Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Website Review: Be An Engineer

The BE AN ENGINEER website explores the profession of engineering.
Sponsored by ExxonMobil, the website is focused on the interests of secondary students and contains three sections.
The Why Engineering section provides information about engineering as a profession, types of careers including aerospace, agricultural, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer hardware, computer software, electrical and electronics, environmental, geological, industrial, materials, mechanical, nuclear, and petroleum, related disciplines, and the importance of diversity. Along the way, users can read about notable engineers like Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.
The Engineering in Action area explores stories of innovative thinkers in the area of engineering, amazing feats of engineering, news and events, and engineering champions.
The Become an Engineer section explores the education needed to become an engineer and tools and resources to learn more about this career path.
The colorful photos, interesting videos, and short paragraphs of content will appeal to teen readers.
Librarians will find this website to be a useful addition to STEM resources. Feature the website along with books about engineering careers and nonfiction books focusing on engineering topics.
To explore the website, go to http://www.beanengineer.com/.