Celeste Baine’s Blog

  • My Firstborn March 17, 2020
    I refer to Is There an Engineer Inside You? as my firstborn and the genesis of who I became and what I do today. I began writing it when I was struggling in engineering school. It’s the book that I … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • Robot Makers! March 10, 2020
    At long last, my new book, two years in the making, is finally ready! Robot Makers: An Essential Guide to Choosing a Career in Robotics is here and ready to help students choose a career in robotics. Robot making is … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • SciGirls Seven: Proven Strategies for Engaging Girls in STEM February 24, 2020
    Yesterday I had the honor of attending a meeting for the new Oregon Girls Collaborative Project. Back in 2000, I became a champion on the board of the National Girls Collaborative Project. I’ve watched the project grow over the years … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • Engineering Curricula February 18, 2020
    How to engineer change in your middle school science classroom With the Next Generation Science Standards, your students won’t just be scientists—they’ll be engineers. But you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Seamlessly weave engineering and technology concepts into your … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degrees February 3, 2020
    As the table shows, Industrial Engineering Technology has exhibited the largest growth, with a 48 percent increase in bachelor’s degrees from 2008 to 2013. With the exception of Computer Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology, decreasing by 11 percent and 4 … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • Engineering and Sheep January 27, 2021
    About two weeks ago, I attended the birthday party of a good friend. In making conversation I met a woman who owned a sheep farm. After I had the pleasure of learning oodles of information about sheep, she said, “Don’t … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • Crazy Popular Workshops! January 20, 2021
    If you want to promote engineering and/or STEM careers, below is table that outlines two of the best workshops you can offer students and parents. Of those polled, 96% of students that attended say they are now considering an engineering … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • Celebrate eWeek January 14, 2021
    Engineers Week is right around the corner. This is a chance to celebrate engineering and technology with thousands of like-minded people all over the world. To find out more about engineering and learn ways to celebrate, visit: http://www.discovere.org/discover-engineering If you … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • The Beauty of Hydraulics January 7, 2021
    When teaching engineering design, there are a few principles that make you think differently. Everyone is used to putting puzzle pieces together in a certain way. We each have own way of doing things. But hydraulics changes everything. In our … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • Girls and Engineering – Training Date Added January 5, 2021
    Reserve your spot in our upcoming Mother Daughter TEA (Technology Engineering Aptitude) Train-the-Trainer Workshop! This event is one of the best I’ve ever seen at getting middle school girls interested in engineering and technical careers. If you aren’t holding one … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • Book Title Contest Results December 16, 2020
    Last week we held a book title contest for my new book about careers in robotics. We had 42 titles submitted. The competition was fierce. We investigated, tried and explored each entry. In the end, we decided upon…… (drum roll … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine
  • Book Title Contest December 10, 2020
    Want to win a free book? Help me name my new book. Post your ideas in the comments of this posting or email them to me and you’ll be in the running to win a free autographed copy when it … Continue reading →
    Celeste Baine