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Engineers Week 2015

Krystal Paisley

February 24, 2015

National Engineers Week is officially underway! Want to celebrate? We have some great ideas to get you started.

 

Every February, one week is set aside to acknowledge engineers for their contributions to the community and emphasize the importance of science, math, and technology in education. Below are some ideas to celebrate this week.

A Day in the Life of…

What better way to interest kids in engineering than seeing one in its natural habitat! Bring a group of students to spend the day in your office or classroom. Offer tours, show them engineering projects, and give them an opportunity to ask questions. ms Columbus will be hosting its annual Engineer for a Day on February 25. Students from various central Ohio schools will participate, including Bishop Watterson High School, Centennial High School, Columbus Alternative High School, Reynoldsburg eSTEM Academy, Westerville North High School, and Westerville South High School.

Get Hands-on

Want to teach kids how to build a bridge? Learn how to provide cleaner water? There are many engaging activities that showcase how engineering plays a role in daily life. DiscoverE.org has a library of downloadable activities for all ages. If you need some inspiration, check out the ms Lego® Logo!

Judge a Competition

Numerous engineering events are held nationwide every year. From engineering to robotics, there is sure to be a competition that interests you. Check out our recap of IndyVRC 2014 to get the inside scoop on a robotics competition. Want to sign up now? The Academy Ohio of Science is in need of online and in-person judges for its Believe in Ohio STEM competition. Visit the Believe in Ohio Registration page for more dates and details.

Give the Gift of STEM

The gift of STEM gives back year round. From board games to designing circuits, there are many games and toys that encourage engineering thinking. Visit our list of STEM gift ideas that can be given for any holiday!

 

To learn more about National Engineers Week and more great ideas to celebrate, visit the DiscoverE.org.

 

How will you be celebrating National Engineers Week this year?