Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Happy National Engineers Week!
Have you hugged an engineer lately? This is National Engineers Week! If you're an engineer, here are 50 ways to get involved, suggested by the National Engineers Week Foundation. Some of these ideas are great for families, too!
Across the country, special events have been planned for tomorrow, February 18th, also known as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. If you're in the greater Washington, DC area, head to the National Building Museum this Saturday, February 20th, and Discover Engineering Family Day. You can try over 25 hands-on science activity stations. If you don't live in nearby, drop by the Discover Engineering Family Day website anyway and check out their list of family-friendly engineering projects to try at home.
And, if you are age 13 through grade 12, consider entering the 2010 West Point Bridge Design Contest. Follow the rules closely as you design your virtual bridge -- you could win a $5000 scholarship or a laptop computer! Not the right age? You can join the challenge anyway, you just aren't eligible to win prizes. The final day for the first round of design submissions is March 5, 2010.
Happy Engineers Week, everyone!