What Is ESTEME Week?
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are partnering
with other U.S. Government agencies and scientific
societies to sponsor activities for 2005’s "Excellence
in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Education (ESTEME) Week." The activities during
ESTEME Week are an opportunity for the nation’s
schools to focus on improving math and science education.
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This year, we added engineering as a basic topic area
for our activities. Engineering offers a tremendous
variety of career options. It’s a profession
that can take you from the depths of the ocean to
the far reaches of space, from within the microscopic
structures of the human cell to the top of the tallest
skyscrapers. Whether it’s cell phones, digital
cameras, DVDs, or facial recognition devices, engineers
are behind almost all of today’s exciting technology.
Engineers are problem solvers who search for quicker,
better, and less-expensive ways to use the forces
and materials of nature to meet today’s challenges.
Engineering students have their pick of many fields.
From electrical to civil to aeronautical to biomedical,
every discipline within engineering will lead to an
exciting and rewarding career.
The exploration begins with activities for students,
parents and teachers presented by participating organizations
on the ESTEME Week Website: www.ESTEME.org.