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National Engineers Week 2015


Nominate a great middle or high school STEM teacher for a $2,000 award. Spend a day introducing a girl to engineering. Coach or mentor a Future City team.

National Engineers Week is Feb. 22 – 28, 2015 and there are plenty of local events and hands-on activities to raise awareness of what engineers do and how their work makes the world a healthier, safer place.

The week-long celebration is part of a broader effort to connect engineers and schools. Volunteers have coached  Future City teams, mentored students, and spoken at career days. This year’s theme – Discover Engineering: Let’s Make A Difference – celebrates the accomplishments of  engineers, engineering students, and technicians, and how their work benefits society.

Festivities includes the DiscoverE Educator awards and recognition program, which provides a way to celebrate great middle and high school STEM teachers. Nominations are due by March 16, 2015. Three winners will receive up to $2,000, a 3M pack of school supplies, and trip to Washington, D.C., for the awards ceremony in June.

Looking for a way to make engineering come to life in your classroom? DiscoverE has a searchable library of free engineering and technology videos, hands-on activities, and other resources. Also check out ideas – and a free toolkit – for introducing engineering on Girls Day,which takes place Feb. 26, 2015.

Other sources for eWeek activities include the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Engineering is Elementary, the Museum of Science, Boston’s program. Download a poster showing the EiE Engineering Design Process, or try such fun, hands-on engineering activities as “Guess the Technology,” “Technology Tag,” “Tower Power,” and “Wind-Powered Vehicles.” There’s also an app that let’s you load EiE’s “Technology Flashcards” on your iPhone.

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