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Position:Presstime Notes - National Engineers Week launches children's educational program - Brief Article

In an effort to reach an ever-younger audience--six- to 12-year-olds--the National Engineers Week committee is launching a new educational program, ZOOM INTO ENGINEERING.

Based on ZOOM, the daily PBS television series and web site produced by WGBH-TV, Boston, MA, the program will teach children nationwide the essence of engineering through hands-on experiments. To kick off the program, National Engineers Week 2002 co-chairs the American Society of Civil Engineers and DuPont hosted a training workshop to help engineers brush up their teaching skills. Led by WGHB staffers, the training seminar was the first step in the campaign to reach kids with what engineers do every day: solve problems using science and technology....

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