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STEM Self Efficacy – Precollege Engineering Education
Short-term successes and failures are the stepping-stones to achieving long term goals. “five tips to build self-efficacy: Break down the task: Smaller tasks are easier to tackle
“Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary.
Black Girls Code   imagine. build. create. – Black Girls Code, BlackGirlsCode, Women of Color in Technology
“o increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders
DIY Girls
“DIY Girls empowers girls to be confident makers and creators of technology”
Engineer better medicines – Engineering Challenges
“Engineer better medicines Engineers are developing new systems to use genetic information, sense small changes in the body, assess new drugs, and deliver vaccines.”
Grand Challenges – Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery
“scientists and engineers have distinct job descriptions. Scientists explore, experiment, and discover; engineers create, design, and build. engineers participate in the scientific process
LinkEngineering – 10 promising practices to interest girls in engineering
“Ten strategies for recruiting more girls and underrepresented youth into your engineering programs. Make a commitment and set goals. Begin by looking at the enrollment in engineering
EngineerGirl – Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
“The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was considered to be “One of Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World.” It is made of two high bridges, two, one-mile tunnels, four man-made
Creativity Tools: 24 Free Online Creative Thinking Tools – Daring to Live Fully
“24 creativity tools to help kick your creativity into high gear. This list of creative thinking tools includes creativity cards, tools to scribble, idea markets, and more.
Combatting weeds with lasers — ScienceDaily
“A robot automatically identifies weeds in a field and combats them with a short laser pulse. Sustainable agriculture, which avoids the use of herbicides as far as possible, could benefit
Scientists discover a 2-D magnet — ScienceDaily
For the first time, scientists have discovered magnetism in the 2-D world of monolayers, or materials that are formed by a single atomic layer. The findings demonstrate  magnetic properties
Oyster shells inspire new method to make superstrong, flexible polymers: Columbia Engineering technique could lead to stronger composite materials used in commercial products, opening the way for t…
Engineers have developed a method inspired by the nacre of oyster shells, a composite material with extraordinary mechanical properties, including great strength and resilience.
Scissors – New World Encyclopedia
“The earliest known scissors appeared in the Middle East about 3000 or 4000 years ago. They were of the type known as “spring scissors,” consisting of two bronze blades connected
Future City Competition
“Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future.”
Who Invented Scissors? | Wonderopolis
“Who invented scissors? What were early scissors made of? Is there more than one type of scissors?”