It's Engineers Week

By Katherine Bonfante

Feb 21, 2015

During February 22-28, 2015, more than 50 corporations and government agencies, along with more than 70 engineering, education and cultural societies are celebrating Engineers Week (EWeek).

EWeek was founded by NSPE in 1951 and is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

This week, various events are being held across the nation to raise public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life. However the celebration doesn't stop when this week is over, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference.

DiscoverE has created an entire site where educators, volunteers, parents and students can come together and get hands-on activities to celebrate, showcase and educate others about engineering careers and their importance to today's everyday life. (Visit http://www.discovere.org/our-activities to learn more about DiscovereE's cool content and activities).

On November 4, 2014, Ohio State University launched the official Engineers Week 2015 Countdown Kick-Off  with a webcast. In it, panelists from Ohio State University and the 2015 Co-Chairing organizations, Shell Oil Company and American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), were asked how engineers are involved in the different projects these organizations manage on a global scale and how their skills are making a difference and changing the world. Watch webcast below.

With so many students pursuing engineering careers, you might be asking why the world needs more engineers? To answer this question watch the following video where Rob Shaddock, with TE Connectivity, and Kalyani Mallela, one of DiscoverE's New Faces of Engineering honorees, discuss Engineers Week and why children should consider engineering as a career.

How are you celebrating Engineers Week?

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