Did you know that next week is Engineers Week?
If you are wondering what exactly Engineers Week is, it is the only event of it’s kind designed to:
- Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
- Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
- Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents
More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference.
2014 Theme: Let’s Make a Difference
This year’s theme was chosen based on the premise that most Americans, both kids and adults, don’t know what engineering is, or what engineers do.
According to the 2014 Engineers Week Theme page:
They don’t know that engineering is a collaborative, creative process that makes a difference in all of our lives—from advances in life-saving medicines to more productive crop yields to clean drinking water.
Engineers Week is a time to make a difference by celebrating our accomplishments and sharing our knowledge, experiences, and enthusiasm. It is a time to turn comments like “I didn’t know that” into exclamations of “I want to do that!”
If you are looking for more information about Engineers Week, activity suggestions, training and more, please visit their webpage for an amazing amount of references. They even have a webinar titled Five Easy Ways to Make a Difference During Eweek.