Every year, thousands of students worldwide take the Knovel University Challenge -- a contest that allows students to compete for prizes while learning how to use the research tools they'll need to complete assignments and ultimately succeed in the workplace. The contest is also a fun way to start the school year.
Recently, our RET fellow Paul Holt participated in a program through NASA's Reduced Gravity Office and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
He sent me an email highlighting what he did:
The program that I participated in was through NASA's Reduced Gravity Office and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. I worked with three other teachers from Philadelphia to design and build an experiment to bring on NASA's Zero Gravity plane.
Dr. Moshe Kam, 2011 President and CEO of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional association, says engineering education must undergo significant transformation in the next decade to continue to push innovation forward, or global economic expansion will slow. Kam believes engineers of all disciplines need a deeper understanding of computing and networking, cross-disciplinary education, and sharper analytical skills.
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