into Budding Entrepreneurs: An Invention and Innovation Course” – October 2002 issue
    “The Editor’s Page: The Challenge of the Laboratory in Engineering Education and Objectives for Engineering Instructional Laboratories” – October 2002 issue
    Archived issues with complete articles available to members only at website
    NOTE: ASEE does offer a very economical K-12 educator membership rate.
  • K’NEX Education – sponsors hands-on learning sweepstakes and curriculum-supported classroom sets, along with all kinds of support resources to teach with K’NEX.
  • Technology Student Association (TSA) – Learning to Live in a Technical World – promotes technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving


  • Engineering Success, Peter Schiavone, Prentice Hall, Second Edition, 2002, 188 pgs.
  • Engineering Ethics, Charles B. Fleddermann, Prentice Hall, 1999, 135 pgs.
  • I Want to Be… An Engineer, Harcourt Brace & Company, Maze Productions, 1997.
  • Is There an Engineer Inside You? A Comprehensive Guide to Career Decisions in Engineering, Celeste Baine, Bonamy Publishing, 1998, 188 pgs.
  • Engineering Problem-Solving for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, Ellen Frye, Dartmouth Project for Teaching Engineering Problem Solving, Thayer School of Engineering, 1997, 135 pgs.
  • Analyzing Issues – Science, Technology, & Society (STS) issues.  Background info, sample articles, and discussion questions to stimulate critical thinking.  For grades 9-10.  Contributors: Don Galbraith, Gwen Johanson, Linda McClelland, Mary Kay Winter, Penny McLeod, Trifolium Books, Inc., 1997.
  • Survey of Engineering: An Introduction to Engineering & Technology for Middle School and lower High School grades, Gomez, Oakes, and Leone.  Great Lakes Press.  2007.
    Also Service Learning – Engineering in Your Community, Lima and Oakes. 2006.
    Engineering Your Future -
  • Studying Engineering Technology: A Blueprint for Success, Stephen R. Chesier, Discovery Press, May 1998, 320 pgs.
  • Technically Speaking: Why All Americans Need to Know More About Technology, Committee on Technological Literacy, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council, Greg Pearson and A. Thomas Young, Editors, 170 pgs. 2002.
  • Simplified TRIZ: New Problem-Solving Applications for Engineers and Manufacturing Professionals, Kalevi Rantanen and Ellen Domb, St. Lucie Press.
  • Multicultural Women of Science – learn about 37 women scientists from a variety of disciplines and ethnic groups, places, and periods of time.  For grades 8-12.  Contributors: Alan Winkler, Leonard Bernstein, Linda Zierdt-Warshaw, 1996, Peoples Publishing Group, NJ, 1996.


Engineering Professional and Technical Organizations

Other Links to Enhance Curriculum
  • Construct My Future – – for students, parents, and teachers to explore the construction industry – activities and resources for HS students and teachers, index of career fields and opportunities, college programs by state, etc…
  • Great Buildings Collection – photos, architectural drawings, discussion, bibliography, architect info, live 3-D walkthrough computer models.  Free download of Design Workshop Lite.
  • National Building Museum (Washington, D.C.) – exhibit information and resources, curriculum plans and resources for educators and students and families -
  • Design Concepts for Engineers, Mark N. Horenstein, Prentice Hall, 2002, 236 pgs.
  • Engineering Design: A Day in the Life of Four Engineers, Mark N. Horenstein, Prentice Hell, 1999, 121 pgs.
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) – information on alternateive energy sources and environmental issues -
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – career and college information and links for parents and teachers/counselors, and students -
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – many resources for students, parents, teacher/counselors, career and college planning, salary info -
  • American Water Resources Association (AWRA) – Community, Conversation, Connections -
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM) – building partnerships in manufacturing technology and workforce skills.
  • ROVer Ranch – K-12 Experiments in Robotic Software – outreach of NASA
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) -
  • Akron Global Polymer Academy, at the University of Akron – online experiments, lesson plans, video lectures, Best Practices for K-12 educators
  • PolymerOhio, Inc. – state association to enhance the growth and global competitiveness of Ohio’s polymer (plastics and rubber) industry.
    Includes “Safety Works for Plastics” - a downloadable guidebook, and a video lending library. – and PlastiVan for school visits and Hands On Plastics program
  • Ceramic Materials Science and Engineering Resources – The American Ceramic Society/ The National Institute of Ceramic Engineers –
  • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) – Tools for Workforce Excellence – “A Blueprint for Workforce Excellence” - a national skill standards system for manufacturing based on industry’s needs.
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and the SME Education Foundation –
  •  “Manufacturing is Cool” – – sponsored by SME
  • National Center for Manufacturing Education (NCME)
  • Fundamentals of Tool Design, Dr. John G. Nee, CmfgE, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 4th Edition, 1998.
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) – many societies and divisions