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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources

The Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources collection is comprised of web portals, web sites, and resources in many areas of engineering and technology, including mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical, industrial, environmental, and nuclear engineering; biotechnology and nanotechnology; chemical, environmental, manufacturing, and process technologies; and other areas. Here may be found materials for educators and learners (early childhood through graduate school), resources intended for the general public, and materials aimed at communities devoted to engineering and technology research and practice.

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The Adaptive Use Bridge Project
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The Adaptive Use Bridge Project website is a repository for work being conducted at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in which historic iron bridges are rehabilitated, documented, and analyzed. The purpose of the project is to preserve the civil engineering heritage of New England and to develop instructional material for use in undergraduate civil engineering curricula. Upon completion of this long-term project, a protocol for adaptive pedestrian use of historic bridges will be created.

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Engineering
Technology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Case Study
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Date Added:
11/02/2014
BioTrek: Biotechnology Outreach
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BioTrek is the science outreach program of the Biotechnology Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconcin Extension. Biotrek is dedicated to bioscience education, with emphasis on the State of Wisconsin. The organization's web site features teaching tools (activities, videos, posters, and other items) for educators in biological topics such as DNA, food science, and biotechnology. There is also information on BioTrek's traveling events, such as Exploration Stations (hands-on exhibits for the public), and Science Exploration Days (hands-on activities held in schools). Other materials include information on workshops and tours, the "WisconsIngenuity" page of special-interest stories about invention, innovation, and enterprise, and a set of links to related web sites.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Life Science
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Activity/Lab
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Lecture Notes
Simulation
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
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University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center
Date Added:
11/02/2014
BrainPOP Technology: Innovations, Invention, and Discoveries
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This collection of interactive features and animated movies introduces students (grades 3-12) to inventions and technological innovations. Categories covered are communications, computers and the internet, energy, simple machines, science and industry, simple machines, and transportation.

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Engineering
Technology
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Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lecture Notes
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NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
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11/02/2014
Design Squad
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This television program, intended to increase students' awareness of and interest in engineering, takes the form of a competition in which teams of contestants work together to design and build solutions to various engineering problems. In the final episode of the season, the top scorers compete for the grand prize, a college scholarship. The program's website features information on the design challenges the contestants address, cast biographies, instructions on how to build some of the projects designed by the cast, games, and videos. The parents and educators page features information on the website, activities based on the program's design challenges, an educator's guide with curriculum materials, and links to printable resources to be used with the activities.

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Engineering
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Activity/Lab
Game
Unit of Study
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NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
11/02/2014
Energy3D Computer-Aided Design and Fabrication Tool for Making Model Buildings
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Energy3D presents an easy-to-use 3D user interface for designing model buildings. Students can quickly sketch up a house, a building, or even a village. Energy3D allows students to "print out" a design, cut out the pieces, and use them to assemble a physical model.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
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NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
11/02/2013
Engineering: Go For It
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This on-line and print magazine opens up the world of engineering for students, their parents, teachers, and counselors. It has current news, stories of engineering students, and good advice about colleges. The K-12 teachers section is an excellent resource for educators, packed with lesson plans, activities, summer programs, and suggestions for professional development. A link is provided to sign up to receive a free teacher and/or student on-line newsletter every two weeks.

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Engineering
Education
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Activity/Lab
Game
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
American Society for Engineering Education
Date Added:
11/02/2014
Engineering Stories
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What do engineers do? How do they think? What do they create? Engineering Stories are free Realistic Fiction, short story dramatizations allowing the reader to experience the challenges and satisfaction of being an engineer, inventor, or scientist. Stories are based off author experience and the experiences of his peers. Stories all the reader to listen into the mind of an engineer, see how they think, observe how they might behave, understand what makes them tick. The objective is to encourage students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), show what it may be like, dispel a myth or two, and encourage creativity, problem solving, and the confidence to make the world a better place.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
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NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
Ken Hardman
Date Added:
11/02/2013
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
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For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students' interest in science and technology. FIRST programs include technology-oriented competitions and challenges in which students participate in teams, assisted by mentors, to design and build robots and meet other technological challenges. The FIRST web site includes an overview of the organization, descriptions of its science and technology competitions, and information for sponsors and participants.

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Computing and Information
Engineering
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
Dean Kamen
Date Added:
11/02/2014
Free online engineering books
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Freebookcentre.net's engineering section contains links to many technical books offered free online, either as html pages or downloadable pdfs. Books are arranged by subject: circuits, diodes, communication systems, semiconductors, solid state devices, microprosessors, logic design, basic electronics, and others.

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Engineering
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NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
11/02/2013
IRTube: Infrared Imaging Experiments
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This website is a collection of easy-to-do experiments which use an affordable handheld IR camera (under $900) to visualize invisible energy flows and transformations. Using this "desktop remote sensing" approach, thermal energy can be readily "seen." Other types of energy that convert into thermal energy can be inferred from thermal signals. Hence, many invisible physical, chemical, and biological processes that absorb or release heat can be visualized, discovered, and investigated.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
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Activity/Lab
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NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
Charles Xie
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
11/02/2012
Photonics Wiki
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The Photonics Wiki is large collection of articles, images and media assembled by the NSF Center for Material and Devices for Information Technology Research (CMDITR). It covers core concepts in photonics, non-linear optics and devices as well as other professional development resources for undergraduate and graduate level.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
Center for Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research
Date Added:
11/02/2014
Society of Automotive Engineers Student competitions
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Xtreme Engineering is what you get with the Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Competitions. Go beyond textbook theory by designing, building and testing the performance of a real vehicle. Join other undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe in exciting and intense competitions. This site provides links to information on registering, dates, organizers and results for five different competitions.

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Engineering
Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
Society of Automotive Engineers
Date Added:
11/02/2014
Water and Environmental Resources Engineering
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Learn about careers, education, and research in water and environmental engineering from diverse undergraduate and graduate engineering students. See what excites them about their future careers. Learn what engineers do, observe first hand student research projects on cleaning up wastewater and oil spills. Gives advice to students from students about engineering careers and training. Answers the questions "Is engineering too hard?" and "Are engineers geeks?"

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Reading
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NCAR Staff
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Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Author:
Lilly Boruszkowski
Date Added:
11/02/2014
Weather Radar and Instrumentation: Laboratory Modules
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These 16 radar education modules, developed for the Weather Radar and Instrumentation Curriculum at the University of Oklahoma, provide hands-on instruction for beginning, intermediate, or advanced students to learn about radar systems, especially weather radar. Topics include hardware, weather radar, adaptive systems, advanced hydrometeors, applications of weather radar, and atmospheric interpretations. The modules may be downloaded.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Geoscience
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
NCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Engineering and Technology Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
11/02/2014