The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way we work and learn in a short period. Despite the best efforts of K-12 STEM educators to transform their classes into virtual environments, some students have fallen behind. According to Ed Week, half of U.S. students enrolled in Advanced Placement STEM courses before the pandemic said they could not finish their courses or take exams in biology, chemistry, and physics. Furthermore, many science and engineering college students have missed out on valuable internship and research opportunities, and they will soon enter an uncertain job market. For both young technical professionals and those who are more established in their fields, taking the time to learn new skills in this age of remote working can help their careers flourish.
Explore resources and courses designed to help working professionals and students advance. Join IEEE Education Week (4-8 April 2022), a weeklong celebration of educational opportunities provided by the world’s largest technical professional association and its many organizational units, societies, and councils.
What Does IEEE Education Week Offer?
Through local and regional activities, webinars, online courses, scholarships, and more, this event offers IEEE members and the global community a wealth of educational resources. Participants will get a chance to earn points towards an IEEE Education Week Digital Badge. The event will feature both in-person and virtual events. Check out the IEEE Education Week video to learn more.
Who Can Join?
Are you a technical professional looking to develop new skills? A university student in need of networking and training? A STEM educator who wants to expand your students’ knowledge? IEEE Education Week is a great opportunity to explore the educational resources you need most.
IEEE offers pre-university STEM, university, and continuing professional education resources for students, engineers, and technical professionals all over the globe. This weeklong celebration will highlight resources for:
- Engineers and professionals working in technical fields,
- University students and faculty members,
- Anyone looking for pre-university STEM education resources and experiences to encourage the next generation of engineers and technologists
You do not need to be an IEEE member to participate. However, IEEE members receive free and discounted access to many of these events and resources, so be sure to check them out. Not an IEEE member? Now is the perfect time to join to take advantage of membership benefits. Click here to learn more.
When Can You Start Exploring?
Start exploring now and access resources during the week of IEEE Day, 4-8 October 2021.
Are You Part of an IEEE-affiliated Group and Want to Get Involved?
If you are part of an IEEE-affiliated group that would like to get involved by offering educational events, resources, and/or special educational offers on the IEEE Education Week website, we would love to feature them! Learn how to get involved.
Sparks, Sarah D. (12 April 2021). Science Teaching and Learning Found to Fall Off in Pandemic. Ed Week.
Parry, Wynne. (10 January 2021). Pandemic stress: The toll it’s taking on students. Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).