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Steve Irwin born (1962)
Steve Irwin, known as the Crocodile Hunter, was born on February 22, 1962.  Irwin was a wildlife expert that co-owned and operated the Australia Zoo.  He became a television personality to promote his conservation work before being killed by a sting ray barb during filming in the Great Barrier reef in 2006.

Heinrich Hertz born (1857)
Heinrich Hertz was a physicist who demonstrated the existence of electromagnetic waves.  His work lead the way for the invention of radio and television transmitters and receivers.

Celebrate National Engineers Week February 20 – 26, 2011

Resources for teachers, parents, and engineers to help guide our future civil engineers.
These online educational sites provide  lesson plans, educator guides and hands-on engineering activities. Full-color activity guides are also available from ASCE.

A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering
This site, brought to you by NSPE and Engineers Week, has been recently updated and includes a sampling of activities, creative marvels, and thrills from around the country that help tell the engineering story. Take a look: Engineers turn ideas into reality!

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