This week from February 19-25, in the United States, the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) celebrates National Engineers Week, which strives to develop and maintain the future of the engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.
How to Get Involved
This year’s Engineers Week theme is Creating the Future, aimed at the development of new technologies and methods to build a more efficient future. This celebration relies on existing engineers to promote their craft and share it with their immediate circle of influence and beyond. NSPE encourages fellow engineers and advocates to share their experiences and promote the week through the following outreach tasks:
1. Join them on social media (with hashtags #Eweek2023 and #WhatEngineersDo).
- Post photos of yourself, engineering team and engineering projects.
- Share a message about engineering’s vital role in innovating solutions to global challenges, the value of engineers, or engaging students in engineering.
2. Host an Engineers Week event at or near your workplace.
- Organize coffee or lunch with a few colleagues – or go bigger and host an organization-wide celebration.
- Use this as a platform for recognizing individuals and honoring achievements – in person, online, or by nominating them for an award.
- Consider inviting an inspiring speaker to deliver a virtual or live talk.
3. Advocate for the field.
- Ask your mayor, governor, or congressional representative to issue a proclamation recognizing the contributions of engineers.
- Work with your corporation, society, or college communications team to post a message from leadership.
4. Tell a friend.
- Share the event with your colleagues, friends, and family to help raise awareness of your profession at a local level.
Even small and localized participation can prove beneficial in starting the conversation about getting involved in engineering for those considering the profession. Encouraging math and science related topics in children from a young age helps develop the future of the STEM field and ensure future generations of engineers.
Recognizing Our Engineering Partners
At Clarion Safety, we’re proud and grateful to be able to work on an individual, daily basis with engineers from a variety of industries to help advance product safety and risk reduction. Recognizing the important contributions you make to society through new and innovative machines, programs, and equipment is vital to the progression of the engineering trade. Remember that our team of professionals are here every step of the way to meet the challenges you face in the field, from product safety warnings and best practices to machinery risk assessments and custom workplace training. Reach out today to start your next project in reducing risk!