National Engineers Week 2013
Every year, National Engineers Week is held on the third week of February. It is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.The celebration of National Engineers Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction with President George Washington's Birthday. President Washington is considered as the nation's first engineer, notably for his survey work.
Letter from AIAA Executive Director to AIAA Members
From 17 to 23 February, the nation will celebrate "National Engineers Week," which highlights engineers, engineering, and the remarkable ways they have transformed our lives. As reflected in this year's theme, we will "Celebrate Awesome!" AIAA headquarters will join in celebrating your awesomeness by raising awareness of the wide-ranging contributions that aerospace eingineering brings to society. From GPS systems in our cars, to the modern convenience of commercial flight, to our ability to explore and further understand our universe - without aerospace eingeers, and engineers from a myriad of disciplines who work in the areospace industry, our world world be a different place altogether.
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National Engineers Week 2013 News
26 February 2013
AIAA Utah Section Concludes Activity-Filled National Engineers Week 2013
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25 February 2013
AIAA Delaware Section and ATK Host "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" Event
Delaware Online – Eight-Graders STEM Lessons Roar to Life (includes video)
National Engineers Week Video Courtesy of NASA
Kevin Ford, Commander Expedition 34, Pays Tribute to National Engineers Week 2013 from the International Space Station
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Regions & Sections Schedule
We want to thank the volunteers who participate in any type of outreach that shares your passion for engineering. From answering Ask An Engineer questions, to judging a student conference paper, to mentoring a young professional, to speaking about your career with other professionals, all contribute to sharing the enthusiasm for what you do every day. Local section interactions inspire people of all ages every day!
View the AIAA Regions & Sections Schedule for National Engineers Week 2013.