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Using Engineers Week to Promote a Career in Engineering

Did you know that George Washington was considered the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work? The celebration of Engineer’s Week was started in 1951, in conjunction with Washington’s birthday, by the National Society of Professional Engineers.

The purpose of National Engineers Week, celebrated this year on February 16-22, is to call attention to the contributions that engineers make to society, and to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.

Stanley Consultants, a consulting engineering firm based in Iowa, has taken this purpose one step further and uses the event to promote engineering as a career.

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