January 03, 2019
45 Days Until Engineers Week
Happy New Year! Engineers Week 2019 is fast approaching and we are excited to celebrate with you.
Haven't started your planning yet? Not sure where to start? No worries! Join our informative webinar on January 16 at 12:00pm for 10 easy-to-implement ideas for engineers AND educators. You will get tips for celebrating engineers and engaging students and learn about free resources to make it all happen. Reserve your spot today.
And mark your calendar for two special livestream events: Our "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" Capitol Hill event on February 13 at 12:00pm and our Future City Finals on February 19 at 8:30am. Tune in at DiscoverE.org.
Let's get ready to celebrate how engineers - and kids - invent amazing!
Countdown to Engineers Week
10 ways to celebrate engineers and engage students.
1/16 12:00 pm (US EST)
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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Capitol Hill Event
Tune in to live congressional briefing on engaging girls in engineering.
2/13 12:00 pm (US EST)
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Future City Finals
Tune in to see amazing middle school students who are engineering our future.
2/19 8:30 am (US EST)
Order a Dream Big DVD for your classroom or event.
Check out the latest stats about women in engineering.
Order Engineers Week and Girl Day t-shirts for your events.
Tiffani Cortez (pictured on the right) is the Technology & Engineering Instructor and the Robotics Program Director at Harmony School of Innovation- Waco. She earned a Master's of Education, STEM Education from Texas A&M University.
Engineer and educator Tiffani Cortez knows first- hand the importance of increasing diversity in the engineering workforce. After graduating with an engineering technology degree, Tiffani felt isolated as the only female engineer at the steel company where she worked. That experience, coupled with her background teaching art at an afterschool program, inspired her to pursue a career in engineering education.
Now she is a technology and engineering instructor for Harmony School of Innovation in Waco, TX. Tiffani has increased the number of girls in her engineering classes and serves a diverse community of middle and high school students that is 75% low-income and 90% non-white. She provides her students with invaluable opportunities; inviting local engineers and professors to her classroom as well as sending her students out into the Waco community. “One of my favorite class projects is student-led research presentations to local organizations. My students impress business leaders with their unique perspectives while learning how communication skills are an important aspect of STEM careers.”
DiscoverE is a key resource for Tiffani whether she is planning a classroom activity or a larger school event. “I found DiscoverE’s robust library of hands-on activities back when I first started teaching and I continue to use them today with kids of all ages.”
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