Books by Celeste Baine

Is There an Engineer Inside You?Turn yourself into a top-notch engineering student and become a successful engineer with the ideas and information in this one-of-a-kind resource. Get yourself on the path to a challenging, rewarding, and prosperous career as an engineer by getting inside each discipline, learning the differences and making educated choices. Updated and now covering 38 different branches of engineering and engineering technology, Is There an Engineer Inside You? is packed with suggestions and has tremendous advice on thriving in an engineering student environment.


Combine engineering with sustainability and environmental stewardship in a “green collar” career. Engineers trained in aerospace, civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, chemical, manufacturing, marine, ocean, agricultural, biological, computer, and software engineering (among others) make a difference everyday in their fields.

Green engineering is about designing a more thoughtful future—one that considers people and a healthy planet as much as the bottom line. Green engineers work hard to protect our scarce natural resources and care deeply about all of the creatures that inhabit our fragile world. They concentrate on delivering better environmental conditions for the public through knowledge, research, a caring attitude, and common sense.

The Maritime Engineer: Careers in Naval Architecture and Marine, Ocean and Naval EngineeringEngineer solution to the world’s transportation and energy systems! The work of naval architects, and marine, ocean and naval engineers is global in nature and has never been more important. These professions connect people and places to each other in a way that is unmatched by other engineering careers. The Maritime Engineer is a unique engineering career book for everyone that wants to make the world a better place.

The Musical Engineer: A Music Enthusiast's Guide to Engineering and Technology CareersThis book is for every student that loves music. Written for middle school, high school and pre-engineering college students, this book compiles resources, information and stories of engineers who work passionately in the music industry to design new and improved products for music enjoyment. Motivation to develop your skills, imagination to see the finished product, and the energy to see it through are all outstanding attributes of future engineers. In this book, the word engineer is used to mean those with a four-year (or more) engineering degree as well as those with a two-year engineering technology degree (music, audio, electronics, etc.).

High Tech Hot Shots: Careers in Sports EngineeringConsider this book a gateway, as it presents possibilities that might not have been imagined. Explore what types of engineers are involved in over a dozen sports, from “Extreme” sports like skateboarding to more traditional sports like tennis and get advice from engineers about how to succeed as a sports engineer. This book is like no other career book available. The opportunities are endless and the sporting goods industry offers a very creative and fun way to spend your days as an engineer. Many engineers in this industry say that it is exciting to be the first person to test the equipment they just designed!

The Fantastical Engineer: A Thrillseeker's Guide to Careers in Theme Park EngineeringAt last, a book for every student that has wanted to become an imagineer. High school and college students will appreciate this book about the engineers that design today’s themed entertainment. Covers not only engineering/imagineering at Disney but imagineering at 200+ companies that design themed attractions. From model-making to architecture to lighting and special effects, this book is a one-of-a-kind guide for engineering in the entertainment industry. Also includes an employment resource directory complete with up-to-date contact information for engineers.

Ideas in Action: A Girl's Guide to Careers in EngineeringIdeas in Action: A Girl’s Guide to Careers in Engineering is for girls that want to work with people, help solve climate problems, save the world, or be part of the movement that makes a difference in the world. This inspirational booklet introduces many different types of engineering to middle and high school girls and offers a fresh look at some of the types of engineering that are naturally more appealing to girls.



Engineers Make a Difference: Motivating Students to Pursue An Engineering Education: With a Foreword by Cary SneiderEngineers Make a Difference is about “showing the color” of engineering and, as a result, capturing students’ passion, imagination, curiosity and dreams; to inspire them to create a life of abundance, meaning and satisfaction from such a pursuit. It’s about finding ways to attract diversity in traditionally white, male-dominated fields, and it examines how we can use engineering’s full rainbow of choices to enhance the public’s perception of engineering — making it more understandable, captivating and socially desirable.

With a focus on the state of K-12 engineering education and motivating students, this book is an invitation to explore engineering and share the fun with students of all ages. Loaded with practical suggestions and over a dozen ways to lure the least-interested student, Baine is the pioneer that we need right now.

Teaching Engineering Made Easy: A Friendly Introduction to Engineering Activities for Middle School TeachersThis easy and exciting time and work saving book was developed to help middle and high school teachers with no engineering background teach engineering. The activities are designed to help teachers stimulate student’s thought processes and get them thinking like an engineer. By using this teaching guide, students can see that engineering is not something to be afraid of but a realistic way to solve the problems of everyday life.


Teaching Engineering Made Easy 2: Another Friendly Introduction to Engineering Activities for Middle School TeachersTeaching Engineering Made Easy 2 gives classroom teachers a unique, easy and dynamic way to enhance any engineering lessons and meet curriculum standards and competencies. You’ll find lessons and activities that actively engage students in learning about engineering and our technological world while applying creativity and innovation to complete the projects.



Pitsco Teacher Guides

Electrical Engineering Teacher's GuideElectrical Engineering Teacher’s Guide

Electrical engineering is a diverse field with more than 750,000 people working in it. Spark students’ interest in this practical career through the hands-on projects in this guide. Through several activities and challenges, students learn about switches, series and parallel circuits, Ohm’s law, schematics, breadboarding, soldering, and more.

Includes lesson plans, correlations to national standards, assessments, glossaries, puzzles, and more. Student materials are reproducible for distribution in your classroom.


TETRIX® Autonomous Robotics Engineering GuideTETRIX® Autonomous Robotics Engineering Guide

Take the leap and head into autonomous robotics with this fun guide that uses the TETRIX® building system and LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education NXT Base Set. Students will learn how to build and program robots that dance, detect light, kick soccer balls, and more.

Student materials in the guide are reproducible for distribution in your classroom. Use this full-color guide alone or as a supplement, or combine with other Pitsco guides to develop a complete engineering curriculum.


Roller Coaster Engineering Teacher's GuideRoller Coaster Engineering Teacher’s Guide

Roller coaster thrills STEM from engineering smarts! This guide will lead students through hands-on activities to use gravity, g-force, potential and kinetic energy, and more concepts to create fun and fast model roller coasters.

Student materials in the guide are reproducible for distribution in your classroom. Use this full-color guide alone or as a supplement, or combine with other Pitsco guides to develop a complete engineering curriculum.


Tetrix R/C (Remote Contolled) Robotics Engineering Teacher's GuideTetrix R/C Robotics Engineering Teacher’s Guide

The TETRIX!” R/C Robotics Engineering Teacher’s Guide applies students’ creativity to the field of robotics to help them learn about robot engineering, simple machines, torque, power, and problem solving. Activities guide students in creating robots that draw, dance, herd golf balls, and more! Use this full-color guide alone or as a supplement to current curriculum, or combine it with other Pitsco guides to develop an engineering curriculum.

Student materials in the guide are reproducible for distribution within your classroom.


Aerospace Engineering Teacher's GuideAerospace Engineering Teacher’s Guide

Rockets galore! This guide launches into aerospace with five activities and three challenges using four different types of rockets. Learn about testing and controlling variables with straw rockets, fuel pressure with air-powered rockets, fuel volume and trajectory with water rockets, altitude and velocity with solid-fuel rockets, and more.

Student materials in the guide are reproducible for distribution within your classroom.


Mechanical Engineering Teacher's GuideMechanical Engineering Teacher’s Guide

One of the oldest and most diverse forms of engineering, mechanical engineering encompasses everything from bicycles to animatronics. With this guide, students work through activities and challenges using electric and solar cars, mousetrap vehicles, siege machine kits, cranes, and other hands-on projects. Along the way, they learn and apply an understanding of simple machines, mechanical advantage, acceleration, and other topics.

Student materials in the guide are reproducible for distribution within your classroom.


Sustainable Energy Engineering Teacher's GuideSustainable Energy Engineering Teacher’s Guide

Enlightening students to the green revolution is easier with this guide leading the charge. Starting by simply showing students how to be energy conscious, Sustainable Energy Engineering moves to activities in solar cooking, solar and fuel cell vehicles, and wind energy. It concludes with a Sustainable School Challenge in which students evaluate their own school and submit proposals to make it more green.

Student materials in the guide are reproducible for distribution within your classroom.


Engineering Principles Teacher's GuideEngineering Principles Teacher’s Guide

A great jumping-off point for any engineering curriculum, this guide introduces students to the key tenets of engineering. Measurements, formulas, design, problem-solving methods, data analysis and graphing, and other necessary skills and information are covered through contextual learning activities.

Student materials are reproducible for distribution within your classroom.


Civil Engineering Teacher's GuideCivil Engineering Teacher’s Guide

This Pitsco Teacher’s Guide provides students with a first experience in the field of civil engineering.

An overview of the civil engineering discipline provides students with a scope of the work that civil engineers do (for example, designing and building roads, bridges, buildings, tunnels, dams, highways, overpasses, and much more). Current salary information and various career paths within the field are also provided.

Student procedures, worksheets, data tables, and other student-oriented materials are reproducible for distribution within your classroom.


Aeronautical Engineering Teacher's GuideAeronautical Engineering Teacher’s Guide

The lore of flight is a great hook to get many students interested and involved with engineering. In Pitsco’s Aeronautical Engineering Teacher’s Guide, hands-on activities set that hook through contextual learning.

These contextual activities provide a wide platform for students to experience the underpinnings of this engineering discipline through STEM concepts.

Student procedures, worksheets, data tables, and other student-oriented materials are reproducible for distribution within your classroom.


Engineering Graphics Teacher's GuideEngineering Graphics Teacher’s Guide

Form and function meet in this guide that encourages students to use their creativity and technical skills in a series of hands-on activities.

The guide covers orthographic sketching, logo design, modeling, CAD and CAM, milling, and more. Student materials are reproducible for distribution within your classroom.

The career overview explains why graphically communicating engineering principles is a solid career choice.


2 thoughts on “Books by Celeste Baine

  1. The question housldn’t be how smart you have to be to become an aerospace engineer, or any type of engineer for that matter. The question should be how hard do you have to work. Obtaining a degree in engineering takes a lot of work and commitment, being smart helps but an average student can do well in engineering if they put forth the effort. I have seen many intelligent students do poorly in engineering simply because they didn’t put forth the effort needed to do well. If you work hard and are committed you will be fine, and the great part is there are always professors and other students there to help you.As for a good school in Illinois for engineering, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a top notch engineering school. They have a top 10 Aerospace engineering program in the nation.Engineering is not just for smart people, its for people who enjoy the field and aren’t afraid of hard work.References : M.S. Mechanical EngineeringB.S. Mechanical Engineering

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