Teacher Resources

  • A Closer Look at Engineering Professions (Russ College of Engineering and Technology
  • The County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM) promotes professional education and adherence to the highest standards if engineering, construction, management, and public policy.
  • The Department of Materials Science, and Engineering (MSE) provides quality engineering education, research and leadership to the Materials and Engineering communities.
  • The Maryland Society of High School Engineering Programs Associate Society (MSHSEP) provides community support and leadership for the growth engineering programs and courses in Maryland secondary schools.
     /  www.mcctes.org
  • The Maryland State Department of Education website provides information on Maryland education trends, teaching training initiatives and other education-related resources for the state.
  • The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH) is a University of Maryland sponsored website that provides education for the next generation of technology entrepeneurs.  The site offers information on programs,courses and workshops geared toward technology opportunities.
  • The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), with its State Societies, is the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers.

Student Contests/ Competitions

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

  • Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium at Sinclair Community College www.mvtechprep.org
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc, (ABET), Current Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Technology Programs, Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC of ABET),www.abet.org
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) – www.asee.org
  • 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.
  • ASME: IDEAS – Integrated Design Engineering Activity Series for middle schoolhttp://www.asme.org/Education/PreCollege/TeacherResources/Integrated_Design_Activity.cfm
    www.asme.org Pre-College section
    Engineering Resources, Teaching Resources, and Student Resources
    Numerous excellent free and downloadable resources for career guidance and teaching pre-engineering!
  • Car & Vehicle Science Experiments https://www.titleproloans.com/articles/car-science-experiments/
  • The Center for Case Studies in Engineering at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    Numerous case studies for use in engineering education –www.civeng.carleton.ca/ECL/index.html
  • Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education (CIESE), at Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, classroom projects, national collaborative projects, professional development for educators, www.k12science.org
  • Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education – hosts simulated space missions for teams of students and teachers.
    Located at Kiser Middle School in Dayton.  Available to Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky teachers and students.
  • 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…www.engineerguy.com
  • Engineering Magic – from ASME International – curriculum modules, lesson plans
  • 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),www.goENC.com
  • Engineering Our Future – Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education – New Jersey Stevens Institute of Technology http://www.ciese.org/eofnj/
  • Engineering is Elementary http://www.mos.org/eie/
  • EPICS – Engineering Projects in Community Service – based at Purdue Univ., a national program – http://epics.ecn.purdue.edu
  • 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 – www.niee.org
  • Get Smarter – www.getsmarter.org – tied in with the next site (GetTech) – lots of fun math- and science-related activities, resources, and links.
  • Get Tech – www.gettech.org – a national multimedia awareness campaign designed by the National Association of Manufacturers, the Center for Workforce Success and the US Dept. of Commerce’s Office of Technology Policy to prepare young people for a technology-driven future.  Lots of activities, resources and links for teachers and students of all ages.
  • Guide Me website – National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) – NACME Backs Me – for students, parents, educators, with many links.
  • How Stuff Works – collection of articles about the ordinary and obscure –www.howstuffworks.com
  • Infinity Project – Technology and Engineering Education for the New Century – Southern Methodist University School of Engineering, www.infinity-project.org
    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 – www.inventionatplay.org
  • 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
  • Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) http://www.jets.org
    Including a pre-engineering JETS Assessment tool – ASSESS (for a fee)
  • Massachusetts Dept. of Ed, Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework,http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/scitech/1006.pdf October 2006
  • MentorNet – electronic industrial mentoring network for college women in engineering, science, math, and technology – www.mentornet.net
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 – www.ncees.org
  • National Engineer’s Week Third week every February – Feb. 15-21, 2009
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET), a division of NSPE,www.nicet.org
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – http://www.bls.gov
    And for kids grades K-12 – http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm
  • 21st Century”- http://www.ohiomsc.org/omsc/index.html
    Classroom posters and bookmarks to print – “Why Study Math and Science?”
  • The Physics Classroom – StudyWorks! Online – a high school physics tutorial, with multimedia elements and neat resources such as virtual plant tours.
  • Project Lead the Way – www.pltw.org
  • 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.
  • SUCCEED – Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education – funded by NSF, since 1992.  Faculty from eight colleges of engineering have developed innovations in areas such as freshman engineering, design, partnerships, student mentoring, teaching with technology. www.succeed.ufl.edu
  • TIES – The Magazine of Design & Technology Education – an excellent monthly online magazine subscription source for projects and resources – K-12 levels.  Also offers videos and excellent web links. www.tiesmagazine.org
  • Try Engineering- Jointly developed by IBM and IEEE – Exploration and game for students K-12, parents, teachers, counselors www.tryengineering.org
  • Tufts University – The Center for Engineering Educational Outreach www.ceeo.tufts.edu
  • 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.  http://pubs.acs.org/cen/whatstuff/stuff.html
  • The Bridge – National Academy of Engineering publication –Archived issues with complete articles available at website http://www.nae.edu/nae/naehome.nsf/webviews/bridgeissues
  • 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 websitehttp://www.asee.org/publications/jee/
    NOTE: ASEE does offer a very economical K-12 educator membership rate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    1-888-ABC-KNEX www.knexeducation.com
  • Legal Aspects of Engineering, Richard C. Vaughn and Steven R. Borgman, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 6th Edition (February 1999)
  • “A Working Method: Engineering Problem Solving for High Schools”, accompanying video for book, Dartmouth Project for Teaching Engineering Problem Solving, Thayer School of Engineering, 25 min.
  • “Land of Plenty – Diversity as America’s Competitive Edge in Science, Engineering and Technology”, Report of the Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology Development (CAWMSET), September 2000.
  • 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 –http://www.glpbooks.com/index.html
  • 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.
  • Technology Student Association (TSA) – Learning to Live in a Technical World – promotes technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving

Engineering Professional and Technical Organizations

Other Links to Enhance Curriculum

  • Construct My Future – www.constructmyfuture.com – 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 –  http://www.nbm.org
  • 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 – http://www.enviro-engrs.org/
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – career and college information and links for parents and teachers/counselors, and students – http://www.aiche.org
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – many resources for students, parents, teacher/counselors, career and college planning, salary info – http://www.asce.org
  • American Water Resources Association (AWRA) – Community, Conversation, Connections –http://www.awra.org
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) http://www.ite.org
  • 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) http://www.asme.org
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – http://www.ieee.org/portal/site
  • Cool Careers!  Hot Jobs! – explore jobs in HVACR industry
  • Akron Global Polymer Academy, at the University of Akron – online experiments, lesson plans, video lectures, Best Practices for K-12 educators
  • The Macrogalleria – School of Polymers and high Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi – http://www.usm.edu/polymer/outreach.php
  • Ceramic Materials Science and Engineering Resources – The American Ceramic Society/ The National Institute of Ceramic Engineers – www.acers.org
  • 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 – www.sme.org
  • “Manufacturing is Cool” – www.manufacturingiscool.com – sponsored by SME
  • National Center for Manufacturing Education (NCME) – at the AIM Center at Sinclair Community College – http://www.ncmeresource.org/
  • Fundamentals of Tool Design, Dr. John G. Nee, CmfgE, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 4th Edition, 1998.