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U.S. IEEE Members Encouraged to Celebrate, Educate & Participate In & Around Engineers Week; Events Start Thursday
WASHINGTON (12 February 2014) — Engineers Week (16-22 February) is a time for U.S. IEEE members to celebrate, educate and participate. What are you planning to do to raise awareness of the key contributions engineers make to society and to help interest students in a career in engineering? Here are a few ideas:
* Participate in “The Best Engineering Career Advice I Ever Got” Webinar on 13 Feb. at noon. IEEE-USA EWeek 2014 Planning Committee Chair Kristi Paranjape will be joining industry leaders from Bechtel, DuPont, Lockheed Martin, National Instruments and NCEES to share the best tips and advice they have received for a successful and rewarding engineering career. Nominees for the New Faces of Engineering – College Edition will also be announced. https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/856023775
* Check with your local section and employer to find out what EWeek activities and programs it has planned and see if you can join in
* Order an EWeek and Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (20 Feb.) volunteer kit: http://shop.eweek.org/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=14
* If you’re in the Washington, D.C., area, volunteer to be a judge at the Future City Competition National Finals on Feb. 17.https://www.dfwfuturecity.org/National/JudgeBin/Judge/Enroll.
* Participate in the Global Marathon By, For & About Women in Engineering & Technology, 5-7 March. These interactive Webcasts examine issues of particular interest to women technologists, including how to maintain a healthy work-life balance.http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/global-marathon
* For more EWeek ideas, see http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week.
IEEE-USA is serving as lead engineering society for EWeek 2014; DuPont is its corporate partner. IEEE-USA and DuPont are collaborating as presenting sponsors of Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., on Saturday Feb. 22. The IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Educational Activities Department will be hosting activities at the IEEE-USA Family Day exhibit. http://www.engineeringfamilyday.org/
For more on IEEE-USA EWeek activities, see http://www.ieeeusa.org/eweek
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