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 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.
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 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.