I am a co-author for the Directory. Most professional organizations like ASQ have outreach efforts for encouraging our youth to consider careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) as they approach their college years (because we need so many more scientists and engineers!). For close to 10 years, the Education Div has been leading this effort in ASQ with publications and presentations. The STEM Ed Resource Directory continues this effort.
For example, in the Directory, look at page 7 Teaching Resources. As Belinda indicated it includes lesson plans, but it also includes some great resources to encourage students to consider engineering and technology careers. The Engineer Girl link includes a high quality video on industrial engineering. This video has many examples of what industrial engineers do and includes quality engineering examples and excellence in quality. Many quality engineers earn their degree in industrial engineering. This video would be an excellent video to share with students or your children.
I hope you find the Directory useful .
Cindy Veenstra, past chair, Education Division