National Engineers Week falls during the week that encompasses George Washington’s birthday — with his birthday falling on the 22nd of February. This holiday is celebrated by dozens of cultural societies, engineering organizations, and educational organizations. It’s also observed by government agencies and corporations.
The purpose of this week is to highlight the importance of engineers in modern society and to emphasize the importance of math, science, and technical skills in order to pursue a career in engineering. It’s the perfect week of the year for people to take the time to learn more about engineering, or even think about pursuing a career in this field.
The History Of National Engineers Week
This week was initially started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers. They created the week to bring attention to the field of engineering and to encourage people to join their ranks. They decided to time the week with U.S President George Washington’s birthday because Washington was the country’s first engineer and was well known for his survey work.
Observing National Engineers Week
Depending on whether a person is currently a professional engineer, wants to be an engineer, or is simply someone interested in engineering, this week can be observed in any number of different ways. For established engineers, this week is one that can be used to acknowledge the accomplishments of their colleagues.
For those people looking to pursue a career in engineering, they can use this week to learn more about what they’re going to have to learn to do it. And people who are interested in engineering, they can use this week to learn more about this field. Finally, for people who simply want to spread the word about this holiday, they can do so by using the hashtag #NationalEngineersWeek on their social media accounts.
When is National Engineers Week?
|This year (2023)||February 19 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||February 18 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||February 20 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|