EE Times' STEM education site, Innovation Generation, or iGEN for short, is looking for a few geeks-to-be to blog about their own scientific passion and inspire other students to delve into the world science and electronics. The goal being, of course, to ultimately foster the next generation of engineers.
The ideal iGEN student blogger is a middle-school, high-school, or college student in public, private, or technical school who enjoys writing, is excited by science, and would like to share that excitement with his or her peers. Along with our professional engineering journalists, they are be
featured prominently on the website, serving as site leaders and mentors
to our student community.
Here is how a few of our current and past bloggers describe themselves:
Syleen: "Future biomedical engineer. High school senior [editor's note: Syleen graduated last year and is now a college freshman]. Lyrical and
hip-hop dancer. TV marathon addict. As I approach the due date for enrollment, I
know that I want to study engineering in college. This may be due to the fact
that my mother is an engineer, but I strongly believe that every path so far has
led me to engineering. The fact that I could be on a team that changes society
and brings forth a new life-saving device is enough to showcase the beauty in
this career." Read Syleen's blogs.
Rishabh: "Mathlete. Soccer player. Tech savvy teenager. Curious George....
Whenever I see a computer function or an airplane fly I wonder about the
contraptions and technology inside. Someday I will solve my own mysteries and
build such machines myself. I am hoping to make new inventions and technology
that can make this world a better place to live in." Read Rishabh's blogs.
Katie: High school student. Field hockey player. Gymnastics coach.
Fashionista...I fell in love with science at a young age. Starting gymnastics in
first grade I was always amazed at how gymnasts defied gravity. Even when I quit
gymnastics and started playing field hockey, I was continuously being amazed at
how the field hockey ball flew through the air. In the high school classroom I
get to explore my interests of the natural science world in the STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Academy; which, in some part gives me
full insight as to how gymnasts and field hockey players are able to fly." Read Katie's blogs.
Gevin: "Ninth grader at the Westminster Schools in ATL. Drummer; sax,
bassoon, and soccer player. Culinary wiz. 'Alex Rider' enthusiast. Lover of new
technology. I like gadgets, gizmos, Apple products, media editing software, or
any other type of electronics. I love the non-traditional approach to studying
science, like studying food science, and studying the science behind everday
processes." Read Gevin's blogs.
Blogging on iGEN looks terrific on students' work and college applications and makes them stand out from the crowd. Plus, our editors will work with student bloggers to find interesting topics and improve their writing.Student bloggers are given opportunities to interview industry professionals and to be judges on our competitions. Bloggers are part of our iGEN Team and must be 14 years or older.
If you know a student who you think has a future in geekdom and would get a kick out of blogging on iGEN, please pass along the link to more information and the application.
Encouraging young minds to get interested in technology is always a great thing, but looking at the photograph of that young girl soldering brings to mind "what's wrong with this picture?" What is wrong is she is not wearing any eye protection, and safety is an important part of developing good work habits for future inventors and developers.
Future geeks!their expression is so high!new life-saving device ,new inventions and technology that can make this world a better place to live in, in some part gives me full insight as to how gymnasts and field hockey players are able to fly and Lover of new technology
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