• 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: June 30

June 30

Bell Labs announced the invention of the transistor on this day in 1948. (Photo: By Windell Oskay (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

  • This date in history: June 23

    June 23

    Alan Turing was born on this day in 1912. He was a mathematical logician and computer developer, contributing to the Colossus and ACE computers.

  • This date in history: June 24

    June 24

    On this day in 1910 the Wireless Ship Act of 1910 became law; it required the capability of radio communication on ocean-going ships carrying fifty or more persons.

  • This date in history: June 25

    June 25

    Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone at the Centennial Exhibition on this day in 1876.

  • This date in history: June 26

    June 26

    The first purchase (Wrigley's chewing gum) made in a store equipped with bar-code scanners occurred on this day in 1974

  • This date in history: June 27

    June 27

    On 27 June 1924 August Karolus obtained German patent 571,720 on a photoelectric cell (the Karolus cell); using it Karolus developed a facsimile machine with high image resolution and high transmission speed. (Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-10748 CC-BY-SA 3.0)

  • This date in history: June 28

    June 28

    The first official instruction to telephone operators to use the phrase 'Number, Please' was issued on this day in 1895.

  • This date in history: June 29

    June 29

    The Bell Telephone Company was incorporated on this day in 1878.

  • 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