IEEE and IBM have created a new Web site that combines information on engineering careers with interactive activities.
Intended for pre-university students, parents, teachers, school counselors, and the general public, TryEngineering.org lets visitors explore how to prepare for an engineering career, ask experts engineering-related questions, and play interactive games.
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TryEngineering.org helps to demystify engineering with sections such as:
- Life of an Engineer: Various profiles of real-life engineers highlight what an average work day can be like.
- Become an Engineer: Students can learn how to prepare for a career in engineering.
- Ask an Expert: Visitors can browse answers to engineering-related question answered by an engineering undergraduate student or an engineer.
- Find a University: Visitors can search for accredited engineering and engineering technology degree programs in Canada and the United States.
- Play Games: Children can try virtual activities that introduce them to basic engineering concepts.
- Lesson Plans: Teachers can download free lesson plans that are aligned with national U.S. education standards on a variety of topics, such as building a robot arm, electric motors, and Ohm's Law.
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