Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME) is a program that gets high school teachers into research labs at academic institutions. Their goal is to create a strong, highly skilled workforce in math, science and technological fields through a strong core of educators at the high school level. Their industry-education partnership focuses on teachers as the primary agents for effecting meaningful change in schools.
Take a look at this awesome photo of Derek Huang and Chris Tolentino at the IISME poster session this year!
The ChemE Car is a competition hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) where students must design and build cars whose braking and propelling mechanisms are controlled solely by chemical reactions. Instead of aiming for distance or speed, cars must travel a set distance through a time-sensitive reaction.