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11th Annual Tech Directions Inventors Competition—Alternative Energy for Chicago
Details on Tech Directions’ latest contest for sparking your students’ technological and engineering creativity.

Use a Laser Cutter/Engraver to Create Intricate Inlays
In addition to being used by students for rapid prototyping, a laser cutter/engraver allows secondary- and college-level students to create impressive wood inlays.

Tips for Writing a Winning Grant Proposal
Advice from a professional grant writer and reviewer that can help you write an effective proposal to bring in valuable funding for technology in your classroom or lab.

Big Rig Hauling Activity Integrates Reading and STEM
The Big Rig Hauling activity involves the use of LEGOs, providing a familiar and comfortable medium for students to experiment with.

Use Your Neighborhood to Teach Math Concepts
An observant walk through a local neighborhood can help students see the useful math that is all around us in daily life.

Career Directions—Precision Metalworker
Everything students need to know about careers for precision metalworkers—wages, responsibilities, education and skills needed, career advancement possibilities, and more.

Product Spotlight
A selection of excellent products to make your teaching efforts more effective and easier.

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