Frequently Asked Questions about STEM

 

We hope this will answer many of your questions about STEM and Engineering. If you see a question that you would like to see our answer to, just click on the question and it will take you to the appropriate website. This page will grow with your input. We hope we are able to answer your questions and at the same time have a little fun.

About STEM

What is STEM? 

 

Do I really want to be an Engineer?  (Video)

 

What is the Value of an Engineering Degree?

 

What do Engineers do?  

 

A Day in the life of a Mechanical Engineer

 

Do Engineers get paid well?

 

How Much do Engineers Get Paid?

 

What types of Engineers are there?

 

How do I prepare “NOW” to become an engineer?

 

Why do I need Math????

 

Why is Math important to my future Success?

 

How can I succeed at becoming an Engineer?

 

What types of Engineering jobs are in my future? 

 

 

STEM Education in California/USA

The Science Gap - TED

 

Engineering America -Gwynne Shotwell - TED

 

Why Students in the US need Common Core Math

 

2 Million Minutes: US vs World Attitudes towards Education 

 

Education in America: Don’t Fail Me

 

I.am.FIRST: I am Rock and Roll

 

My Robot is Better Than Your Robot

 

The Engineer Drop-Out Problem

 

Best and Worst Paying Majors

 

 

Women in Engineering & Science

I am a girl, why should I go into engineering?

 

So You Want to be an Engineer?

 

Where are the Girls - Jenna Carpenter

 

More women needed in Engineering

 

Opportunities for Women in the Exponential Era - TED

 

Engineering Education and Innovation - Vivek Wadhwa - TED

 

 

Inspirational Videos about Women in Engineering:

Nancy Sterling TED Video

 

Cassandra Cole - TED Video

 

Black Female Engineer- My College Background

 

No Guts - No Glory - Heather Moyse - TED Video

 

Noramay Cadena - AML Video

 

Now Making Robot Instead of Pan - TED Video

 

 

Minorities in Engineering & Science

Spotlighting Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

 

2014 NASA African-American History Month: Nadra Hatchett

 

Black Female Engineer- My College Background

 

Jesus Perez - AYM Video

 

Ignite The Future - Latino Engineers - NASA

 

Jose Hernandez - Astronaut - NASA

 

Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz - NOVA Science

 

Educationally Disqualified From Cal Poly Pomona - Dr. Eric Lara

 

 

Power of Positive Believing

The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceno - TED

 

The First 20 Hours -- How to Learn Anything: Josh Kaufman - TED

 

How to Find and Do Work You Love: Scott Dinsmore - TED

 

Famous Failures

Radio Clips on Engineering

Can someone Help me with Chemistry?

Textbooks

Chemistry Textbook online 

Chemistry Textbook online for High School

 

Free Video Tutorials

http://askthenerd.com/chemistryonline/lectures.html

http://www.chemcollective.org/tutorials.php

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry

 

MATH

There is No Such Thing as Being BAD at MATH!!!

 

Math Study TIPS

 

How to Study For a Math Test

 

Can Someone Help me with Calculus?

Calculus Textbook online

 

Free Video Tutorials

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/differential-calculus

http://apcalculusstillwater.wordpress.com/ap-calculus-videos/

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-01-single-variable-calculus-fall-2006/video-lectures/

http://www.math.armstrong.edu/faculty/hollis/CalculusVideos/

http://www.calculus-help.com/tutorials

 

Can Someone Help me with Trigonometry?

Free Video Tutorials:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/basic-trigonometry/basic_trig_ratios/v/basic-trigonometry

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL74D6CCF0CFC0EAB2

 

Can Someone Help me with Algebra 2?

Free Video Tutorials:

http://www.mathplanet.com/education/algebra-2

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2

 

Can Someone Help me with Geometry?

Free Video Tutorials:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry

http://www.mathplanet.com/education/geometry

 

Can Someone Help me with Physics?

Textbooks

http://www.aplusphysics.com/courses/regents/intro/regents_physics.html

http://www.physicstutorials.org/pt/index.php

 

Free Video Tutorials

Understanding Physics without all the math http://webcast.berkeley.edu/playlist#c,d,Physics,095393D5B42B2266

Physics

http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics

http://www.youtube.com/user/PhysicsEH

http://www.physicsclassroom.com

 

 

Professional Websites

 

AAES - American Association of Engineering Societies

ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.

ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers

ASEE - American Society for Engineering Education

ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

MAES - Latinos in Science and Engineering

NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers

NSPE - National Society of Professional Engineers

SACNAS - Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SWE - Society of Women Engineers

 

 

STEM  - HUMOR  (Nerd Humor)

 

Engineering:

This Is Engineering  - Music Video

 

Dilbert, “The Knack”

 

Meet The ENGINEER

 

She’s An Engineer - Music Video

 

An Engineering Mind

 

"Engineer" by Only Won - Music Video

 

Only Won - LYRICAL ENGINEER - Official Music Video

 

ENGR Nights  Music Video

 

Stuff First Year Engineers Say

 

What is Pi ?   Comedian

 

Death by PowerPoint   Comedian 

 

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine - Official Video

 

Medicine:

Med School Musical

 

The Haven Games - Yale School of Medicine - Music Video 

 

Gunner Style - Med School Music Video

 

What Does the Spleen Do? - Harvard Medical School    Music Video

 

The Gunner Song - Harvard Medical School   Music Video

 

Study Maybe - University of Maryland   Music Video

 

Math

Solve Me Maybe - Music Video

 

Calculus Rhapsody - Music Video

 

Derive Me Maybe - Music Video

 

All I do is MATH - Music Video

 

Mathematics Paradise (9th Grade Class) - Music Video

 

Math Geek and I know It - Music Video

 

AP Calculus Project -Derive so Hard - Music Video

 

I will Derive - Music Video

 

The Math Song - Music Video

 

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