Know an engineer? Show them some love this week. These inventors, builders, out-of-the-box thinkers, non-eye-contact makers deserve at least a week-long celebration of their services.
National Engineers Week is an annual recognition that takes place from Feb. 22-28 this year. Established in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, it aims to:
- celebrate engineers’ contributions to society.
- raise awareness about the need for engineering in the world.
- reach out to kids, schools, teachers and parents to get them excited about science, technology, engineering and math.
Activities take place across the country and include banquets, awards, music, food and good times with colleagues from various backgrounds. Engineers can volunteer at schools to talk about what they do and encourage the next generation to consider their in-demand field.
At Proto Labs, we celebrate the contributions of engineers every day. Whether that’s through Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award, which allows new inventions to come to fruition with manufacturing grants or by making life easier for our customers – many of whom are engineers – with fast turnarounds of custom parts.
With our own amazing staff of engineers, and the many talented ones we work with every day, we’ve got a lot to celebrate.