Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, Engineers Week (EWeek) is dedicated to “ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.” It’s a time to encourage dialogue between professional engineers and young adults to bring awareness to the need for engineers, and celebrate just how much engineers make a difference in the world.
The success of programs like EWeek depend on a full community involvement. If you work as an engineer (or in any STEM field for that matter) we encourage you to consider:
•Presenting at a classroom or after-school group. If you need ideas on how to spark effective dialogue, check out Changing the Conversation, a movement to inspire real change in the field of engineering.
•Bringing students to your workplace or campus. The best way to teach is with hands on experience.
•Hosting a public event. Set up hands-on activity stations in museums, malls, universities, parks, or libraries. If a public event seems too daunting, consider volunteering with local clubs, organizations, and school programs.