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|AIAA Salutes National Engineers Week
February 21, 2012 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) salutes “National Engineers Week,” and calls on all Americans to reflect on the ways engineers have bettered our society and the world at large.
Robert S. Dickman, AIAA’s executive director, stated: “From the airplanes that have connected the world, to the rockets that have explored beyond it, to our modern, energy efficient offices and homes and the roads we drive on, and the cars we drive on them, there is little doubt that engineering has played a vital role in the progress of our nation. During this week, it is only fitting that we salute the men and women whose talents, dedication, and ingenuity have given us so much of what makes our modern life possible.”
National Engineers Week, February 19–25, celebrates the accomplishments of the current generation of engineers in the United States with a view towards inspiring students in grades K–12 to pursue careers in engineering. Several AIAA sections will mark this week with special events such as presenting programs at local schools, talking to students at career fairs, and hosting receptions to honor local engineers. For more information on National Engineers Week, visit www.eweek.org.
|AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 90 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org.
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