It’s our favorite time of year — National Engineers Week! Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), E-Week is celebrated each February in conjunction with the birthday of our nation’s first engineer — and first president — George Washington.
So what are these festivities all about?
E-Week is dedicated to developing future generations of engineers by getting young minds excited about STEM initiatives. It also works to increase understanding about our ever-growing need for engineers.
Today, 70 engineering, education and cultural societies join forces with more than 50 corporations and government agencies to support NSPE in raising public awareness about the amazing contributions engineers make to our world.
It’s hard not to love a week specifically focused on something we love doing all year long — bringing engineering to life for students, parents and teachers across the country.
This year’s event, “Engineering New Horizons,” is all about perspective, potential and possibilities. From the roads that connect our country to the innovations that shape popular culture, feats of engineering touch everything around us — and the future promises so many more discoveries to come.
By showing young people the amazing potential for success that comes from a technical education and high-level science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy, E-Week hopes to motivate students to pursue engineering careers.
Interested in getting involved? DiscoverE is offering free 2015 Engineers Week kits for engineers and engineer enthusiasts alike to help spark participation and outreach for this awesome event.
This February 22-28, join us in celebrating National Engineers Week by sharing your enthusiasm for engineering and making a difference in a young person’s life!
Photo Credit: National Society of Professional Engineers