Let’s Celebrate What Engineers Do 2022

Engineers Week 2022 is February 20-26!

2022 Theme: Reimagining the Possible

Engineers Week was founded in 1951 by NSPE with the goal of calling attention to the contributions that engineers make to society. That goal now includes outreach to young students and a call to engage, educate, and inspire more children and young adults to consider a career in engineering.

Engineers are always at work creating new possibilities. From green buildings to fuel-efficient cars and life-saving vaccines, professional engineers—and the entire engineering team— work together to develop new technologies, products, and opportunities to improve our quality of life. By participating in Engineers Week, you bring attention to the need for licensed professional engineers, and certified technicians and technologists. Let’s engage students in the field that is our passion, and inspire the next generation by celebrating all the ways engineers turn dreams into reality. 

Engineers Week is more than a week-long event; it is a year-round commitment to making a difference. Join us and your engineering peers from around the world as we celebrate our profession, our dedication to confronting challenges with creative solutions, and our understanding that when we work together, nothing is impossible.

2022 Theme: Reimagining the Possible

How to Celebrate!

NSPE has some great ideas for how you can get involved and celebrate!

  • Join in on social media!
      1. Share a photo or video showing #WhatEngineersDo and encourage friends and colleagues to do the same. 
      2. Recognize the engineer(s) you know and/or work with and show #WhatEngineersDo.
      3. Inspire volunteers and educators to engage kids in engineering virtually. 
      4. Encourage teens and college students to share how they are reimagining the possible on their social channels.
      5. Make sure to use the hashtags #Eweek2020 and #WhatEngineersDo #IamNSPE
      6. Don’t forget that #GirlDay2022 is Thursday, February 24!
  • Host an Engineers Week event.
      1. It can be as simple as coffee or lunch with a few colleagues to hosting an organization-wide celebration.
      2. Recognize individuals to honor their achievements—in person, online, or by nominating them for an award.
      3. Invite an inspiring speaker to deliver a virtual or live talk during Engineers Week.
  • Advocate for the field.
      1. Ask your mayor, governor, or congressional representative to issue a proclamation recognizing the contributions of engineers.
      2. Work with your corporation, society, or college communications team to post a message from leadership.
  • Help Build a Student’s STEM Identity
    1. Leading open-ended STEM activities is a great way to engage students in the engineering design process. Students at Engineers Week and Girl Day events say activities are their favorite thing.
    2. Anyone can be a role model: women, men, engineers, technicians, educators, and parents. Our role models are diverse. But they have one thing in common—the understanding that role models can inspire girls and boys from all communities and backgrounds and grow their interest and appreciation of STEM.
    3. Help a girl imagine her future. Be a role model and show girls #WhatEngineersDo this year on Thursday, February 24 #GirlDay2022.

 

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.

Stay connected year-round as a member of NSPE – join today!

You can find other programs and ways to get involved year round here!

The information for this blog was found on the NSPE.org website.

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