National Engineers Week

Date Program
February 17–23, 2019 Engineers Week
Date pending Family Day in Washington, DC
February 19, 2019 Future City Competition Finals
February 21, 2019 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Date pending Global Marathon
April 3, 2019 Global Day of the Engineer

Founded by NSPE in 1951, EWeek (February 17–23, 2019) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

Today, EWeek is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. Dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life, EWeek promotes recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth, to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce. Each year, EWeek reaches thousands of schools, businesses, and community groups across the U.S.

Programs

  • DiscoverE
  • DiscoverE

    DiscoverE engineers share a common desire: to help grade school and high school students discover the exciting worlds of engineering and technology. Their goal is to relate practical applications of math, science, and engineering to the world around them. The information in this DiscoverE section will help you plan activities for National Engineers Week or anytime you work with students. The National Engineers Week Committee encourages you to continue your partnership with local schools throughout the year.
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  • Discovere Girl Day
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

    February 21, 2019

    Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) helps focus a growing movement to inspire girls’ futures so they learn they have a place in engineering a better world. In just one day you can make a difference by sharing your knowledge, experience, and some fun! Give girls the chance to think like an engineer and you’ll be amazed at what you learn!
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  • Discovere Global Marathon
  • Global Marathon

    Date Pending

    The 2019 Global Marathon is a FREE series of conversations, providing the opportunity to learn and engage about women in engineering and technology.
     Designed to fit into your busy schedule.
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  • Global Day of the Engineer
  • Global Day of the Engineer

    April 3, 2019

    Global Day is the WORLDWIDE event that celebrates and recognizes engineers. Join us. It’s easy to participate from anywhere:
     Show your pride--share photos of engineering celebrations you’ve been a part of.
     Honor colleagues, family, and friends who are engineers.
     Share photos of engineering wonders.
     Engage students in engineering activities.
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  • Discovere New Faces
  • New Faces of Engineering

    The New Faces of Engineering recognition program highlights the exciting and often unique work of young engineers and the resulting impact on society. Today's engineers are working to solve issues on a global scale, and these engineers, age 30 years or younger, have shown outstanding abilities in projects that significantly impact public welfare or further professional development and growth.

    Please note: the New Faces of Engineering program is currently on hold.

  • Discovere New Faces College Edition
  • New Faces of Engineering, College Edition

    Every fall, College Edition promotes the accomplishments of 3rd, 4th and 5th year engineering students by highlighting their academic success and student contributions to the industry and participating engineering society.

    Please note: the New Faces of Engineering College Edition program is currently on hold.

  • Future City Competition
  • Future City Competition

    Finals: February 19, 2019

    Future City asks middle-school students to imagine, design, and build cities of the future. After four months of designing a virtual city (using SimCity), researching, designing, and writing up their solution to a city-wide issue and building a scale model of their city, teams will present their vision to a panel of judges. After the competition is over, student participants are not only prepared to be citizens of today’s complex and technical world, they are poised to become the drivers of tomorrow.
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  • Discover Engineering Family Day
  • Discover Engineering Family Day

    Date pending

    The annual Discover Engineering Family Day is enjoyed by over six thousand visitors to the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. every February. The festival features dozens of hands-on activities provided by local engineering chapters and national organizations. Every year at the start of Engineers Week, the impressive main hall of the National Building Museum is taken over by thousands of children of all ages experiencing the excitement of engineering.
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  • Changing the Conversation
  • Changing the Conversation

    Changing the Conversation strives to encourage more compelling, effective communication to the public about engineering and engineers. The National Engineers Week Foundation has joined forces with the National Academy of Engineering on this national campaign that offers research-based messaging, resources, and simple steps that you can take right away. By changing how we present engineering, we can encourage young people to make a difference in the world through an engineering career.