Friday, February 25, 2011

National Engineers Week: February 20th-26th

This week is the 60th annual National Engineers Week, hosted by the National Engineers Week Foundation. Programs across the country will cultivate and celebrate the profession, and inspire students to become future engineers. 

National events include Introduce a Girl to Engineering on February 24th, when business and engineering leaders from across the country will sponsor talks and activities at local schools and programs. In addition, girls are encouraged to explore engineering through the website Engineer Your Life, where they can learn about how to become an engineer and hear from inspiring women who have already done it! The Foundation also hosted the Future City competition; winners were invited on Feb. 17th to join President Obama and Congressional leaders on their video call to astronauts currently working on the space shuttle Endeavour. 

Coalition members are highly involved in engineering as well:
  • Exploring Engineering with the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Maryland 
    • Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland (E2@UMD) is a one-week summer program for high school women (rising juniors and seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. Students live on campus for one week and explore the world of engineering through fun, hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges and seminars with professional engineers.
  • Engineering Projects at the University of Utah
    • Engineering students bring demos, hands-on projects, and engineering fairs to local schools and community centers. 
What did you do for National Engineers Week? Let us know at info (at) afterschoolscience (dot) org.

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