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eGFI

eGFI

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This dynamic site invites you to learn more about the various aspects of engineering.

Interactive cards on the homepage offer information about many types of engineers, including computer, ocean, architectural, and electrical. Each card shares what engineers in that field might do, where they might work, cool facts about the field, and why it matters, as well as introducing you to someone currently working in that field. There is a field of engineering for every interest.

Under the "Engineer Your Path" heading, you'll find profiles of students studying engineering, tips for getting into an engineering program at college, advice from current engineering students, and career information focusing on what engineers do and where they work.

Click into the "What's New" section to access the blog, watch an extensive collection of videos about various aspects of engineering, and read up on trailblazers who are doing really interesting work in engineering, from building an alarm clock for people who don't like to get up to improving the performance and cost of solar energy systems.


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For Educators

Use this resource to give students a better understanding of how broad an area of study engineering is. eGFI offers insights into 15 fields of engineering and interviews an array of engineers covering different ages, races, genders, backgrounds, and career paths. Run by the American Association for Engineering Education, this is an excellent resource to refer middle- and high-school students to for self-paced career exploration.

Access additional resources for K–12 educators through the "For Teachers" link at the top of the page. This section contains lesson plans, classroom activities, outreach programs, web resources, and more. You can find information about summer camps, hands-on activities, lab experiments, online courses, interactive games, etc. Lesson plans are divided into K–5, 6–8, and 9–12 grade bands and range in topic from friction to computer coding to circuits.

Chemical Engineers and the Things They Do
6-8 |
Engineering Solutions
3-5 | Hands-On
DiscoverE
K-12 | Hands-On

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