Started 68 years ago by the National Society of Professional Engineers, Engineering Week is a national effort to raise awareness about the importance of STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – education by celebrating the work of engineers across the nation. The goal of Engineering Week 2020 is to celebrate how engineers make a difference, increase public dialogue about the importance and need for engineers, and illustrate engineering in a way that speaks to kids, educators, and parents.
Together, by increasing the conversation about engineering, we can increase the number of engineers in our workforce, particularly for women and minorities, for years to come. Learn more about engineering week 2020, engineering, and STEM below.
A State Policymaker’s STEM Playbook
This Promising Practices in Education report highlights the Utah STEM Action Center as a case study of legislation that includes three essential elements of a successful STEM program.
With over 150 simple, turnkey engineering activities, there’s sure to be one that fits your needs. Check out Coding without Computers, Designing a Tape Dispenser, or Avery Architect.
National Institute for STEM Education
The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) certifies teachers, campuses, and districts in STEM teaching. Using a competency-based, academic coach-led online learning platform, educators produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates proficiency across 15 STEM teacher actions.
Business leaders in New Jersey cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students’ lagging performance in K–12 is a critical reason why.
JerseySTEM is a network of parents, professionals, students and educators whose goal is to promote excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”) education.
STEMconnector®, a Diversified Search company, is a consortium of companies, nonprofit associations and professional societies, STEM-related research & policy organizations, government entities, universities and academic institutions concerned with STEM education and the future of human capital in the United States.
STEMedia is a digital media company that provides creative and inspirational content for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM / STEAM) Community. We have a passionate audience of over 10,000 students and young professionals, made up of mostly minorities, women and the “artistic-types” in the technical arena.
The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.
You can discover the answers to important questions on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers using the information from the National Science Board’s Science and Engineering Indicators report.
STEMworks is a searchable online honor roll of high-quality STEM education programs. STEMworks helps companies, states, and individuals make smart investments in their communities by evaluating and cataloging programs that meet rigorous and results-driven design principles.
African Americans and Hispanics Lack Pathways to Engineering
An excellent education that leads to good jobs offers a reliable pathway to economic security, yet the first step on that pathway remains inaccessible to far too many Americans, especially Americans of color. Nowhere is this inequity more apparent than in engineering.
American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.
National Academy of Engineering
The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Through partnerships with like-minded entities, NACME serves as a catalyst to increase the proportion of African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men in STEM careers.
National Society of Black Engineers
NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
National Society of Professional Engineers
The only organization dedicated to the interests of PEs across disciplines, NSPE recognizes your professional goals and your dedication. Join NSPE to join a growing network of like-minded professionals who share your commitment, integrity, pride, and your desire to be held to a higher standard.
New Jersey Engineering Schools
An education program is offered through education departments at community colleges to graduate schools. Most engineering programs are provided as concentrations or entire disciplines within a particular engineering field, such as electrical engineering or industrial engineering.
New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction
The New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction (NJPEC) is a nonprofit organization that supports the objectives of the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers, advances public welfare, and promotes the professional, social and economic interests of our engineer members.
School of PE has been in the field of educational services since 2004. School of PE offers FE, PE, and SE exam review courses and has trained individuals and employees from more than 6,000 businesses, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, and federal and state agencies.
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
These graphics were produced by Change the Equation prior to Vital Signs’ transition to Education Commission of the States.
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