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Undergraduate students from Tufts University, the University of California at Berkeley and Ohio University are being recognized by IEEE-USA this week – National Engineers Week – for creating inspirational 90-second YouTube videos for youngsters 11 to 13 years old on “How Engineers Make a World of Difference.”
Nita Patel, IEEE-USA vice president of communications and public awareness, praised the quality and diversity of the entries and announced the $5,000 in student awards for IEEE-USA’s fifth annual online engineering video scholarship award competition:
In addition, $50 in Amazon gift cards will be awarded to each of the three winning team leaders, as well as to all of the entering team leaders.
To view this year’s winning entries and entries from four previous years, see http://www.youtube.com/user/ieeeusavideo. Entries were also received in 2011-12 from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Norfolk State University, Virginia State University and the University of Texas at Dallas.
For the fifth consecutive year, IEEE-USA’s judging panel included Andrew Quecan, a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering at Stanford University and J.D. candidate at the University of Texas; Suzette Aguilar, a Ph.D. student in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin; and Nate Ball, mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, and former host of PBS’ “Design Squad Nation.”
IEEE-USA advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of 210,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE. For information on the benefits of IEEE membership, see http://www.ieee.org/join.