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2002 National Engineers Week Fact Sheet
|What: ||National Engineers Week is celebrated each year at the time of George Washingtons birthday. Our nations first president was a military engineer and a land surveyor. |
|When: ||George Washington's birthday is on February 22 (observed on the Monday holiday of President's Day), which means National Engineers Week 2002 takes place February 17-23. |
|Who: ||Washingtons agricultural, military and land-surveying skills led to his acquiring the title of our nations first engineer. As a general, he issued an order on June 9, 1778, calling for engineers and engineering education, which is considered to the beginning of a U.S. Engineer School. He directed a growing society toward technical advancements, invention and education. |
|Where: ||National Engineers Week is celebrated across the country through activities such as: |
Discover"E": Engineers visit K-12 classrooms to talk with students about what engineers do and show practical applications of math, science and engineering.
National Engineers Week Future City Competition®: Engineer-volunteers help seventh and eighth grade students design and build computer generated cities of the 21st century. Winners of local contests compete in Washington during National Engineers Week.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day: Engineers reach K-12 girls with positive messages about math and science education and engineering careers. Officially the Thursday of Engineers Week, but participation date is flexible.
ZOOM Into Engineering: Engineers work with a toolkit developed by EWEEK and WGBH-TV, Boston, to take an exciting engineering program to 6- to 11-year-olds, helping them develop problem-solving skills and an interest in engineering.
|Why: ||The purpose of National Engineers Week is to increase the publics awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession. During the Week, engineers participate in a variety of activities to help create an interest in engineering, math and science. |
| ||The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the 2002 chairing society, and DuPont is the corporate co-chair. |
National Engineers Week planning kits will be available in October.
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