Relating Daily Life to Engineering

One of my favorite things about Passport to Engineering is the ability to help students relate their favorite things to various engineering and engineering technology fields. For example, if a student likes music, the course directs them to a page that shows the most common types of engineers that work in the music industry. Other selections include playing video games; playing sports; going to movies; communicating with friends via IM, Twitter, FaceBook, FaceTime, etc; enjoying fashion; working with animals; working in medicine; working for NASA and many others.

Comparison of Ways to Get Started Using Passport to Engineering

Online Access DVD Version (no longer available)
This option allows you to get going right away. Covers 33 different types of engineering and engineering technology, career handouts, personality and academic assessments, career navigation based on interests, engineering themed puzzles and games, books and videos.Each student is given login credentials to keep track of their passport stamps.Purchase courses individually using PayPal on the course website or as a package using our shopping cart.

Bonus! Automatic extensions for one year! Purchase the complete online version and be automatically enrolled in any new courses added during the year.

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Passport to Engineering is a one-time fee. Once you complete your purchase, you can use it for life.

 

Passport to Engineering

Passport to EngineeringBig news today! At long last, Passport to Engineering is here!

Passport to Engineering will help students understand engineering and engineering technology in a whole new way.

In Passport to Engineering, students will watch a short video on a specific discipline, take a short test and when they pass the test, they’ll receive a stamp in their passport. Get all 33 stamps and they’ll receive a certificate of travel proving that they’ve been to all of the engineering and engineering technology destinations.

Passport to Engineering includes:

  • Flights to 27 engineering and 6 engineering technology destinations. Includes:
    • a 2-4 minute video
    • career handout with career description, salary information, job outlook, industries with the highest levels of employment, and the top paying industries
    • a list of ABET programs/schools for that discipline
    • a review quiz (4 questions)
    • Passport Stamp upon successful completion of review
    • discipline specific puzzles and games.
  • Flights based on what you like to do – this option offers career track suggestions.
  • A personality test to gauge if engineering is a good fit.
  • An academic challenge to gauge your academic readiness.
  • Engineering career books for further investigation.
  • Engineering videos (Engineers Can Do Anything, Women in Engineering and The Road Ahead).

 

Online Access – This option allows you to get going right away. Purchase courses individually or as a package. Covers 33 different types of engineering and engineering technology. Two free courses can get you started quickly.

Try it out and let me know how you like it!

 

Self-Confidence is Key

gleerhThe reasons that we hold events, competitions or camps may often seem so obvious – we want to recruit into our programs or schools or lead students toward their untapped potential (a.k.a. – a better future). I read that robotics has become so popular because it’s an integrated and engaging approach to all things STEM plus teamwork, problem solving, collaboration, and innovation.

It’s difficult to measure your program’s success with middle school students because they are so far from college. Without diligent tracking, you may never know if your program influenced them to pursue a STEM education.

The softer reasons that we hold events are also because we want to tell students that we believe in them or that we believe they can do it. It’s great for their self-esteem to know that they have a champion on their side. When you believe in yourself and your abilities, what is there to stop you from doing exactly what you want with your life and making the perfect career for yourself?