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"Our economy, national security, and quality of life depend on engineers, so it is disturbing to see how few Americans, particularly young people, understand the importance and excitement of engineering."

The Messages
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"Adoption of the messaging from Changing the Conversation has had a dramatic impact on our engineering college’s ability to attract more diverse students, particularly women and minorities."

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"This new blueprint puts ideas into action. Just as engineering helps shape the future, this new platform will help engage young people and inspire them to pursue a career that can change the world."

Changing the Conversation... with a comic strip!
What do a robotic dog and fifth-grade students have to do with Changing the Conversation? Nothing until now, when the comic strip “Bleeker the Rechargeable Dog” started featuring engineering as a topic for a classroom project.
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Engineering Messaging . . . Huh?
With support from the United Engineering Foundation, the NAE has been working this year to find ways to better reach the engineering community about Changing the Conversation. One of the things we’re doing, with help from National Engineers Week Foundation , is develop a train-the-trainer ...
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  • Leslie Collins
    Executive Director, E-Week Foundation
    Leslie Collins is responsible for development and stewardship of a coalition of more than 150 corporate, government, engineering society, education, and diversity partners, representing more than 1.5 million engineers and students.