IEEE and the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) are committed to providing quality educational resources for educators, parents, students, IEEE volunteers, and the public.
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 and IBM have created a portal 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.
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.
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, teambuilding, 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.
IEEE TryComputing.org is a free online pre-university computing education Web site. 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 Educational Activities, a partner in the National Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Equity Extension Service (EEES), has developed three learning modules to provide assistance and support for those IEEE members interested in outreach activities to the pre-university community.
The IEEE Volunteer Participation Guide (PDF, 2.4 MB) includes information for IEEE Members on how to get involved in pre-university education activities.
Educational Activities is developing the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program in IEEE. Conceived and championed by IEEE 2007 President Leah Jamieson, EPICS is a program that organizes university and high school students to work on engineering-related projects for local area humanitarian organizations.
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.
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.
E-Scientia is an interactive exhibit presented in a large, space-ship-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.