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  • “Sector 33 is based on Smart Skies’ Line Up With Math, an educational product developed in 2005 under the direction of NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and distributed in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Air Traffic Controllers Association. “

    tags: k-8 apps NASA aviation

  • It’s a stormy Friday evening in Northern California as the evening rush of air traffic fast approaches the San Francisco Bay Area. All the flights going to San Francisco airport from the east pass through “Sector 33” – YOUR Sector of the airspace.”

    tags: k-8 apps NASA aviation

  • “It’s a stormy Friday evening in Northern California as the evening rush of air traffic fast approaches the San Francisco Bay Area. All the flights going to San Francisco airport from the east pass through “Sector 33” – YOUR Sector of the airspace.”

    tags: k-8 android app aviation NASA

  • “Aquatic and environmental engineering; an engineering topic, used sometimes as a synonym for Civil engineering. It is the application of science and engineering principles to improving the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthful water, air and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to investigate the possibilities for remediation of polluted sites. Negative environmental effects can be decreased and controlled through public education, conservation, regulations, and the application of good engineering practices. “

    tags: k-8 engineering environment

  • “Environmental engineering is the integration of science and engineering principles to improve the natural environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation (house or home) and for other organisms, and to remediate pollution sites. Further more it is concerned with finding plausible solutions in the field of public health, such arthropod-borne diseases, implementing law which promote adequate sanitation in urban, rural and recreational areas. It involves waste water management and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, environmental sustainability, and public health issues as well as a knowledge of environmental engineering law. It also includes studies on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects.”

    tags: k-8 engineering environment

  • “newly issued Black Hornet miniature surveillance helicopter during an operation in Afghanistan. The Scandinavian-designed Black Hornet Nano weighs as little as 16 grams (0.56 ounces)—the same as a finch. The four-inch-long (10-centimeter-long) helicopter is fitted with a tiny camera which relays still images and video to a remote terminal. Troops used the drone to look for insurgent firing points and check out exposed areas of the ground before crossing.”

    tags: k-8 engineering innovation military aeronautics

  • “The goal is to create an assistance system that is easy to operate and will be accepted by senior citizens. In addition to the exercise armchair, GEWOS also includes a web platform as a central interface for information management. The platform can be used to call up health-relevant data and to integrate physicians and health experts. “Senior citizens should be able to get around independently in their own four walls as long as possible. For that to succeed they have to stay healthy. The exercise armchair gives them an easy and motivating way to stay fit,” Feilner concludes.”

    tags: k-8 engineering innovation health living

  • “Materials Science and Engineering major, with concentrations offered in Biomaterials and Nanotechnology. As expected, the program provided a solid grounding in what materials science really is. Students explore materials from the atomic level all the way through crystal structures, multiphase systems, and bulk properties. You’ll have an opportunity to learn why objects’ matter matters. You’ll explore the details of why glass shatters, metal bends, and rubber bounces back—and that’s just in one class on mechanical properties. If you’re more interested in how the circuits in your computer are fabricated, or why hip replacements are made of titanium instead of aluminum, you won’t even have to go looking for courses in other departments. Materials Science is one of the most fundamental, and therefore most interdisciplinary, fields that exists today. In many core classes, you’ll find more students from other majors than from the department itself.”

    tags: k-8 engineering careers materials biology

  • “I originally stumbled into the environmental engineering major because I could write a good college essay about it (not kidding). Once I actually began researching the major, I decided it was for me. Environmental engineering is a relatively new field that is guaranteed to grow in the future because of an increased demand to go green (aka job openings). I have always loved the outdoors and want to have a job where I can help people and not be stuck behind a desk, which I believe I can find in the environmental engineering field.”

    tags: k-8 engineering careers environment

  • “my engineering classes. “Perspectives on the Evolution of Structures” was definitely one of my favorites. It is taught by Dr. Schafer, my adviser and head of the department, and is typically taken by freshmen in their spring semester. The course covers the three “E”s of civil engineering design: economy, elegance, and efficiency. It’s cross-listed through MICA, so you get the best of both engineering and artistic perspectives, while going through a history of design principles.”

    tags: k-8 engineering careers

  • “I also chose mechanical engineering because it is a very broad major. Graduating with a MechE degree opens a variety of career paths. Relevant post-grad job topics include cars, airplanes, heating and cooling systems, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, robots, medical devices and much more. I like the idea that I was leaving my options open by being a MechE. Last, it seems to me that with the technology advancements and global problems of today, mechanical engineers will be at the forefront of these solutions. I am not positive what I want to do when I graduate, but I am interested in alternative energy, especially wind technology. I like to think I am going to solve the world’s energy problems.”

    tags: k-8 engineering careers mechanical

  • “With only one operating plant globally, Rance River (as in picture), in France. The barrage method of extracting tidal energy involves building a barrage as in the case of the Rance River. The barrage turbines generate as water flows in and out the estuary bay or river. The Rance tidal power plant and the largest such installation has been working on the Rance River since 1966 with an installed (peak) power of 240 MW, and an annual production of 600 GWh. “

    tags: k-8 engineering images

  • “The Crankarm,crankset, or chainset, is the component of a bicycle drivetrain that converts the reciprocating motion of the rider’s legs into rotational motion used to drive the chain, which in turn drives the rear wheel. It consists of one or more chainrings”

    tags: k-8 engineering images

  • “The four-stroke cycle (or Otto cycle) of an internal combustion engine is the cycle most commonly used for automotive and industrial purposes today (cars and trucks, generators, etc). It was conceptualized by the French engineer, Alphonse Beau de Rochas in 1862, and independently, by the German engineer Nikolaus Otto [[1]] in 1876.”

    tags: k-8 engineering animation

  • “Best Science and Engineering Visualizations of 2012”

    tags: k-8 technology engineering science medical mechanical simulations Resources videos

  • “National Engineers Week will be celebrated February 17–23, 2013! This year, we “Celebrate Awesome”!”

    tags: k-8 engineering community Resources

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