Did you know that this week is Engineering Week?
National Engineering week was first celebrated in 1951. The National Society of Professional Engineers was the first group to recognize the event, which is now celebrated by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, as well as over 50 corporations and government agencies. Historically held in February, during the week of George Washington’s birthday, it also pays homage to our first President. Washington is considered to be our Nation’s first Engineer, notably for his survey work.
Many Engineering programs are in the works this week. DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation) states that Engineers Week aims 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. Check out DiscoverE for more information. You can also find many great Engineering Week activities and discussion topics on the National Society of Professional Engineers website. Where can Engineering take you? Meet some current Engineers at Be An Engineer.