• 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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  • 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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Today in History

This date in history: January 30

January 30

Irving Langmuir was born on this day in 1881. He was a contributor to the science of electrical engineering, in particular the science of incandescent bulbs and electron tubes.

  • This date in history: January 23

    January 23

    Meir M. Lehman was born on this day in 1925. He was a contributor to computer design, programming process analysis, and computer science education.

  • This date in history: January 24

    January 24

    Ernst F.W. Alexanderson was born on this day in 1878. He was an electrical engineer who contributed to the technologies of electric power, control systems, radio, and television.

  • This date in history: January 25

    January 25

    Akio Morita was born on this day in 1921. He was a physicist, engineer, and businessman. He was a cofounder, with Masaru Ibuka, of the Sony Corporation.

  • This date in history: January 26

    January 26

    IBM first demonstrated the SSEC (Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator) in New York City on this day in 1948.

  • This date in history: January 27

    January 27

    The first telephone exchange (in New Haven, Connecticut) went into service on this day in 1878.

  • This date in history: January 28

    January 28

    Allen B. Du Mont was born on this day in 1901. He was an engineer who developed a commercially successful cathode-ray oscilloscope.

  • This date in history: January 29

    January 29

    Edison announced his transition from telegraph operator to inventor 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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