Connecting Educators to Engineering
In 2006, the Society of Women Engineers and Northrop Grumman Corporation led Engineers Week. Northrop Grumman Corporation and SWE worked alongside leading engineering societies to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of engineering.
A successful launch of the Connecting Educators to Engineering program shared resources with middle school educators, parents and students.
The following electronic material is available to assist you in the planning and programming of your own efforts in connecting with educators in your community.
Engineering Outreach Presentations
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We have created a few useful tips that will give you the know-how on reaching out to the educational community and creating long-term partnerships.
The Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST) was founded in 1953 and is a participating organization of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It is a nonprofit corporation whose membership includes leading professional societies, corporations, institutions and individuals concerned with advancing public understanding of professionals in science and technology, their roles, education, and employment. CPST specializes in the collection, analysis and dissemination of reliable information about the human resources of the United States in the fields of science, engineering and technology and has a number of reports available on its website.
The Final Report of the Extraordinary Women Engineers project (EWEP) – EWEP is a national initiative to encourage girls to consider pursuing a degree and subsequent career in engineering. The project is led by a coalition of the country’s engineering associations.
The National Council for Research on Women is a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy and policy centers with a growing global reach. The Council harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies and practices to build a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls. Balancing the Equation discusses that women's gains have stalled – and in some cases eroded – in engineering and computer sciences.
The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) is a multidisciplinary organization of engineering societies dedicated to advancing the knowledge, understanding and practice of engineering. AAES member societies represent the mainstream of U.S. American Perspectives on Engineers and Engineering, engineering more than one million engineers in industry, government and academia.
The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The Engineer of 2020 Project centers on an effort to envision the future two decades from now, to use this knowledge in an attempt to predict the roles engineers will play in the future and to position engineering education in the United States for what lies ahead, rather than waiting for time to pass and then trying to respond.
The National Science Board is the governing board of the National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent Federal agency established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 to promote the progress of science; advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and secure the national defense. Every two years the National Science Board supervises the collection of a very broad set of data trends in science and technology in the United States, which it publishes as Science and Engineering Indicators (Indicators).
Founded in 1962, Catalyst is a leading nonprofit corporate membership research and advisory organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women and business. Catalyst Research reports provide excellent analysis.
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredits some 2,700 programs at more than 550 colleges and universities nationwide. ABET maintains a searchable list of degree programs and also provides summary statistics.
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) develops policies and programs that enhance professional opportunities for engineering faculty members and promotes activities that support increased student enrollments in engineering and engineering technology colleges and universities. ASSE publishes profiles and statistics for U.S. and Canadian schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, as well as engineering technology programs.