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Celebrate Engineers Week 15 – 21 February

13 February –  Engineers Week, also known as EWeek, will be observed 15-21 February in the U.S. and by engineers in several other countries. The goal of EWeek is to help ensure a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing interest in engineering and technology careers among students. The observance also raises public understanding and appreciation of engineers' contributions to society. For more information, visit www.eweek.org.

IEEE-USA is involved in number of EWeek programs including:

Future City™ Competition
Since its founding in 1992, Future City has introduced hundreds of thousands of young people to engineering. This contest challenges students globally, ages 11 to 14, to design and build a model city of tomorrow. The competition has spread to schools in Egypt, India, Japan and Sweden. On Wednesday, 18 February, IEEE-USA President Gordon Day will make the award presentation at the Future City Competition National Finals event. Later that same day, Day will present the IEEE-USA Best Communications System Award, which is part of Future City Competition Special Awards.

Discover Engineering Family Day Festival
Co-sponsored by IEEE-USA, the 17th annual Discover Engineering Family Day Festival will take place on Saturday, 21 February, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the National Building Museum (401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.). The festival, which usually attracts over 7000 attendees, will feature dozens of hands-on activities designed to help children of all ages experience the excitement of engineering.

IEEE Member Nate Ball of Atlas Devices, also the host of the engineering-based PBS reality-TV show “Design Squad,” will be on hand to demonstrate his company’s products to attendees. The PBS series introduces young people and families to the engineering design process. IEEE is a major sponsor of “Design Squad.” Learn more about “Design Squad.”

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Observed this year on Thursday, 19 February and known to engineers as “Girl Day,” this annual event allows thousands of women engineers, with support from their male counterparts, to directly mentor more than one million girls and young women in grades K-12. A worldwide outreach event, the “Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering” will take place March 11-12 to coincide with Women’s History Month.

At any and all times during this 24-hour period a “conversation” will take place somewhere in the world on issues for, by and about women in engineering. The marathon is a combination of live Internet chats and teleconferences, and all are accessible to a worldwide audience. Learn more about Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.