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February 20-26th is National Engineers Week!

Posted February 22, 2011 11:45 AM by Sharkles

In the United States, the third week in February is celebrated as National Engineers Week. The tradition was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and includes President George Washington's birthday (February 22nd) as he is considered the nation's first engineer.

National Engineers Week calls attention to the contributions engineers have made and continue to make to society, while also emphasizing the importance of math, science, and other technical skills.

To commemorate the 60th anniversary, President Obama released a statement that applauds the initiative and stresses the importance it plays in innovation and education of future generations. He writes:

"…Since today's students will fuel tomorrow's ingenuity and economic prosperity, it is essential they receive a high-quality education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Initiatives like National Engineers Week can spark a sense of wonder and excitement in these fields for our country's young people. By providing them with opportunities for hands-on learning and collaborating, these endeavors spur curiosity and creativity, empowering America's youth to solve the 21st-century challenges confronting our nation."

As National Engineers Week is observed by over 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies and more than 50 corporations and government agencies, many areas have local celebrations and events throughout the week. The National Engineers Week Foundation provides a number of ways to get involved on their website.

How will you celebrate Engineers week?

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02/23/2011 6:31 AM

At leas Pes Obama managed a decent quote I don't suppose David Cameron could tell an engineer from a cows backside.
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02/24/2011 6:34 AM

Is there a difference, then?

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02/24/2011 6:51 AM

...can't get your arm up an Engineer?
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Tell David Cameron, then!

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Mind I think maybe he has Nick Clegg's arm up his.....[this post has been edited by admin, it is against CR4 policy to say arse]
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