National Engineers Week
National Engineers Week celebrates the contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills. National Engineers Week is part of many corporate and government cultures and is celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus.
The Week serves as the signature program of the National Engineers Week Foundation – a formal coalition of more than 100 organizations that are dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce. The events are traditionally held during the third full week of February, intentionally coinciding with George Washington’s birthday (February 22nd), since Washington has been described as America’s first engineer.