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Free Live Webinar: May 14th (Hands-On Design Challenge) Electric Lighting – Through the Lens of History!

  • 1.  Free Live Webinar: May 14th (Hands-On Design Challenge) Electric Lighting – Through the Lens of History!

    Posted 05-12-2020 06:25:00 PM
    IEEE REACH ( provides free online resources that focus on the History of Technology, and how technology impacts society, culture, politics and economics, and vice versa.  This Thursday, May 14th, our sister resource program - TryEngineering - will host a free, live, webinar.  

    The TryEngineering, Hands-On Design Challenge, Webinar will highlight IEEE REACH - Electric Lighting – Through the Lens of History!  Check out this video on Edison, The Wizard of Menlo Park, and join us on May 14th to learn how your  students can make an electric light bulb with cardboard tube and pencil lead!  Technology doesn't live in a vacuum, "it is, rather, an "intertwining" where by technology…operates in a complex social field" (Andrew Murphy and John Potts, Culture and Technology, 2003)

    Please join us!  

    Register here: 

    Title: TryEngineering Live: Hands-On Design Challenge - IEEE REACH, Electric Lighting – Through the Lens of History! 

    Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
    Duration: 1 hour

    Experience the interdisciplinary nature of STEM with free online resources that bring to life the relationship among science, technology and society (STS) through the lens of history! The free IEEE REACH resources include: Inquiry designed lesson plans with excerpted documents for students, hands-on activities, short engaging videos, and primary source documents that are digitally linked to the archive where they are housed, i.e. the Library of Congress, a museum, etc.  All of the free resources are downloadable for easy implementation into any remote learning platform. IEEE REACH (, an IEEE Foundation Signature Program, was developed and is managed by the IEEE History Center.

    Kelly McKenna
    REACH Program Manager
    IEEE History Center