• 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: September 25

September 25

Alfred L. Vail was born on this day in 1807. (Photo by The original uploader was PMHauge at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

  • This date in history: September 18

    September 18

    Leon Foucault was born on this day in 1819.

  • This date in history: September 19

    September 19

    On 19 September 1982 "Scott E. Fahlman, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, posted an electronic message on a university bulletin board system suggesting that a colon, a minus sign and a parenthesis be used to convey a joking tone."

  • This date in history: September 20

    September 20

    On this day in 1786 Galvani observed that metal in contact with nerves and muscle of frog's legs caused convulsions.

  • This date in history: September 21

    September 21

    On this day in 1900 Charles Steinmetz proposed that GE establish a research laboratory.

  • This date in history: September 22

    September 22

    Michael Faraday was born on this day in 1791.

  • This date in history: September 23

    September 23

    Robert A. Bosch was born on this day in 1861.

  • This date in history: September 24

    September 24

    John Stone Stone was born on this day in 1869.

  • 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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