Monthly Archives: June 2012

Rocketry Teaches about STEM

My boss, Dr. Fontenot, sent an email this morning that contained the link below. She said in her email, “The video from NASA demonstrates that a rocketry program teaches students about STEM in a rigorous environment. Students not only learn how to apply science and math and engage in engineering design, they also learn communication and teamwork skills.” I can’t think of any way to say it better. Watch the video! It’s very inspiring, and it explains why our Center is so excited to be involved in rocketry.

NASA Rocket Challenge

By the way, Shella Condino and her students from our Presidio Academy are shown on the video.


Engineering: It’s Time to Change How We Promote the Profession

Tricia Berry at The University of Texas at Austin sent out an email today about a Webinar coming up in a couple of weeks. I thought others might be interested in it, too.

From Tricia’s email:

The National Engineers Week Foundation is joining forces with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Society of Professional Engineers to present “Engineering: It’s Time to Change How We Promote the Profession,” a national campaign to improve the public’s understanding of engineering. By changing how we present it, we can encourage young people to make a difference in the world through an engineering career. Join us on Thursday, June 28, at 12:30 pm EDT, and you will learn how we can:

  • Change what we say about engineering
  • Change the images we use to promote engineering
  • Change how we teach engineering

You will leave this one-hour webinar with new research-based messaging, resources, and simple steps that you can take right away. To register, please click here.