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Engineering -- United States

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View Resource U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a long and distinguished history which can be traced back to 1775 when the Continental Congress organized an army with a chief engineer and two assistants. Today the Corps has over 37,000 dedicated civilians and soldiers delivering services in more than 130 countries worldwide. The website provides a veritable cornucopia of these activities, divided into...

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https://www.usace.army.mil/
View Resource Great Projects: The Building of America

Some of the most famous engineering projects are the focus of this series of four programs from PBS. The first looks at the flood prevention systems implemented for the Mississippi River and the Hoover Dam used to harness water resources from the Colorado River in the early 1900s. The development of the US national electric system is discussed in the second. The last two consider the bridges of...

http://www.pbs.org/greatprojects/
View Resource Library of Congress: Built in America

The Library of Congress offers this website, Built in America: Historic Building and Engineering 1933-Present in the United States of exhibits drawing from two large collections, Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record. The collections include "measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures...

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/h...
View Resource Engineering Education Service Center

The Engineering Education Service Center (EESC) aims to promote engineering for K-16 education. Its consulting services, workshops, and publications, which include books, software and DVDs are available for purchase only. However, the website does offer some online resources that are free of charge. For example, a camp directory lists numerous residential camps for high school students in science,...

http://www.engineeringedu.com/
View Resource National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) operates under the aegis of the National Academy of Sciences, which itself was created in 1863 by President Lincoln. NAE came into its own in 1964, when it was created to provide engineering leadership and expertise in service to the United States. First-time visitors to the site may wish to look through the “News” section, as it offers a list of recent...

https://www.nae.edu/
View Resource Center on Education and The Workforce - STEM

Occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) "will only be 5 percent of all jobs in the U.S. economy by 2018," according to the Center on Education and the Workforce of Georgetown University. However, such occupations "are critical to our continued economic competitiveness because of their direct ties to innovation, economic growth, and productivity." Visitors will find...

https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/stem/