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E Week 2017: February 19 - 25
Engineers Week Website
National Engineers Week is an annual event to raise public awareness about engineering and the contributions that engineers make to society. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills. In particular, it provides a time to:
Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents
Engineers Week was founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). It is about the oldest of America's professional engineering outreach efforts.
In concert with more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies, the Chattanooga Area of Tennessee officially opens Engineers Week with a Kick-off Luncheon on Monday February 20, 2016, followed on Wednesday February 22 with an Awards Banquet. Both are open to the public. While "Engineers Week" suggests only a week-long event, it has in fact become a year-round commitment to making a difference in this area. For example, Manufacturers Day was held in October of last year and Science will bring the "week" to a close in March of this year.
As of this posting we are still working on plans for E-week activities. However, here are two event that have already been established:
Our E-Week Kick-off Luncheon will be on Monday, February 20 at the Chattanoogan Hotel. The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Burkhard Huhnke, Senior Vice President of Product Innovations at Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Our Awards Banquet speaker for Wednesday, February 22 will be Jody Singer, Deputy Director of Marshall Space Flight Center. The Banquet will also be held at the Chattanoogan Hotel .
Information about the speaker topics will follow. So will information about the rest of the E-week activities as plans become finalized. However, to give you an idea of what will be going on, here is a view of our last year's (2016) activities.
A Look-back at 2016
Manufacturers Day – October 2, 2015 and again in October 7, 2016
FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics Qualifier Competition
Mathcounts – Local/Chattanooga Competition: Saturday February 6, 2016
- FLL Clinic - Saturday, September 18th
- Chattanooga Regional FLL Qualifier - Saturday, December 12
- North Georgia Regional FLL Super Qualifier - Saturday, January 9
Mathcounts – Final State-level Competition: Saturday March 19, 2016
Science Fair Olympiad – Saturday February 20, 2016
Kick-off Luncheon – Monday February 22, 2016
Awards Banquet – Thursday February 25, 2016
Engineering day on the Hill – March, 2016
Science Fair – March 16-17, 2016
The web site still contains much of the information from last year, including the “Events” tab at the top of this page and the descriptions for the Kick-off Luncheon and the Awards Banquet via tabs at the top this page. However the site will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.