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1 Learning Station #1 Portals IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Meeting San Juan, Puerto Rico 14 February 2009 Yvonne Pelham Manager, Educational Outreach

2 EAB Portals In addition to the Education Section of ieee.org, EAB manages the following portals: –TryEngineering.org –TryNano.org –Accreditation.org –Standard Education –Real World Engineering Projects 8-Feb-142

3 TryEngineering.org Website created by IEEE, IBM, and New York Hall of Science. Combines information on engineering careers with interactive activities to raise public awareness of the engineering profession Primary audience: students, parents, teachers, school counselors, and the general public Visitors to the portal can: – Prepare for an engineering career – Find student opportunities such as summer camps, internships, etc – Search for universities with accredited engineering programs – Find classroom activities and more… 8-Feb-143

4 8-Feb-144 Explore:

5 8-Feb-145 Bionic Arm Design Challenge

6 TryEngineering.org Available in English, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese and Portuguese Statistics (as of 31 December 2008) 2.5 MILLION HITS IN 2007 … 4.5 MILLION HITS IN ,683 = average # of visitors per month 67,006 = highest number of total unique visitors (May 08) 240,714 = average # of page hits per month 9245 = average number of university searches per month 10,605= average number of lesson plans downloaded per month 3957 = questions submitted to Ask an Expert (as of 6 Jan 2009) Visitors come from the US, India, China, Canada, UK and scores of other countries 8-Feb-146

7 TryNano.org The IEEE Nanotechnology Council and the Educational Activities Board created a Nanotechnology Portal to increase awareness of nanotechnology. Primary Audience: pre-university and university students, parents, teachers, general public, engineers Visitors can find: information about nanotechnology, nanomaterials, applications, profiles of companies and experts in the field, listing of nanotechnology degree programs, lesson plans 8-Feb-147

8 TryNano.org 8-Feb-148 Take a sneak peak:

9 Accreditation.org On-line resource for those who are interested in information on accreditation of engineering, engineering technology and computing (ETC) programs worldwide. Primary audience: Working professionals in ETC, teachers and administrators of education programs; decision makers in governmental, industrial and private organizations Visitors to the portal can : Identify recognized accrediting agencies throughout the world Access current summaries of accreditation agreements and agencies Find accredited programs in their area 8-Feb-149

10 8-Feb-1410 Take a tour:

11 Accreditation.org Worldwide View : –36 Accrediting Agencies summaries –14 Mutual Recognition Agreements and Accords –1, 739 Accredited Programs from 25 Countries(also on TryEngineering.org) Statistics (as of 31 December 2008) 36,720 HITS IN = average # of visitors per month 2,958 = average # of page hits per month 8-Feb-1411

12 IEEE Standards Education Offering online learning modules and resources to enhance the understanding of technical standards Providing an IEEE Standards Education Web Portal that offers –Standards-related Tutorials and Case Studies –Student Application Papers based on Senior Design Projects –And More… 8-Feb-1412

13 IEEE Standards Education 8-Feb-1413 Learn more: standardseducation.orgstandardseducation.org

14 IEEE Standards Education Content: –Tutorials - The Role of Standards in Engineering and Technology Cellular Technology Electrical Power Systems –Case Studies Wireless Router Case Illustration Multimode Mobile Phone Case Illustration –Student Application Paper: Applications of IEEE b Wireless Standards in the Realization of a New Service Paradigm for New Jerseys Garden State Parkway Portal Usage: 670 page hits 8-Feb-1414

15 Real World Engineering Projects (RWEP) Provide awards to faculty, to develop real world curriculum materials for use in first-year EE, CE, EET, CET, and CS courses Primary Audience: faculty, undergraduate ECE students Visitors can find: –Library of peer-reviewed hands-on team based projects –Schedule for the annual Call for Projects 8-Feb-1415

16 Real World Engineering Projects (RWEP) 8-Feb-1416 Browse:

17 Real World Engineering Projects (RWEP) Statistics (as of 31 December 2008) –2,424 = Total unique visitors 1 –14,885 = Total pages viewed YTD Project File Downloads = 983 files 1- One visitor self-identified as an adopter. An adopter is a faculty member who has or plans to incorporate the project into the coursework. 8-Feb-1417

18 Thank You


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