Sunday, February 21, 2016

National Engineers Week - Ask an Engineer #BetterMoments

This post is sponsored by U.S. Cellular and the #BetterMoments Blog Brigade.  All opinions are my own!

Did you know that this week is National Engineers Week?  I actually didn't even know they had a National Engineers Week.  But, this is the 65th anniversary!

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I am really proud to be working with U.S. Cellular, which has a wonderful commitment to education.  One of their goals is to educate youth on careers in engineering.


To celebrate the 65th anniversary of National Engineers Week, U.S. Cellular is working to help increase understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers by holding "Ask an Engineer" sessions at Boys and Girls Clubs across throughout the country.

Engineering is an incredible career choice for kids today.  There is so much exploration of ideas related to technology, and U.S. Cellular is committed to educating the youth of today about the different career paths that are available to them.

These "Ask and Engineer" sessions will allow children and teens to have a behind-the-scenes look at how a cellular network operates.  It will also be able to show kids how engineering and technology are present in all facets of the everyday.  Without engineers and the amazing technology they build, U.S. Cellular would not be able to provide the amazing national coverage and high-quality network that works wherever they go.

For youth or parents interested in learning more, you can visit the official National Engineers Week website.

Are your kids interested in an engineering career?  Or, are you an engineer?

13 comments:

  1. I never knew it was national engineers week how canny is that? I like that they will be having behind the scene sessions with the children!

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  2. I didn't know it was Engineer Week! I'll have to tell my husband who is one!

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  3. As a middle school teacher, I wish I had more time to spend on careers. I agree that we need to turn more teens onto this field. Interesting work. Decent pay. Pretty good career in today's crazy world.

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  4. This is the first time I heard of the Engineering week. I think this will get the kids interested in this career.

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  5. I never knew it was Engineer Week! Thanks for spreading the word - I like the idea of this :)

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  6. My son is in his first year of engineering. I'll send this to him and his roommates. Knowing them I'm guessing they don't know about Engineer Week.

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  7. Always like hearing about national holidays! There are so many its just hard to keep up with but thanks to all our engineers!

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  8. I don't think any of my kids are interested in becoming an engineer but I have a friend who is one and he just LOVEs his job.

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  9. My stepson is planning on majoring in some form of engineering in college next year. It is a great field of study and so varied!

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  10. So many holidays right now. I had no idea it was engineer week! It's a great way to show kids a bit more into a career.

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  11. This is so amazing! I know there's a high demand for engineers in the US.

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  12. I think that it is great that they are bringing attention to STEM careers. This is especially true in many fields where they need more women to be represented.

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  13. I know there is a push to get more kids involved with engineering, so this sounds like a fun opportunity. I would like my nephew to be exposed more to science and engineering.

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