LOCAL ENGINEERING COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK
CHARLESTON, WVa. – National Engineers Week 2013 is February 17th – 23rd. Local engineering companies, colleges, and professional societies are gathering for a variety of events during this week.
Over 10 professional societies from a variety of engineering disciplines are invited to the 2013 Engineers Week “Celebration and Scholarship Dinner” on
Tuesday, February 19th
Little Creek Country Club in South Charleston.
The featured keynote speaker is Dr. Phil Halstead from the WV Regional Technology Park. Scholarships will also be presented to WV engineering college students. Support the past, present, and future of your profession! For more information, contact Michael Haid, Executive Director of the WV Society of Professional Engineers, at email@example.com. RSVPs can be sent to Carol Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 2/11/13.
Bridgemont Community and Technical College is hosting its annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” event at The Clay Center on Thursday, Feb. 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a nationally recognized day affectionately called “Girl Day.” This event joins 8th grade female students in West Virginia and local female professionals working in the engineering and science fields for a day of collaborative information and creative fun. For more information on registration or to help sponsor the event, please contact Amanda McClellan, 304-734-6672, email@example.com or Melissa Thompson, 304-734-6691, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 23rd marks the 6th annual “Discover Engineering Day” family fun event at The Clay Center. This free event invites children and families to get creative with hands-on activities at the many stations set up by STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related companies, colleges, and societies. Past activities include polymer bouncy balls, terrariums, marshmallow bridges, and more! Hundreds of Girl Scouts converge at the event to earn a patch by participating in the activities and attending a presentation by female engineers on faculty at Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Come enjoy a fun day that might spark the interest of a future career in a child. Additional fees apply for the Clay Center museums and galleries. For more information, contact Lewis Ferguson at the Clay Center, 304-561-3500, email@example.com.
Another activity held during this time of year is the West Point Bridge Design Competition. It is an internet-based bridge design competition that is nationally hosted by The United States Military Academy. Information on the West Virginia state-wide competition can be found at www.wvbridgecontest.com. Participants must be 13 years or older. Prizes are awarded. For more information, contact the event coordinator, Amanda McClellan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Engineers Week Foundation, a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies, is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of, and interest in engineering and technology careers among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science. For more information visit www.eweek.org.
Contact: Melissa C. Thompson, P.E.
Associate Professor, Bridgemont CTC
Secretary, WV Section of ASCE