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Math is Important!

Math is Important!
The engineering community is very concerned about math. The statistics paint a grim picture. Math is Important! 1. Jobs requiring math are increasing at four times the rate of overall job growth 2. American children rank 13th in the world when it comes to basic math skills 3. Less than 1/3 of American 8th graders are at least proficient in math 4. 93% of American 6th to 8th graders realize they need math skills later in life,...
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Homeschool Introduction to Engineering Class

Homeschool Introduction to Engineering Class
Homeschool parents of budding engineers, listen up! Engineering is a LOT of fun, but a future in engineering requires some math and science. My 14 year old will be participating in the First Lego League in which he will 1) Build and program a small robot to accomplish challenges and 2) investigate a research topic then prepare a presentation. Both activities culminate in a competition with other teams at a regional tournament. This is to build...
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Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science
There are more girls going to college than there are boys.  Girls are in the majority, so they are less likely to receive admission and financial aid.....  except in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  In those areas, girls are still in the minority.   You can encourage your young women to pursue a college major in STEM, and it might improve their chances of admission and financial aid.  One of my clients recommended Expanding Your Horizons conferences...
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Homeschool High School - Math is Fundamental

Homeschool High School - Math is Fundamental
Math is a fundamental skill required for college and to attract employers. My friend Don is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Seattle Pacific University.   He shares some great insights about the importance of teaching math in high school. “Math requirements vary by school. You don’t necessarily have to have extra math to get into a college, but you do need it to be well educated. Upper level math can train your mind. Math is...
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Washington Homeschool Science & Engineering Fair

Washington Homeschool Science & Engineering Fair
Washington Homeschool Science & Engineering Fair Saturday, March 20th, 2010  2:00-5:00 p.m. New Location: First Evangelical Presbyterian Church You are invited to attend the third annual "Washington Homeschool Science & Engineering Fair" on 3/20/10 from 2-5 p.m. in Renton, WA. Attached is a Student Registration Form due 2/28/10. Each student needs an Adult Volunteer available at the fair to listen to other students' projects. Additional volunteers are needed for families with more than two children participating....
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A Good Time to be an Engineer!

A Good Time to be an Engineer!
If your child is interested in engineering, then I have great news for you.  Engineering has fabulous scholarships right now!  There are MANY colleges that offer great engineering scholarships, that aren't related to other merit scholarships based on the SAT, and they aren't related to need-based scholarships based on your income.  These engineering scholarship are ON TOP OF the others. One reason is the additional attention that recent disasters have brought on the subject of infrastructure. ...
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