It is Engineers Week across the world in 2017. Don’t be left out!
If you are an older or experienced engineer, go out into your community and look for an Engineers Week event where you can share some of your expertise and enthusiasm about engineering with others.
If you are an educator or teacher, why not take 30 minutes out of a lesson plan to invite a local engineer to talk about their real-world experience on the topic? Give them a few curriculum items ahead of time and they will engineer an effective way to talk about how they apply in a real setting.
I have learned from classroom visits that the paperwork and approval process to visit classrooms in the United States has changed quite a bit. In many school districts a visitor has to go through a complete background check first. Quite a chore and schedule requirement. Use the modern innovation of video conferencing instead! Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts are 3 free and accessible options.
If you are a younger person or parent who wants to learn more about engineering, do a search online for ENGINEERS WEEK [your city] EVENTS. Thousands of companies across the world are sponsoring events in their communities, encouraging or enabling their engineers to go out into their local communities.
This week, I got connected through NSBE with an engineering college student in my region who is doing some impressive things with aerial drones. It looks like I’m shaping up to be a mentor for him. That’s how I plan to contribute to the inspiration and action during Engineers Week.
What is the first engineering professional society or local company with engineers that you can think of? Go to their webpage and look for information about their activities or events for Engineers Week. Chances are great that you’ll find something you can join.
What are your plans? Engineers Week 2017 is already underway, so don’t wait. Find a time and place in your local community this week to be a part of the inspiration and action. This is how you help spark more innovation in the world of engineering.
Engineer your innovation to a better future!
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