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The Capital District’s 35th Anniversary
Celebration of National Engineers Week
 in the Capital district
February 26 & 27, 2015

 
National Engineers Week was created in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers and coincided with President’s Day.  This is no coincidence, since George Washington, the 1st President of the United States was a land surveyor and engineer.  
 
   

E-Week is held to create awareness of the contributions of engineers to society.

What the Capital District E-Week event is doing for
Students in Engineering

The Capital District E-Week’s focus is to promote the Engineering Profession.  The purpose of this event is to raise public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to quality of life, promote the importance of a technical education including a high level of math, science and technology literacy among parents, teachers and students, and motivate youth to pursue engineering and related careers to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce.

In support of these goals, the E-Week event has financially supported organizations and events that have an underlying theme to promote some aspect of engineering to the younger community.  One of our goals is to provide information on what engineering is about so students have the resources to decide whether pursuing engineering is for them.  Proceeds from E-Week are graciously used to help support the following worthwhile student activities.
• Capital District Future City Competition for Middle School Students

• Regional and New York State MathCounts Program for Middle School Students
 
• Model Bridge Competition held at E-Week for High School Students
 
• HVCC/ASCE Steel Bridge Competition for College Students
 
• Capital District Robotics Team

Highlights from the inaugural New York Tech Valley Regional Robotics Competition held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York on March 13-15, 2014.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ORIt5PC8uc
 
• Air and Waste Management Earth Day Grant
 
• RPI ASCE Student Chapter Steel Bridge/Concrete Canoe Competition

• Society of Women Engineers Merit Award
 
• Albany Area Math Circle Program
 
• Shaker High School Engineering Capstone
 
• Educating Girls for Engineering (EDGE)
In addition to financial support, our E-Week Committee advocates for all of these programs/competitions and commonly volunteers during the events to help make them a success.  Please consider how you could volunteer and mentor in these programs and reach out to any member of the E-Week Committee to learn more. 

GO TO ECOMMITTEE
   
We also offer numerous seminars with professional development hours (PDHs) over two days in one location./
   
 
   

SPONSORS

Event Sponsorship Opportunities Deadline February 2, 2015
All sponsorship will have recognition in all promotional materials
(Event notice, website, and at the event). And have the opportunity to place pre-approved promotional items on lunch tables or registration desk
Sponsorship Form:
(DOC or PDF)
 
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Capital District Engineers Week Event
The Foundation for Engineering Education
6 Airline Dr.
 Albany, NY 12205

Phone: 518-283-7490 /
Fax: 518-283-7495
E-mail: Jennifer Miller   

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