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Engineers Week Website

Engineers Week 2018: February 18 - 24

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 among 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 19, 2018, followed on Friday, 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 the Regional Science Fair will bring the "week" to a close in March of this year.

There are two speaker programs that highlight the Engineers Week events:
    The Kick-off Luncheon is scheduled for Monday, February 19th at the UTC University Center. Tom Kline will be the luncheon speaker. He is a UTC Distinguished Alumni and Principal of Kline Health Group.

    The Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, February 23rd at the Doubletree Hotel with Dr. Thomas Zacharia as the guest speaker. Dr. Zacharian is Laboratory Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Note that scheduling issues required the banquet to be held on a Friday instead of the traditional Thursday.

    Award Nominations Forms are available for submitting candidates for the various Annual Awards that will be presented at the Awards Banquet. These forms can be obtained by clicking the tab “Award Nominations Forms” at the upper right of this page.

Other Events:
Here is list of the other events that are part of the 2018 Engineers Week Celebration. Some have already taken place while most others are slated for the 2018 calendar year. More details about these events can be found by clicking the "Events" tab at the top of this page.

    Manufacturers Day. October 6, 2017 - The first 2018 Engineers Week event

    Mathcounts 2018. The Chattanooga Area Mathcounts competition is slated for Saturday, February 10th at the the Engineering, Math and Computer Science Building of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).  Teams consist of 7th and 8th graders from area schools. The competition will begin at 9:00 AM.

    Robotics Competition. The first part of this competition, the TVA - Chattanooga Regional Qualifying FIRST Lego League (FLL) event took place on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 at Red Bank Middle School (See Results). The next regional qualifier, the TVA Northwest Georgia Super Regional event will be held at Chattanooga State's Athletic Field House on Saturday, January 13th .

    STEM Day for Girls. Chattanooga State will host two STEM Day for Girls events this year: a Thursday, February 15th  event held for middle schoolers and a Thursday, February 22nd event held for high schoolers.

    Science Olympiad is scheduled for Saturday, February 17th at Chattanooga State. Middle school and high school teams will compete in earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, computers and technology.

    UTC will hold an Engineering Showcase for high school juniors and seniors on Saturday, February 24th .  Activities will include Chem E car, drones, concrete canoe, Baja car and more.

    Regional Science Fair will again take place at UTC during UTC Spring Break week - Monday, March 12th to Sunday, March 18th.  Dr. Valerie Rutledge is leading the event.  Volunteers are needed to help support it. She can be reached by email Dr. Valerie Rutledge or by phone: (423) 425 5374

    Engineers Week Support. The Chattanooga Engineers Week is a collaborative effort by a large number of Professional Societies that constitute the Engineering and Technical Community of the Chattanooga Area. It also receives the generous support from a number of sponsors. A list and description of these organizations can be found by clicking the "Organizations" tab at the upper right of this page.

    Note, this website is still under development as more information becomes available.

    It was last updated January 17th, 2018.

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Chattanooga Engineers Week Committee
phone number: 423.697.3212
P.O. Box 4031,
Chattanooga, TN 37405

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