• 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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  • "To Engineer is Human"

    Highlights of 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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  • REACH In The Classroom - The Printing Press

    Implementing IEEE REACH resources, the students explore how the development of the printing press affected society. The lesson highlights, the challenges of printing and disseminating information before movable type. Students are challenged to think about reasons how society was improved

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  • The Impact Drones Have On Society – Early Detection for Wildfires

    With an increase in wildfires, drones are currently being used as a solution for early wildfire detection. Learn how your students can apply the UAV (Drones) inquiry unit to real-world issues with this short read.

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Today in History

This date in history: January 18

January 18

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

  • This date in history: January 11

    January 11

    AT&T announced its designation of 911 as a universal emergency number on this date in 1968. (Image Source: "What was the NYPD phone number before 911?" Ephemeral New York. N.p., 25 Aug. 2014. Web. 06 Jan. 2017.)

  • This date in history: January 12

    January 12

    Ray Kurzweil along with leaders of the National Federation of the Blind announced the Kurzweil Reading Machine at a press conference on this day in 1976. (Photo: Iowa Blind History Archive at the Iowa Department for the Blind)

  • This date in history: January 13

    January 13

    Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his telephone to Queen Victoria and famously touched her shoulder on this day in 1878.

  • This date in history: January 14

    January 14

    On this day in 1981 there was a power outage lasting four hours in Mexico that affected 39 million people, 60% of the population. (Photo: Chicago Tribune Archive, Friday January 16, 1981)

  • This date in history: January 15

    January 15

    Eberhardt Rechtin was born on this day in 1926. He is an aerospace engineer and leader in defense communications.

  • This date in history: January 16

    January 16

    Benjamin Franklin was born on this day in 1706. He was a contributor to electrical science and inventor of the lightning rod.

  • 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/)

  • 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