National Engineers Week (U.S.)
In the United States, the third full week of February is National Engineers Week. It is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.
The celebration of National Engineers Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction with President George Washington's birthday. President Washington is considered as the nation's first engineer, notably for his survey work.
The results of the Federal Engineer of the Year Award are announced during the week.
- 2007 — February 18–24
- 2008 — February 17–23
- 2009 — February 15–21 (to coincide with the Federal Presidents Day observance, rather than Washington's actual birthday)
- 2010 — February 14–20 (to coincide with the Federal Presidents Day observance, rather than Washington's actual birthday)
- 2011 — February 20–26
- 2012 — February 19–25
- 2013 — February 17–23
- 2014 — February 16–22
- 2015 — February 15–21
- 2016 — February 21–27
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