How You Can Celebrate Professional Engineers Day 2021

Since the first professional engineer license was issued On August 8, 1907, the profession and licensure itself have expanded with hundreds of thousands of licensed professional engineers across the United States. NSPE first launched Professional Engineers Day back in 2016, making this year it’s 6th anniversary! The idea of PE Day is to celebrate and raise public awareness of what professional engineers do for the world on a daily basis. As Tim Austin, PE, creator of PE Day and past president of NSPE said, “being a licensed professional engineer means more than just holding a certificate and possessing technical competence. It is a commitment to hold the public health, safety, and welfare above all other considerations”. Holding Professional Engineer status is something special, not just anyone in the STEM field can say they’re a PE. On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, we encourage you to join the virtual celebration of PEs across the country!

How to celebrate Professional Engineers Day

Use the hashtag #LicensedPEday

What better way to connect with your peers and celebrate PE Day virtually than with a hashtag? On August 4, use the hashtag #LicensedPEDay on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn to:

  • Upload a photo or video of yourself, and share why you decided to become a PE
  • Post photos or videos of your team of PEs
  • Share your reasons for hiring PEs
  • Give special recognition to your PEs in the workplace or on the job
  • Educate your colleagues about the importance of the PE license

Click the links here to follow the PE hashtag on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook!

Celebrate at Virtual PECon

The virtual Professional Engineers Conference will be held from August 3 -5  with PE Day falling right in the middle of the conference. Originally scheduled for Philadelphia, the conference shifted to a virtual format due to continued concerns for the health and safety of members, staff, and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference’s focus on leadership and innovation will include:

  • Education sessions, at various times of day, empowering attendees to take in more of the content they desire;
  • Recordings of all sessions to make them available for on-demand viewing after the conference; and
  • Networking discussions geared to increase dialogue and attendee engagement.

Add to Your Calendar!

Check out the NEW PE Day logo store!

Now you can sport some PE Day merch to show your spirit! Check out the online store. If you order, be sure to post photos with the hashtag #LicensedPEDay to show your professional engineer pride!

Let us know how you plan to celebrate!

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