NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK
The full week from Saturday to Saturday that surrounds Washington’s Birthday is National Engineers Week.
From the roads, we drive on to our entertainment options and from the wonders of the world to the lure of the unknown, engineering touches our lives daily. Their skills and abilities not only keep structures safe, but they stretch the limits of our imaginations, holding the promise of discoveries yet to come.
During the week, local engineering colleges and companies will promote and showcase projects and accomplishments. They will work with local schools to emphasize the importance of STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalEngineersWeek
Challenge students – or even your whole family to build a toothpick or Popsicle stick bridge.
Invite an inspiring speaker to deliver a talk at your campus or workplace during Engineers Week.
Post photos on social media of engineering projects you admire. These can include a bridge, building, a power tool you use, any kitchen gadget that makes life easier, your sound system or computer.
Learn more about National Engineers Week by visiting www.discovere.org.
Use the hashtag #NationalEngineersWeek when you share.
NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK HISTORY
In 1951, the National Society of Professional Engineers created National Engineers Week to call attention to the contribution engineers make to society. The week is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies.