Welcome to National Engineers Week! This event is celebrated annually for a full week each February. Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Engineers Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.
The theme for Engineers Week 2019 is “Invent Amazing.” Ever since the appearance of the wheel, the human race has continued to invent amazing things. And it’s not just inventions like air travel and supertall buildings that should amaze us…it’s the everyday common inventions that we should take more notice of. Turn a faucet…get clean drinking water. Flip a switch…get light. Wow!
Engineers improve peoples’ lives every day and the need to excite the next generation about engineering career opportunities is significant. The engineers of tomorrow are being made today and this year we hope to amaze students by engaging them in real life engineering scenarios and showing them that their school subjects can help them learn how to someday solve real problems.
In conjunction with this year’s theme, on Thursday, February 21, EMH&T will host several Columbus-area high school students for a full day of learning more about engineering. The “Engineer for a Day” program will allow these students to not only experience a day in the life of an engineer, but also provide a glimpse into the wonders of 21st Century engineering design.
There’s an easy way to see how we can help. Let’s talk about it.