National Engineers Week Foundation
Portfolio of Programs
ENGINEERS WEEK® (FEBRUARY 17-23, 2013)
The Foundation's signature program, Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. Engineers Week is part of many corporate and government cultures and is celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus.
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DiscoverE Educator Awards
The DiscoverE Educator Awards shine a spotlight on the educators who are inspiring tomorrow's innovation generation. Unique to this program, engineers and engineering students are part of the nomination process. This community recognizes that educators deserve support and respect when it comes to advancing student learning.
Discover Engineering Family Day
Held each year at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., this action-packed event consistently draws 8,500+ attendees. Over 29 exhibitors and 300+ volunteers, kids and their families build ziplines to safely deliver marbles, explore buoyancy via tinfoil boats, and learn about waves via a giant wave tank, and much, much more.
More than 55,000 engineers work with 5,500,000 students and teachers in elementary through secondary schools and after school programs each year through classroom visits and extracurricular programs, using educational materials provided by the National Engineers Week Foundation.
Global Marathon—Women in Engineering & Technology: Get Inspired. Be Informed. Change the World. (March 6-8, 2013)
This free online forum is for every woman in E&T. It is a place to meet emerging and established leaders around the world; to share stories of everyday as well as special personal, educational and professional challenges and successes; and to contribute your voice to what women in E&T are saying and doing.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day® (February 21, 2013)
Each year "Girl Day" gives thousands of women engineers, with support from their male counterparts, the chance to directly mentor more than one million girls and young women in grades K through 12.
National Engineers Week Future City® Competition
Operating in 37 regions, Future City works with 1,300 schools and after schools and reaches 35,000 students in a semester-long program. This effective program challenges 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to design a city 150 years into the future. Each January, thousands of students participate in regional competitions presenting their designs before a panel of volunteer engineer judges. First place regional teams win a trip to Washington for National Finals, held each year during National Engineers Week. The President of the United States recently recognized Future City at the second annual White House Science and Engineering Fair.
New Faces of Engineering
Recognizing the accomplishments of young engineers is the goal of this program. Established in 2003, over 450 engineers have been featured in print and online. These engineers, age 30 years or younger, have shown outstanding abilities in projects that significantly impact public welfare or further professional development and growth.
New Faces of Engineering College Edition
College Edition recognizes the best and brightest 3rd, 4th, and 5th year engineering students, whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact. Join us on Facebook where College Edition has become the bridge to the engineering profession. It is an online forum where students can meet with their engineering peers in every field and learn about events, licensure exams, internships, jobs, competitions, the benefits of membership to engineering associations and more.
This dynamic web site is designed to showcase the how's and why's of becoming an engineer to middle school students and educators. The site features an exciting video series and related hands on challenges, career information, engineer profiles, and links to related educational, professional, and corporate sites.
This site is a rich searchable database filled with engineering events, workshops, and camp programs that will become the go-to place for families looking for opportunities in their area.
Sightseers Guide to Engineering
Visit the engineering marvels in all 50 states — while not leaving your house. From the subtle to the spectacular, visitors not only get to learn more about America's rich engineering feats but are encouraged to submit their own favorites.
Cyberchase is a wildly popular action-packed math adventure for young children produced by WNET-NY (PBS). Engineers Week partners receive specially-produced resource kits to "join the Cyberchase" and make the engineering connection with young children. Previous seasons and materials have focused on inventing, building, and engineering.
Design Squad Nation
Shifting away from the reality competition format of past seasons, Design Squad Nation sends two new co-hosts Judy and Adam across the county and around the world, to work side-by-side with kids to turn their dreams into reality – via engineering. The TV show, website, and extensive outreach campaign are sparking kids inventive spirit to engage them in content-rich engineering challenges.
Engineer Your Life (EYL)
EYL is a ground-breaking messaging campaign that is successfully challenging high school girls, teachers, and counselors outdated stereotypes about engineering. Based on the results of an extensive nationwide survey identifying what girls want—careers that are creative, collaborative, personally fulfilling, and most of all socially relevant, EYL is making a compelling case to high school girls through a web site, promotional materials, and national workshops for engineers and educators.
Printed and AV Materials
The Foundation prepares and distributes a variety of support materials including classroom activities, "how-to" instructions, promotional materials such as buttons and caps, a variety of DVDs and video products and, each year, a new poster to inspire excitement and pride in the engineering profession.
Visit the Product Catalog to order materials for your upcoming events and celebrations.