The Utah STEM Action Center is partnering with the Utah chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and JUB Engineers to celebrate Engineers Week February 21 through February 27. This year the theme for the week is Imagining Tomorrow, providing an invitation for students to reach for the horizons of innovation and imagination. This week is a time to highlight engineers in classrooms, spread the word to students, and encourage schools to talk about engineering opportunities. We’ve compiled a list of websites and resources that will spark any imagination and get you excited for Engineers Week. Check them out to celebrate present and future engineers.
For more information about Engineers Week resources, contact David Wicai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DiscoverE is the engineering education company which first pioneered this week-long celebration of engineers. This year they know it is even more important to educate on engineering. According to their website, “COVID-19 has laid bare the critical work of engineers in creating a world safe from pandemics, climate change, cyber-attacks, and other daunting global challenges. Engineers Week (February 21 to 27) is a time to celebrate their important work and engage the next generation of innovators. Even with social distancing, you can make a difference.”
DiscoverE has virtual volunteer opportunities, training for educators, activities, and videos available at their website.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is partnering closely with DiscoverE to celebrate Engineers Week. To them, Engineers Week is meant to “celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, [and] bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents.” To do this, they have provided their own activities, teaching tips, and grade-appropriate materials. Check out their website to learn more!
The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is the perfect place to start on your Engineers Week experience. Not sure where to find your preferred resource? You’re in luck! NSPE has collected a variety of events and programs into one page for easy reference, including lots of virtual webinars and programs with DiscoverE. Their features include:
- Seven virtual events and webinars with accessible links
- Links and info to DiscoverE Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and World Engineering Day
- Information about educational engineering programs available all year long.
Check out all this and more at their website.
Dream Big is a film made especially to celebrate engineers, highlighting the lives of some of the most crucial innovators in the world. It is the perfect way to celebrate Engineers Week. You can watch the film with students, or visit the Dream Big website to find other activities and programs for your students.
Dream Big Film