Today in History – February 14, 1990 - First photo of the solar system is taken and dubbed the “family portrait” of our solar system as seen from outside. Voyager 1 was launched on September 5, 1977 and it passed Saturn in November 1980. It continued a trajectory that took it out of the solar [...]
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December 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Today in History – December 27, 1571 – Birth of Johannes Kepler. When Kepler made his calculations from measurements taken by Tycho Brahe and himself, at the turn of the seventeenth century, they had to create many of the instruments that they used.Â The types of tedious observations and measurements taken by Brahe and Kepler [...]
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Engineering Education “Today in History” Blog: GPS helps drivers, sailors, hikers, gamers, scientists, engineers
December 8th, 2012 · Add a Comment
Today in History – December 8, 1993 – First functional GPS (Global Positioning System) was developed. The technology initially developed for military use eventually made its way into our daily lives- most notably in cars and cell phones. Using information from a number of satellites orbiting the Earth (originally with 24, now a total of [...]
Engineering Education “Today in History” Blog: TUES NSF Projects – Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM
May 7th, 2012 · Add a Comment
Formerly called “Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement CCLI”, the NSF program “Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES)” emphasizes projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education. For more information, see a list of the Engineering Pathway’s collection of engineering-related TUES resources.
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April 22nd, 2012 · Add a Comment
Today in History – April 22, 1970 – First Earth Day. Senator Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day, says that the idea for Earth Day evolved over a period of seven years starting in 1962. He wanted President Kennedy to give visibility to pollution and the environmental degradation that was appearing throughout the country, but [...]