1. The 100th anniversary of powered, piloted flight was celebrated in 2003. Check out the history of aviation and share the excitement of a flight simulation of the original Wright Flyer.
the National Engineers Week Internet site - www.eweek.org -weekly to find out what's new and what activities have been added to
the "Featured Local Activity."
a Girl to Engineering! Use the free EWEEK "Introduce
a Girl to Engineering Day" kit or place a public service announcement
in your local movie theater.
Volunteer to help a local middle school participating in the National Engineers
Week Future City Competition™. Or, you can help sponsor a prize or judge
a local contest. You may even win a trip to Washington, D.C.! Visit www.futurecity.org
5. Contact a teacher or principal to speak
at a local elementary, middle or high school and provide hands-on
experiments relevant to engineering and careers.
Visit Internet sites of your professional
and technical organizations to see what they are doing for Engineers Week.
If they don't show anything, help create ideas and suggest they link to www.eweek.org!
news of your local activities on the www.eweek.org database and enter your name as a local
From Jeremy Hubers: Get involved with a volunteer organization such as Habitat
for Humanity and represent your engineering chapter with a volunteering spirit.
9. Visit the online Sightseer's Guide to family-friendly engineering-related travel attractions and suggest an interesting landmark or attraction in your community as an addition to the Guide. Suggested sites must be accessible to the general public."
Contact the Technology Student Association (teams.tsaweb.org) to help high school students experience engineering through TEAMS, an annual competition in which students use their math, science and 21st century learning skills to problem-solve real everyday challenges.
Open your college engineering lab for public tours.
Help kids ages 6-12 ZOOM Into Engineering with a toolkit developed by WGBH television specifically for National Engineers Week volunteers
Present a demonstration for high school science and math clubs.
14. Urge high school and college engineering students to use the current "New Faces of Engineering" as a resource.
Contact your employer's internal communications staff and let them know when Engineers
Week will occur. Present ideas for ways to celebrate the company's achievements.
Visit www.discoverengineering.org and promote this site to middle school students.
Contact a middle or high school and offer to have a student shadow you on the
Write a letter to your local newspaper editor letting him/her know about the importance
of engineering to your community or adapt a former Chair's editorial to illustrate examples from your community.
Plan a special recognition luncheon in your office and invite the CEO or chief
technical officer to participate.
Order Engineers Week materials that
can help with your programs.
Visit www.greatachievements.org for useful information about great engineering achievements of the past 100 years.
Donate mystery books
with an engineering background, children's
books, posters and bookmarks to
a local public or school library for an Engineers Week "corner."
23. Visit Connecting the World to Engineering and urge engineering students and young professionals to use the forum to generate interest in Engineers Week.
Visit www.nae.edu/awards to learn about the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the "Nobel Prize" of
Organize an extracurricular program for young students, such as a tour or competition.
Build spaghetti bridges, race boats or design and build Rube
Contact a local speakers bureau (try the Chamber of Commerce) and offer to speak
before local civic and business groups.
Develop and maintain a directory of engineering societies or company engineers
willing to visit schools, and let schools know this list is available.
28. Organize an Engineers Week Committee with your office
or professional society chapter.
Organize a walking or bus tour of interesting engineering achievements in the
Sponsor a workshop to help teachers understand what engineers do.
Host a program at a local Boys & Girls Club.
Participate in an engineering
fair at a local college. Many engineering schools host such fairs during Engineers
Enter a contest here.
Suggest a contest to email@example.com.
Create special exhibits in public spaces at your office. Place Engineers Week tent
cards on tables in the company cafeteria.
Offer to create an Engineers Week Internet site for a local committee.
Order Engineers Week notecards for informal correspondence.
Volunteer to serve as a judge for a school science or technology fair.
Wear an Engineers Week t-shirt
an Engineers Week modem
cord winder or water bottle to clients or your children's teachers.
Take information from the Engineers Week Internet site on the engineering of chocolate, potato chips and other little-known
engineering connections and pass it along to your company newsletter, local
newspaper or local school.
42. Suggest improvements to this web site.
Help with a local MATHCOUNTS competition
that occurs during Engineers Week.
Contact a high school guidance counselor. Offer to talk with students and provide Engineering &
You brochures or an Engineers Week video for the guidance office.
Organize an essay contest for a local class.
Contact a local science
center. Provide bookmarks and posters or offer to run a hands-on demo. Visit the online Breaking Through: the Creative Engineer for ideas on using local examples to showcase creative engineering.
Work with community television to provide Engineers
Week videos, engineering movies and public service announcements.
Order a National Engineers Week banner from a local sign store and display it
at your workplace entrance.
number 49 from EWEEK Headquarters!
49. Contact National Engineers Week headquarters
to see if there is an Engineers Week organization in your area.
50 comes from engineer Ron Clark, who plans to offer the Engineering merit badge
to the local Boy Scout troop, visit the local school's solar powered vehicle,
and offer a tour of a power plant.
those suggestions coming!
us how YOU celebrate Engineers Week! if we use your suggestion
YOU win an ever-popular National Engineers Week T-shirt or baseball cap!