Engineering Week 2018. Inspiring Wonder. February 18-24, 2018

CELEBRATE ENGINEERING

Started 66 years ago by the National Society of Professional Engineers, Engineers Week is a national effort to raise awareness about the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education by celebrating the work of engineers across the nation.

This year’s theme “Inspiring Wonder” encapsulates everything we do as engineers. We find creative ways to apply the principles of math and science to solve problems people encounter every day. Engineers have connected nations and states with bridges, found cures for diseases, and built computers.

Together, by increasing the conversation about engineering, we can increase the number of engineers in our workforce, particularly for women and minorities, for years to come. Learn more about Engineers Week, Engineering, and STEM below.

Discover Engineering Family Day

On Saturday, 17 February, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Family Day will be held for the 26th time. It will kick off Engineers Week activities in the National Capital region. Through the years, it has illuminated engineering to thousands of parents, teachers and children.

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Engineer Week

Engineers Week–the only event of its kind–is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents.

Engineer Week Origins

Founded by NSPE in 1951, EWeek (February 18–24, 2018) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

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.

Cool Content & Activities

With over 150 simple, turnkey engineering activities, there’s sure to be one that fits your needs. Check out Coding without Computers, Designing a Tape Dispenser, or Avery Architect.

From Kindergarten to High School: How to Pique Student Interest in Engineering

Look at the best ways teachers can captivate students with engineering lessons and concepts across their educational experience – and how they can work with their administration to achieve the best results.

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National Institute for STEM Education

The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) certifies teachers, campuses, and districts in STEM teaching. Using a competency-based, academic coach-led online learning platform, educators produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates proficiency across 15 STEM teacher actions.

New Jersey STEM Vital Signs

Business leaders in New Jersey cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students’ lagging performance in K–12 is a critical reason why.

New Jersey STEM Week

In March 2018, New Jersey will host its fourth annual STEM Week! From March 9-18, STEM events will be hosted throughout the state to promote New Jersey’s commitment to STEM excellence.

JerseySTEM

JerseySTEM is a network of parents, professionals, students and educators whose goal is to promote excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”) education.

STEM Connector

STEMconnector®, a Diversified Search company, is a consortium of companies, nonprofit associations and professional societies, STEM-related research & policy organizations, government entities, universities and academic institutions concerned with STEM education and the future of human capital in the United States.

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STEMedia

STEMedia is a digital media company that provides creative and inspirational content for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM / STEAM) Community. We have a passionate audience of over 10,000 students and young professionals, made up of mostly minorities, women and the “artistic-types” in the technical arena.

STEM Education Challenge

The United States and the life sciences community today confront a challenge relating to STEM education and workforce pipeline. Relative declines in achievement and interest in STEM fields in the U.S. have resulted in an inadequate supply of workers with STEM skills and education, while the demand for STEM talent has continued to increase.

STEM Education Coalition

The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.

STEM Education Data

You can discover the answers to important questions on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers using the information from the National Science Board’s Science and Engineering Indicators report.

STEMworks

STEMworks is a searchable online honor roll of high-quality STEM education programs. STEMworks helps companies, states, and individuals make smart investments in their communities by evaluating and cataloging programs that meet rigorous and results-driven design principles.

SWENext

SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student through the age of 18. Become part of SWE and #BeThatEngineer! Joining is free. Any student 13 or older can become a SWENexter. For those younger than 13, a parent will need to be the primary contact.

Teaching STEM

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and encompasses a vast array of subjects that fall into each of those terms.

The Condition of STEM 2016 – New Jersey

ACT has been a leader in measuring college and career readiness trends for over 55 years. Each August, ACT release The Condition of College & Career Readiness, our annual report on the progress of the ACT-tested graduating class relative to college readiness.

Volunteer and Educator Resources

Whether you are looking to become a more confident volunteer, want help presenting engineering careers to students, or are interested in learning effective ways to talk to kids about engineering, we’re here to help.

American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.

Engineering Community

Engineering.Community is an all-new job site and online network designed to bring together engineering professionals from across the globe who share a common goal to succeed in their respective engineering fields.

NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering

In the last century alone, many great engineering achievements became so commonplace we now take them mostly for granted. With input from people around the world, an international group of leading technological thinkers were asked to identify the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st century.

National Academy of Engineering

The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

Through partnerships with like-minded entities, NACME serves as a catalyst to increase the proportion of African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men in STEM careers.

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”

National Society of Professional Engineers

The only organization dedicated to the interests of PEs across disciplines, NSPE recognizes your professional goals and your dedication. Join NSPE to join a growing network of like-minded professionals who share your commitment, integrity, pride, and your desire to be held to a higher standard.

New Jersey Engineering Schools

An education program is offered through education departments at community colleges to graduate schools. Most engineering programs are provided as concentrations or entire disciplines within a particular engineering field, such as electrical engineering or industrial engineering.

New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction

The New Jersey Professional Engineers in Construction (NJPEC) is a nonprofit organization that supports the objectives of the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers, advances public welfare, and promotes the professional, social and economic interests of our engineer members.

New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers

The New Jersey Society of Municipal Engineers exists to improve the practice of municipal engineering in the State of New Jersey.

Pass the PE Exam

The MERM (mechanical engineering reference manual) is an amazing resource but is over 1000 pages. This site is a collection of tutorials aimed at focusing your studies in the right direction. Drilling down to the most important topics to maximize your study time.

PE Magazine

PE magazine is the flagship publication of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Published six times per year, PE covers news and commentary on professional issues.

School of PE

School of PE has been in the field of educational services since 2004. School of PE offers FE, PE, and SE exam review courses and has trained individuals and employees from more than 6,000 businesses, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, and federal and state agencies.

Society of Women Engineers

For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.

STEMtistics – Engineering

These graphics were produced by Change the Equation prior to Vital Signs’ transition to Education Commission of the States.

TryEngineering

Learn how to become an engineer, where to go to college, and how to incorporate engineering into your lesson plans.

TryEngineering TOGETHER

Whether you’re a teacher, engineer or business, you can help young students understand engineering and learn why they should pursue it as a career.