• 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: December 17

December 17

Arthur E. Kennelly was born on this day in 1861. He was president of both AIEE and IRE. He contributed to EE theory, particularly the definitive application of complex-number theory to alternating-current circuits.

  • This date in history: December 10

    December 10

    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, was born on this day in 1815. She was the conceptual programmer of Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine and promoter of Babbage's work.

  • This date in history: December 11

    December 11

    Emil Rathenau was born on this day in 1838. He was a German industrialist and founder, with Werner von Siemens, of the Telefunken Company.

  • This date in history: December 12

    December 12

    On this day in 1901 Marconi received a wireless signal at St. John's, Newfoundland, from Poldhu, Cornwall.

  • This date in history: December 13

    December 13

    Werner von Siemens was born on this day in 1816. He was a German electrical engineer who became a major manufacturer of electrical equipment.

  • This date in history: December 14

    December 14

    The world's first transatlantic optical fiber cable system, TAT 8, was opened for service between Europe and North American on this day in 1988.

  • This date in history: December 15

    December 15

    The BBC was incorporated on this day in 1922.

  • This date in history: December 16

    December 16

    Johann W. Ritter was born on this day in 1776. He was a physicist and pioneer of electrochemistry who, in 1803, constructed the first storage battery.

  • 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