As technology continues to advance, STEM education is needed more than ever. With the vast technical expertise of its more than 400,000 members and volunteers, the IEEE is a leader in engineering and technology education. Its technical societies and its councils, sections and regional groups offer educational activities and resources at all levels to support the technical professions and prepare the workforce of tomorrow.
The IEEE offers many ways to meet the educational needs of students. For pre-university students, the organization offers summer camps and other opportunities to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. IEEE Professional Development courses enable professionals to stay up to date with the latest developments in technology, keep their skills at a high level and learn new things.
From April 2 to April 8, the IEEE is highlighting resources available to students, educators, and technical professionals as part of IEEE Education Week. The annual celebration highlights the educational opportunities provided by the world’s largest professional technical association and its many organizational units, societies and councils.
Here are some of the activities and resources available during this year’s Education Week.
Climate Change: The IEEE’s Role in Finding Technological Solutions to Complex Challenges
April 3, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.
IEEE President and CEO Saifur Rahman opens Education Week with a session on how the organization can serve as a vital link between policy makers and the engineering and technology communities in finding technological solutions to the global challenge of climate change. Rahman plans to talk about how the IEEE is committed to helping mitigate climate change through pragmatic and affordable technical solutions, and to provide a neutral space for engineers and technologists to discuss and act. The webinar also addresses the importance of educating energy professionals.
April 3, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET
IEEE REACH (Increasing Engineering Awareness Through the History Channel) provides teachers with resources to help them explain the history of technology and the roles that engineers play. During this webinar, participants will learn how REACH can improve the learning process.
Do this, not that! Applying multimedia learning principles to your online module/presentation to improve comprehension
April 5, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EST.
Many people share their experience on TikTok, Youtube and other online platforms. When sharing knowledge in a multimedia environment, there are research-proven principles that can be applied to improve presentation, which in turn facilitates knowledge transfer. This webinar is designed to show attendees how to apply the principles in their presentations.
Books, videos and more
Here are some additional suggestions and resources available during IEEE Education Week.
A list of webinars and events, as well as additional resources, can be found on the IEEE Education Week website.
How to participate
IEEE affiliated groups can participate in IEEE Education Week by offering events, resources, and special offers such as discounted courses. In addition, a toolkit is available to help groups promote IEEE Education Week and their events through newsletters, social media, and more.
The Education Week website also has special offers and discounts. You can also support educational programs by donating to the IEEE Foundation.
Watch the IEEE Education Week video to learn more.
You do not need to be a member to participate in IEEE Education Week; however, members receive discounted or free access to many activities and resources.
If you are not an IEEE member, now is the time to join.