Engineers Week is Feb 17th - 23rd
This year the theme is "Invent Amazing" and this really resonates with us at KitHub, because it can be intimidating to think that you need to invent a spaceship or a robot in order to be considered an engineer. Engineers that ensure we have smooth roads to drive on, build devices to monitor insects or build machines to process garbage deserve our attention and gratitude and are amazing role models for the next generation.
Engineers invent things that amaze us in the moment. Think jaw-dropping space launch. But many of us take for granted much in this engineered world that is everyday amazing, like clean drinking water at the turn of a faucet. During Engineers Week we celebrate engineers and how they enhance our lives. The need for the next generation of practical inventors and innovators continues. Who will step up?
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 poster, classroom activities and other resources.
The Girl Day Kit contains the folded Girl Day poster, girl-friendly activities, and other resources.
Celebrate Girl Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is February 21st.
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 here.
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
Become a Role Model
Be a Girl Day Role Model and show girls how engineers are making the world a better place and encourage them to explore this exciting and rewarding career. Sign-up to be a role model.