• Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History

    IEEE REACH provides teachers and students with educational resources that explore the relationship between technology and engineering history and the complex relationships they have with society, politics, economics, and culture.

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  • IEEE REACH Website Wins Prestigious International Prize

    The REACH program has been awarded the Ayrton Prize for Digital Engagement in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS).

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  • REACH In The Classroom - Greek Triremes

    Inspired by an IEEE History Center symposium, Ms. Bisconti, an eighth grade world history teacher, introduces a Greek Triremes hands-on-activity in her classroom. Ms. Bisconti graciously worked with the IEEE REACH team to turn this lesson plan and hands-on-activity into a REACH Inquiry Unit.

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  • Engineering and Technology have Impacted Society Throughout History

    This video highlights the concepts behind the IEEE REACH program.

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  • REACH In The Classroom - Early Maritime Navigation

    Implementing IEEE REACH resources, the students explore how maritime navigation technologies affect society. The lesson highlights, the challenges of seafaring without modern day navigation tools, the evolution of the magnetic compass, and introduces students to portolan charts.

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Today in History

This date in history: January 24

January 24

Ernst F.W. Alexanderson was born on this day in 1878. He was an electrical engineer who contributed to the technologies of electric power, control systems, radio, and television.

  • This date in history: January 17

    January 17

    On this day in 1982 Time magazine reached newsstands with a cover story on video games. On the cover were the words 'Gronk! Flash! Zap! Video Games are Blitzing the World'. (Photo: http://www.liketotally80s.com/2008/06/top-20-80s-arcade-games/)

  • This date in history: January 18

    January 18

    Edison's 'Village System' of electric power opened in Roselle.

  • This date in history: January 19

    January 19

    Clarence W. Hansell was born on this day in 1898. He was a radio engineer and inventor who contributed to radio-transmitting design.

  • This date in history: January 20

    January 20

    The first military experiments with radio at the Eiffel Tower took place on this day in 1904.

  • This date in history: January 21

    January 21

    Apple Computer Company introduced the Macintosh computer in a commercial during the Super Bowl broadcast on this day in 1984.

  • This date in history: January 22

    January 22

    The Wireless Institute, a predecessor of the Institute of Radio Engineers, (one of the predecessor Societies of the IEEE) was formed on this day in 1909.

  • This date in history: January 23

    January 23

    Meir M. Lehman was born on this day in 1925. He was a contributor to computer design, programming process analysis, and computer science education.

  • Finally something interdisciplinary that merges hands on learning with traditional aspects of history! My favorite thing so far at NCSS!

    Joe Baginski, AP World History & Big History Project

    Mt. Si High School, Snoqualmie, WA

  • Natural curiosity and knowledge of the contributions of engineers, inventors and scientists afford students the opportunities to witness the power of ideas. Our partnership with IEEE taps on the potential to engage students through inquiry driven instruction that fosters independent thinking and creative problem solving that can provide answers to some of the world's toughest problems.

    Michelle Lilley

    Supervisor of Social Studies, Manalapan High School

  • I am impressed with the video on navigation. It will be a great asset to our curriculum.

    Jerry Skotleski, Social Sciences, Social Studies Teacher

    Scranton High School, PA

  • IEEE REACH was GREAT! Love the resources … already checking them out and will share!

    State Department Social Studies Supervisor

  • These materials are directly connected to what I do! - The curriculum created by the state and incorporating primary sources into the classroom.

    Elizabeth Casey, World History Teacher

    Garfield High School, Virginia

  • What incredible resources! I can’t wait to use them in my own classroom. Thank you!

    Amanda Clark, Student Teacher

    American University

  • The IEEE History Center at Stevens Institute of Technology has engaged in a thoughtful and collaborative effort to develop curriculum resources that provide guidance to educators in helping students to understand the impact that technological advancements have had on the history of the world. These resources have been developed in consultation with teachers, are easily accessed by teachers, and most importantly provide students with the opportunity to analyze and apply historical and technological concepts to the modern day.

    Adam L. Angelozzi, Ed.D.

    Principal, Manalapan High School

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