Save the Dates for Engineers Week: February 16 – 22, 2020
Engineers Week, or E-Week, is a week-long celebration of how engineers make a difference in our world and an effort raise awareness of the engineering profession. Be sure to visit DiscoverE and our STEM Resources page for helpful outreach tools and more information on local events.
Each February, our Branches host events across the state to increase public dialogue about the need for engineers and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents! More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference.
The list below contains information about ASCE Branch events from E-Week 2019 to help you get an idea of what will take place during E-Week 2020. We will update with events for 2020 as we get closer to February.
Sunday, February 17, 2019 – Engineers Day at the Science Mill in Johnson City
This event will feature hands-on, constructive play activities, such as building spaghetti bridges, helicopters, and towers, to help young children test their engineering skills.
They are looking for 10-15 additional volunteers. For more information, please contact Sharon Hamilton.
2019 Engineers Week Event at the Perot Museum
Our Dallas Branch is partnering with the Perot museum during their E-Week celebration. The museum hosts several organizations to operate interactive and educational booths. The Dallas Branch’s activity involves building a bridge across an 8” gap using just a sheet of paper and 5 paper clips. They keep track of the high score for each day, and the competition gets intense. Last year we had one student whose bridge held up nearly $6 in pennies!
Fort Worth Branch
Engineers Week Events at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Our Fort Worth Branch is volunteering during many events at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History during E-Week. The museum has 4,000 school children signed up for field trips during E-Week. Volunteers will be helping students with simple engineering challenges created to engage students for around 5-10 minutes each. These activities allow students the opportunity to interact with real engineers while working on their problem solving skills.
Tuesday, Feb 19 – 5:30 to 8:15 PM
Thursday, Feb 21 – 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM OR 1:30 to 4:00 PM
Friday, Feb 22 – 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM OR 11:45 AM to 2:15 PM
Saturday, Feb 23 (Girls and Engineering Day) – 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2019 – Run of PI
The Run of π will kick off Engineer’s Week for the 5th year in a row at the MacGregor Park near the University of Houston Campus. The run includes 5K and 1K routes.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 – Volunteer for GEMS
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The ASCE Houston Branch will be volunteering to support Girls Exploring Math & Science (GEMS) at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This year’s event involves building bridges with cups, straws, and tape. After building, strength tests will be performed to demonstrate how various loads affect the stability of the bridges.
To sign up, please contact VP-Education for the Houston Branch, Manik Mitra.
San Antonio Branch
Our San Antonio Branch partners with the Bexar Chapter of Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) to organize a whole week of events meant to bring together engineers, students and AEC professionals.
They have an entire website solely dedicated to their E-Week events. For a detailed scheduled and registration information, please visit: https://www.e-week.org/.
An example of one of the San Antonio Branch events is their Proclamation Breakfast, Dream Big Movie & Engineer-For-A-Day event, taking place on February 19th. For this event, engineers are invited attend the Proclamation Breakfast and stay afterwards for a showing of Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a documentary that celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. Local high school students are also invited to attend breakfast and the movie and then travel to different companies to shadow engineers and learn about the daily workings in this career field. The student component is part of the Engineer-For-A-Day program.
Southeast Texas Branch
Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Engineers Banquet
Where: The Neches Room (246 Crockett St, Beaumont, TX 77701)
This event is held in partnership with the Sabine Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE)