smart materials, sensors

Future robots need no motors — ScienceDaily
Engineers have created a novel actuating material that can be powered by visible light, electricity, and other stimuli, and which may replace traditional bulky motors and pneumatic actuators
Creativity Tools: 24 Free Online Creative Thinking Tools – Daring to Live Fully
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.
21 Things Engineering Students Wished They Knew When They Started University
“Your university years can be some of the most exciting years of your life, but it’s easy to lose your focus. Here’s a few things budding engineers wished they knew when they started
China Expandable container house —10 minutes one house! – YouTube
Prefab container house for granny flat/ clinics, tourist resort.
Liquid crystal shells: ‘Smart’ material enables novel applications in autonomous driving and robotics — ScienceDaily
application could be fire exit signage on walls inside buildings that only becomes visible when the temperature exceeds a certain threshold. The big advantage of these sensors
Heating up the search for hidden weapons | Science News for Students
A simple infrared-sensing camera and some fancy software can reveal the presence of a concealed knife or gun
Hurricane crisis inspires teen’s water-cleanup system | Science News for Students
system from easy-to-find materials.The filtering system has three steps. Each takes place in a separate plastic bucket. Short lengths of pipe made from PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, join the buckets
Ruthenium found to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature: Discovery could have big impact on semiconductor industry — ScienceDaily
Magnetic materials are very important in industry and modern technology and have been used for fundamental studies and in many everyday applications such as sensors, electric motors, generators
ITEEA – Professional Development
The STEM±Center for Teaching and Learning is building a community of STEM Education Leaders through face-to-face professional development, webinars, and an online learning community
Start Engineering
Get them excited about engineering! From elementary school …Start Engineering publishes educational materialsto help today’s youth understand and identify pathways into STEM careers
Engineers On Deck
Engineering possibilitiesfor K-12 We work with K-12 educators to make engineering possible for them to teach and possible for their students to learn. The Engineers On Deck teacher training program
Learn to Teach Engineering: PD options for PK-12 Educators
Engineering has been commonly seen as the advanced application of math and science to solve problems, rather than a design process that utilizes research, creativity, social consciousness