• 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: November 22

November 22

William Stanley was born on this day in 1858. He was a developer of alternating-current power systems.

  • This date in history: November 15

    November 15

    Intel announced its first microprocessor, the 4004, on this day in 1971.

  • This date in history: November 16

    November 16

    In 1904 John Ambrose Fleming first used the Edison effect in rectifying a wireless signal so that it could be indicated by a galvanometer. He filed a provisional application for a British patent (No. 24,850) on 16 November 1904. (Photo credit - [Public domain CC0 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

  • This date in history: November 17

    November 17

    Erwin Tomash was born on this day in 1921. He was instrumental in establishing the Charles Babbage Institute.

  • This date in history: November 18

    November 18

    On this day in 1929 Vladimir Zworykin presented his new 'kinescope' (a television picture-tube) in a lecture to the IRE.

  • This date in history: November 19

    November 19

    Gustave-Auguste Ferrié was born on this day in 1868. He was a pioneer in radio technology. (Photo credit - [Public domain CC0 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

  • This date in history: November 20

    November 20

    Otto von Guericke was born on this day in 1602. He invented an electrostatic generator. (Photo credit - Anselm van Hulle [Public domain CC0 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

  • This date in history: November 21

    November 21

    On this day in 1931 AT&T inaugurated the Teletypewriter Exchange Service (TWX).

  • 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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