The Applied Superconductivity Conference is offering for the first time an IEEE REACH session. 

Session Day & Time: Monday, November 2, 2020, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. EST
Location: Whova platform
Speaker: Kelly McKenna – REACH Program Manager, IEEE History Center & Michael Geselowitz – Senior Director, IEEE History Center

REACH stands for Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History. The program focuses on the history of technology and its social context. The REACH program highlights how technology, throughout time, impacts society, culture, economics, and politics and vice versa.

The goal of the program is to improve technological and engineering literacy skills as it relates to the social context of technology. While designed to meet Social Studies standards, and geared toward middle and highschool history teachers, the program also meets both the NextGen Science Standards and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s (ITEEA) new Standards for Technology and Engineering Literacy, or STEL. As such, the program is being used by both Social Studies teachers and STEM teachers. It is a true interdisciplinary program.

The IEEE REACH resources are free and available via the REACH website ( The program includes full inquiry designed lesson plans or inquiry units, inclusive of formative performance tasks, excerpted documents and civic actions, primary and secondary source materials, hands-on activities, and short classroom videos (multimedia). All of the resources are downloadable, which makes them viable for remote learning platforms.