National Engineers Week to take place Feb. 17 – 23

7 February 2013

The National Engineers Week Foundation, an educational organization of over 100 professional societies, corporations and government agencies dedicated to creating a well-educated engineering workforce, is staging its Engineers Week signature program from February 17-23 this year to celebrate engineers' positive contributions to society.

Engineers Week is celebrated on every college campus in the US. It includes the DiscoverE Educator Awards, where both engineers and engineering students nominate respected educators who are inspiring the next generation.

The Discover Engineering Family Day is held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, regularly drawing over 8,500 attendees. The event brings together around 30 exhibitors and over 300 volunteers, kids and their families.

In the DiscoverE Visits program more than 55,000 engineers work with students and teachers in elementary through secondary schools and after school programs each year, through classroom visits and extracurricular programs.

The Global Marathon - Women in Engineering & Technology, a free online forum for women in E&T, will be held from March 6-8.

The Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on February 21 is giving thousands of women engineers the chance to directly mentor over one million girls and young women in grades K through 12.

Other programs include the National Engineers Week Future City Competition (which challenges 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to design a city 150 years in the future) and the New Faces of Engineering program (aimed at recognizing the accomplishments of young engineers).