IEEE USA's sixth annual video contest is now underway.
This year's theme is "How Engineers Make a World of Difference." Undergraduate and graduate
students are challenged to produce a video directed at the 11-to-13-year-old "tween"
audience with the goal of compelling them to consider a career in engineering. A $5,000
scholarship for first place is offered as an incentive. You can see the past winning
videos here. Although
being an engineering student is not required to enter, it appears all are thus far. I'm
thinking maybe it is time for an arts major to give it a shot, because try as they may,
the results have been very, uh, what would I call it, uh... engineery
(new word). The presentations probably did appeal to
the producers when they were tweens because their DNA contained genetic receptors for
the information. Converting the engineering infidels will take an outsider's perspective.
It's time for a Madison Avenue artsy-fartsy college major student to have a shot at tickling
the fancy of youngsters for science and engineering.
Posted September 2012