The 65th annual Engineers Week is now underway! Hosted by DiscoverE, this global event enables kids, educators and parents to:
- Celebrate ways in which engineers make a difference in our world
- Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
- Introduce the opportunities of engineering careers to students
Envision is committed to STEM studies and careers, and would like to help you celebrate Engineers Week at your school. This week we offer hands-on engineering activities for your classroom, in addition to direct links to the many tools and resources from DiscoverE.
Engineers Week is the perfect time to educate your students on the ways in which engineering enables humans to thrive, driving ever-greater demand for engineering professionals throughout the world. Helpful resources on the Engineers Week website include:
Presenting Engineering to Your Students
Some of the most valuable tools on the Engineers Week website are the self-guided tutorials for bringing engineering experiences to students. Although their customized set of workshops for Educators is still under development, their workshops for general volunteers translate well to a school environment. They include:
In the Discover Engineering section of the website, you can also find information such as:
- Reasons to consider a career in engineering
- The career outlook for engineers
- Exciting engineering projects underway around the world
- Ways to “test-drive” an engineering career
- Ways to prepare for studying engineering in college
Additional Resources from Envision
If you’re ready to lead a hands-on engineering activity for your students, please see our Related Blog, Engineering Activities for the Classroom, in which we offer a free downloadable activity guide for a high school level engineering project, as well as additional activity resources for middle and elementary school.
Do you see shining engineering potential among your students? Nominate them to test-drive an engineering future with Envision’s NYLF Engineering & Technology program! Your students can attend this 8-day experiential engineering adventure in their choice of three of the nation’s top engineering colleges. Here the next generation of engineers explores the exciting fields of design, 3-D modeling, robotics, and game and web development, as well as the many careers available in these dynamic fields.
Younger students may enjoy a broader look at the STEM fields, with:
Envision wholeheartedly supports the Engineering Week effort to make a difference for our youth and our planet. If you have additional ideas – or questions – please share in our Comments section below.