National Engineers Week was created in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers and coincided with President’s Day. This is no coincidence, since George Washington, the 1st President of the United States was a land surveyor and engineer.
National Engineers Week is promoted by NYSSPE and its Chapters to celebrate the importance of Engineering Profession. Since 1951 this event has served as a showcase for the many exciting contributions engineers have made to our society.
The Capital District E-Week: The Capital District E-Week is put on by the Capital District Chapter of NYSSPE and other Associations and its focus is to promote the Engineering Profession. The purpose of this event is to raise public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to quality of life, promote the importance of a technical education including a high level of math, science and technology literacy among parents, teachers and students, and motivate youth to pursue engineering and related careers to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce. In support of these goals, the E-Week event has financially supported the local Capital District Future City Competition, Capital District Robotics team, AWMA Earth Day Grant and both the Capital District and New York State MathCounts program. E-Week also plans and holds the Model Bridge Competition for high school students and presents awards to the winners. In addition, E-Week has supported HVCC/ASCE Steel Bridge Competition for college students. Proceeds from E-Week are graciously used to help support these worthwhile student activities.
Visit the website at: www.capitaldistricteweek.org
National Engineers Week Website: www.eweek.org