Cool Engineering Sites
A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering for Students
Spotlights how engineers improve our lives.
Tells all about engineers and the cool stuff they build.
All about engineering from a girl’s perspective.
Green Building Pages
This site provides links and resources to associations and other groups who promote "Green" engineering.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
Learn about many of the greatest engineering accomplishments of the
Guide Me NACME
Student website with activities and information about engineering.
Provided by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
How Stuff Works
Provides articles, information and games that promote engineering
“School to Careers” Iowa Public Television
Find information on varied professionals and what they do in their
jobs here. For example, “Meet a Civil Engineer.”
FIRST Robotics Competition
This is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals with students to solve engineering problems in an intense and competitive way. Check out the competition videos in the “What we do” section.
How Everyday Things Are Made
Find out how things are made from Double Bubble Bubble Gum to airplanes. See videos and get links to manufacturers’ websites.
The Junior Engineering Technical Society provides real-world insight and challenges for high school students.
Interactive tours of extreme engineering projects.
TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with over 400 science and technology centers worldwide.
What’s That Stuff?
Ever wondered about what’s really in hair coloring, Silly Putty, Cheese Wiz, artificial snow, or self-tanners? Here’s a collection of articles that gives you a look at the chemistry behind a wide variety of products.
The IEEE Virtual Museum
Imagine life without telephones, TVs, computers, X-rays, lasers and the Internet. These technologies all have one thing in common – they all use electricity and magnetism. See videos and walk through virtual exhibits.
This museum of science, art and human perception is located in San Francisco. Visit its online counterpart here with over 15,000 web pages.
A collection of links and valuable engineering career information.
Leonardo da Vinci
His life and machines from the National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy.
Explore large structures and what it takes to build them. Read interviews with real engineers. This website and accompanying five-part television PBS series is a production of WGBH Boston.
Engineering K12 Center
Explore engineering fields, learn how to get and pay for an engineering education, and have fun with interactive engineering games and resources.
This is the engineering education wing of the National Science Digital Library. Check out Community Resources for Engineering Students for great information and links to find out more about engineering schools.
Engineering Summer Camps
Engineering summer camp programs for pre-college students.
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
If you are beginning to consider career paths, this site can help you explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing.
This non-profit organization offers a vast clearing house of online resources and links that include many engineering areas of interest.