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    Engineers Week 2018


    Dan DumbacherFellow AIAA Members:

    This year we are celebrating Engineers: Inspiring Wonder during National Engineers Week from 18 February to 24 February.

    This is an exciting time in our industry—on-demand mobility has the very real potential to change how we get around on Earth, while new more powerful rockets will soon transport us back to the moon and beyond. Electric airplanes are coming to fruition and space exploration is being energized by private enterprise. Engineers are pushing boundaries and turning ideas into life-changing realities.

    We need more engineers to make this happen. This will enhance our lives and our economic well-being. We need your help! For our future, inspiring the next generation of engineers is essential.

    Please reach out to your community to share your talents and bring the engineering profession’s renowned sense of discovery to young people. Inspire others to dream about the wondrous possibilities with innovative programs such as the Future City Competition on 20 February and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on 22 February. For suggestions on how to lead an activity, visit DiscoverE’s website. If your region or section is hosting events, please include #AIAA and #EWeek2018 in your social media posts and share your ideas with other AIAA members on our new Engage platform at We look forward to seeing how you spread the wonder in what’s possible when engineers work together to solve society’s tough problems.

    Thank you for all you do for the Institute and the aerospace community. Let’s help the world understand why “Inspiring Wonder” is part of an engineer’s job description.

    Warmest regards,
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    Dan Dumbacher
    Executive Director, AIAA

    AIAA is excited to once again take part in the global movement known as Engineers Week. February 18–24 2018. During Engineers Week we will:

    Bullet Celebrate how engineers make a difference in the world

    Bullet Increase the awareness of our need for engineers in the future

    Bullet Bring the wide array of engineering disciplines to kids, educators and parents

    Bullet A week-long marathon of events that will spur interest for the entire year



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    Educate – Activities

    Engaging kids in science, technology, engineering and mathematics has never been easier. Numerous organizations

    including NASA, DiscoverE and the AIAA Foundation have created and shared activities for use in and out of the classroom.

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