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Celeste Baine
Meet our director, Celeste Baine. Celeste is one of the most professionally decorated people in engineering education!

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Presentation and Workshop Descriptions for Educators

Celeste Baine is the winner of the 2005 Norm Augustine Award for being one of those rare individuals that can show the wonder and excitement of engineering. She is one of the top speakers on engineering education and motivating students. Celeste can make your workshop an enormous success! She is a high-energy, high content, how-to speaker.

More about Celeste

  • Do you know how to motivate students to pursue engineering?
  • Do you know what the differences are between each branch of engineering so you can pick the right one for you?
  • Do you know how to succeed in engineering school?
  • Do you know how much money engineers make?
  • Do you know how women and minorities are getting ahead in engineering?
  • Do you know how you can change the world as an engineer?

Author Celeste Baine can come to your location and answer all of these questions and more. She can provide expert guidance by de mystifying the engineering profession and she can encourage participation in engineering activities. If you want to encourage students to get into engineering and are looking for a dynamic speaker, you've come to the right place!

Here are just a few of the hot topics Celeste can talk about . . .

  • Girls Rule! Inspiring Girls to Pursue Engineering
  • How to Choose the Right School
  • How to Motivate Students to Pursue an Engineering Degree
  • Mentoring Engineering Students
  • Engineering Makes the World Go Around
  • Alternatives to Traditional Engineering
  • So Many Types of Engineers: How to Decide which Branch of Engineering is Right for You
  • Battling Math Phobia: How to Rise Above the Number Chaos
  • Engineering in the Entertainment Industry

Celeste Baine giving a presentation!

Presentation Descriptions

For Students

Engineers Can Do Anything!
Audience: Students, 50 minutes (Most Popular!)

This is a fast paced and fun overview of engineers that are living their dreams. From music (iPod engineers) to sports equipment designers (bike, ski, snowboard, bowling and baseball bat engineers) to roller coaster and food engineers, this talk is in-depth about the real people that are engineers and how they combined their hobby with engineering to get a dream job. The talk stresses how engineers are much more than just a brain or someone that is good in math. The talk shows how communication, teamwork, creativity and innovation shape the world we live in. This talk is motivational for students that are on the fence or get bored easily. It shows non-traditional opportunities that most students don’t know about.

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51.326 Reasons to Study Engineering Technology
Audience: Students, 50 minutes

This talk is in-depth about the field of engineering technology and it’s impact on society. Show how an engineering technology degree can be a ticket to live anywhere and take your marketable skill with you. This talk is motivational for students that are on the fence or get bored easily. It is Shows non-traditional opportunities that most students don’t know about. (similar to Engineers Can Do Anything)

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Engineering Makes the World Go Around
Audience: Students, 50 minutes (Very Popular!)

Gives a broad view of the industry and shows many examples of industries and careers for engineers. Similar to the book “Is There an Engineer Inside You?” with tips on preparing for engineering school, how to find out if it’s the right choice, and how to choose a school. It’s very solid and more traditional in its approach.

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Math is Just One Tool in the Box
Audience: Students, 50 minutes

Designed for students that don't want to major in engineering because of a math horror story. Covers math phobia and how to rise above it. Shows students that the best engineers are some of the most creative people in the world.

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Engineering in the Entertainment Industry
Audience: Students, 50 minutes

Designed to get kids excited about engineering, this presentation covers the movie, themed entertainment, sports (Olympics) and music industry for engineers.

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Girls Rule!
Audience: Girls, 50 minutes (Very Popular!)

Girls Rule! is designed to motivate and inspire girls to become engineers. Show famous women engineers and gives girls ideas about where they might fit into the world of engineering. Shows how the field is changing and how women & minorities are getting ahead.

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"Celeste's ability to engage the audience and put them at ease to ask questions was excellent! "
-Leann Yoder, Executive Director
Junior Engineering Technical Society

"Thank you for your excellent presentation on 'Engineering Makes the World Go Around'. You received excellent ratings from the students and parents on their evaluations."
-Sue Scheff, Director
Women in Engineering Program
University of Kentucky

"[Celeste] held the attention of all ages, including teachers and staff, with her wit and her knowledge of the field of engineering and it's relationship to our everyday world."
-Carole Merwin, Student Services Coordinator
Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center

[Celeste] was a big hit with the middle school students and I had one parent tell me she influenced his daughter enough to start taking classes on our campus during her senior year!"
-Vi Stoltz, Engineers Week Coordinator
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

"We truly thank Celeste Baine for her motivating speech to the members of our Girls Educated and Motivated for Success (GEMS) club at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. She shared invaluable information on engineering careers and we look forward to an increase in our female engineering population as a result of Celeste's positive outlook."
-Dr. Constella Zimmerman
United States Department of Defense


Each presentation can be customized to fit your audience.

Contact Information:

Telephone: 541-988-1005
Fax: 541-988-1008

Questions or concerns? Drop Celeste an email

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