IEEE and the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) are committed to providing quality educational resources for educators, parents, students, IEEE volunteers, and the public.
IEEE and IBM have created a website that combines information on engineering careers with interactive activities. Intended for pre-university parents, teachers, school counselors, students, and the general public, TryEngineering.org lets visitors explore how to prepare for an engineering career, find accredited engineering degree programs, download lesson plans, read profiles of engineers and engineering students, search for opportunities, play interactive games, and more.
IEEE Educational Activities has developed an Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) in IEEE program. EPICS in IEEE is an IEEE Foundation Signature program that organizes university and high school students to work on engineering-related projects for humanitarian organizations in their local area.
The Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) enables IEEE volunteers to share their technical expertise and demonstrate the application of engineering concepts to support the teaching and learning of science, mathematics, and technology disciplines. IEEE offers training workshops for its members on how to facilitate in-service programs for local teachers to help them introduce hands-on engineering lessons to their students. These lesson plans are aligned with education standards and can easily be used in the classroom.
IEEE TryComputing.org is a free online pre-university computing education website. IEEE TryComputing.org offers resources to inform and engage pre-university students, their teachers, school counselors, and parents about computing and associated careers. Visitors can learn how to prepare for undergraduate computing studies and search for accredited computing degree programs around the world. They can also explore how computing careers can make a difference and meet computing professionals, students, and heroes. IEEE TryComputing.org features a variety of lesson plans on computing topics as well as tools and opportunities to support and encourage students in computing.
IEEE TryComputing.org is brought to you by the IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Educational Activities Board with funding from the IEEE New Initiatives Committee.
IEEE has launched TryNano.org, a resource for anyone interested in learning about nanoscience and nanotechnology. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are technical fields that focus on matter at the nanoscale, dimensions that are roughly 1 to 100 nanometers (1nm = 10-9m).
At TryNano.org you can explore nanomaterials, meet nano experts, learn about organizations on the cutting edge, find universities offering educational programs in nanotechnology, and download lesson plans.
IEEE Spark is an online publication intended to inspire students ages 14–18 to learn more about engineering, technology, and computing, and to raise excitement about careers in these disciplines. IEEE Spark features articles on technological innovation, university preparation tips, professional career profiles, at-home activities, cartoons, and more. IEEE Spark is brought to you by IEEE with generous funding from the IEEE New Initiatives Committee.
IEEE Maker Event Seed Funding was a 1-year pilot program established in 2016 by the IEEE EAB Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee (PECC). During the pilot, 9 applications were each awarded $500 in funding, reaching 6 Regions and 9 Sections.
At this time, the Committee has decided to suspend the funding.
Established in 1999, the IEEE Presidents’ Scholarship recognizes a deserving student for an outstanding project that demonstrates an understanding of electrical engineering, electronics engineering, computer science, or other IEEE fields of interest.
E-Scientia is an interactive exhibit presented in a large, spaceship-like structure equipped with the latest computation, electric circuit hardware, and audio-visual equipment. Students use this equipment to solve challenges posed during a simulated space flight.
IEEE has developed several lesson plans to connect students ages 8-18 with the world of engineering. These hands-on lessons reinforce key engineering concepts while building students’ critical-thinking, team-building, and problem-solving skills.
Each lesson provides learning objectives, background information, a list of inexpensive materials, step-by-step instructions, and reproducible student worksheets. All lesson plans are engineer and teacher reviewed and aligned to national education standards.
Electrical and Computer Engineering career preparation information is available for educators, school counselors, and students. This information includes suggestions on pre-university coursework and possible career options.
On TryEngineering.org, visitors can search for accredited engineering degree programs all over the world. Search for degree programs in areas such as computer engineering, civil engineering, or electrical engineering by country, city/state, student body size, and tuition.