February 19 - 25, 2017 is National Engineers Week! Get ready by planning how you’ll celebrate the week with our top 7 suggestions:
- Find Out What Engineers Do
An engineer is someone who designs or builds things. There are many different types of engineers, including software engineers, civil engineers, and chemical engineers.
Read more here.
- Get Free Kits From the DiscoverE Site
Find the free kits here.
Informational packet intended for engineers and engineering students to facilitate participation and outreach. Contains a folded 2017 poster, classroom activities and other resources.
The Girl Day Kit contains the folded 2017 Girl Day poster, girl-friendly activities, and other resources.
- Celebrate Girl Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is February 23rd, 2017.
Repeated exposure to STEM experiences in multiple contexts is the best way to overcome the various ways girls get discouraged from math and science subjects. This helps girls gain a rich understanding of STEM and STEAM careers, build a sense of community within STEM pursuits, and gives girls an opportunity to track personal growth as they learn. Read more
- Hug an Engineer
Thank an engineer for all the hard work they do with a handshake or a virtual hug. There are lots of fantastic engineers on Twitter. One of our favorite hashtags is #ILookLikeAnEngineer
- Get a KitHub Kit for Your Future Engineer!
The Future Engineer Kit comes with everything your young engineer needs to make a DIY Robot and a creative pipe cleaner circuit charm. The kit also comes with safety glasses and a toolbox to keep all the parts and tools together in one place and ready for the next project.