National Engineers Week occurs during the week in February which encompasses George Washington’s actual birthday, February 22. 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 and influences that an engineer makes to society.
The celebration of National Engineers Week began in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction of President George Washingtons birthday. President Washington is considered as the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work.
Do you know the true definition of an Engineer?
An engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal and commercial problems. Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost. The word engineer is derived from Latin words ingeniare – to contrive, devise and ingenium – cleverness.
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