Engineers Week 2012 - Advancing the profession through educational outreach
Celebrate. Volunteer. Help kids discover civil engineering!
From Discover Engineering Family Day, to local and regional Future City competitions, to luncheons, proclamations, engineering exhibits and classroom visits, ASCE members took to the road building public awareness and reaching out to kids in grades preK - 12 during Engineers Week 2012.
Runup to Engineers Week
September – In coordination with the National Engineers Week Foundation, ASCE headquarters and outreach volunteers around the country begin planning for outreach events and celebrations! Gregory Kuklinski, P.E., M.ASCE wins the Engineers Week Summer Photo Contest. His photos appear on the 2012 Engineers Week bookmarks, ultimately distributed to 20,000 students!
January – ASCE Discover Engineering Volunteer Recognition program shines the spotlight on 20 outstanding volunteers (PDF) recognized by their Section or Branch as leaders and ASCE role models for their educational outreach and community service work.
February – ASCE releases online educational outreach tutorials just in time to prepare volunteers for K-12 educational outreach events and activities.
February 18 – Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC attracts a record breaking 10,000 visitors in one day. ASCE's National Capital Section hosts a suspension bridge building activity at the event.
February 19-24 Engineers Week
February 19-21 – The Future City National Finals begins in Crystal City, VA, with over 30 Regional Winners vying for top prizes and special awards. The 2012 contest engages 35,000 students in 37 regions, with widespread ASCE support. ASCE president-elect Greg DiLoreto, P.E., F.ASCE, presents the ASCE Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure Award to the North Texas region team.
February 21 – Ten fresh, New Faces of Civil Engineering are named for Engineers Week. ASCE's Bridget Schuh, along with New Faces from other engineering societies appear in a USA Today Ad helping to build public awareness about the exciting careers of young engineering professionals.
February 24 – Engineers of every discipline celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, putting a special push on delivering the message that engineering is an excellent career for women too!
February 25 – ASCE headquarters wraps up a week-long effort to raise awareness about civil engineering among staff, helping them get to know our members even better!!
March 5-10 – Engineers Week Global Marathon, By, For, and About Women in Engineering and Technology. ASCE takes a lead role in this world-wide virtual conference about women's opportunities to be a global force for innovation and change. ASCE's first female president, Patricia Galloway, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, is featured as a leading panelist during programming on entrepreneuriship hosted by the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) Region.