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Engineers Week Website

Engineers Week 2019: February 17 - 23

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 Tuesday, February 19, 2019, followed on Thursday, February 21 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 Tuesday, February 19th at the UTC University Center.
    Speaker: Michael Rademacher, Project Lead: Battery. Volkswagen, North America Region
    Topic: Volkswagen's Modular Electric Architecture - E-Mobility for Millions, not Millionaires

    The Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, February 21rd at the Doubletree Hotel.
    Topic: Engineering Success - Inventing Amazing by Investing in People.
    Speaker: Peter Chia, Plant Manager and Operations Director at Nokian Tyres’ new production factory in Dayton, Tennessee.
    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 a list of the other events that are part of the 2019 Engineers Week Celebration. Some have already taken place while most others are slated for the 2019 calendar year. More details are available when clicking the "Events" tab at the top of this page.

    Manufacturers Day. October, 2018 - The first 2019 Engineers Week event.

    FIRST Lego League Robotics Competitions (FLL).
      FLL Regional Qualifying Tournaments, Saturday, December 1, 2018
        at Blairsville, GA, Chattanooga, TN, and Dalton, GA.
      FLL Regional Qualifying Tournament, Saturday, December 8 @ Rossville, GA.
      FLL TN Chattanooga (North GA) Region Championship
        Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ Chattanooga State Community College

    FIRST Lego League Jr Robotics Showcase
      FLL TN Chattanooga (North GA) Region Championship FLL Junior Showcase
        Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Chattanooga State Community College

    VEX IQ and VRC Robotics Competitions
      TNVRobotics VEX IQ League Oct 30, November 13 & 27, 2018;
        December 11, 2018; January 15 & 29, 2019
      TNVRobotics VEX VRC League November 29, 2018; December 6 & 17, 2018;
        January 8, 14 & 31 2019
      VEX VRC Choo Choo Challenge, January 18 & 19, 2019 – at Chattanooga Christian School
      TNVRobotics VEX IQ/VRC Regional Qualifier – Saturday, February 9 - at Volkswagen

    Mathcounts - Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the McCallie Middle School Library

    ASME Engineering Ethics in Action Workshop - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Chattanooga State Community College

    Tour of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy - Wednesday, February 13. 2019

    Science Olympiad - Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Chattanooga State Community College

    STEM Day for Girls - Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Chattanooga State Community College

    Focus Friday - UTC event for high school juniors and seniors on Friday, February 22, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.

    Regional Science Fair - Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at UT-Chattanooga

Note, this website will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
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It was last updated February 8, 2019.

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

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