Do you teach STEM-related classes? You may want to get your class or school involved in Engineers Week.
Engineers Week is a global engineering education initiative that promotes math, science and technological literacy; encourages students to consider engineering careers; and raises awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to society. This year’s events took place 19-25 February 2012.
An easy way to get involved is by requesting a petroleum engineer to visit your school. The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a sponsoring society of Engineers Week and hopes to attract bright young people to the exciting world of engineering. Many of SPE’s local sections use the Energy4me program to bring Engineers Week to their communities through activities such as:
- Giving classroom presentations
- Holding “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” events
- Hosting “Engineer for a Day” programs in which high school students shadow engineers and are mentored for one day
- Annual engineering scholarships awards banquets
EWeek.org is the official website for Engineers Week, featuring special programs like “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” and the National Engineers Week Future City™ Competition.