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Engineers Week 2018 is About to Kick Off!

February 06, 2018

HeaderDiscoverE Newsletter: February 6, 2018


Engineers Week 2018 is About to Kick Off!

It's the final countdown - get ready to volunteer! Download new hands-on activities to engage kids in engineering. With over 150 simple, turnkey engineering activities, there’s sure to be one that fits your needs. Check out Coding without Computers, Designing a Wind Turbine, Aviary Architect, and more!

Join our Girl Day Twitter Chat

DiscoverE is hosting "Inspire Wonder: Introduce a Girl to Engineering" on Wednesday, February 21 at 8:00 pm US ET, the evening before Girl Day. Panelists will include Girl Day Role Models from Raytheon, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers and TE Connectivity. Follow #GirlDay2018chat to join this exciting discussion about how to engage girls in engineering. 

Are you a Girl Day Role Model? Sign up and join the movement to inspire girls' futures.

Watch the Future City Finals Livestream

Don’t miss any of the action! Tune into the Future City Finals Tuesday, February 20th starting at 8:30 am (eastern) as the competition kicks off with the Parade of Teams live from Washington, DC. The top teams will present the futuristic cities they designed to address this year’s challenge: The Age-Friendly City! Mark your calendars and enjoy a few hours of inspiration from our amazing middle school participants who are engineering our future. The winner will be announced at approximately 12:00 pm. 

Watch live at or on Facebook.

Register for the 2018 Global Marathon

Are you looking for valuable career conversations with engaging presenters offering actionable advice? Join us each Wednesday in March at 12:00 pm EST/USA. 

Topics include: 

  • Advancing Your Career and Personal Brand Through Social Media. (March 7) 
  • The Creative Engineer: Right Brain Meets Left Brain. (March 21) 
  • What is Your Cultural IQ? Building International Teams. (March 28)  

Sessions will be rebroadcast, with live facilitators, on Thursdays at 12:00 pm GMT/UK and 12:00 pm IST/India. 

Register now.

Take the Global Day Pledge

Pledge to celebrate engineers on Global Day of the Engineer: Wednesday, April 4, 2018! Here are some ideas: 

  1. Say thank you. Send a card, text or email, or post a note of appreciation on social media.
  2. Share your Engineers Week celebrations. Post photos of your country's engineering day, week or month on Global Day. 
  3. Plan an event. Gather engineering colleagues for a special celebration, small or large, to honor their achievements. 

Visit to take the pledge.


Engineers Week 2018 “How To” Webinars

Did you miss our recent “How To” webinars designed specially for volunteers AND educators? Watch the recordings to get expert advice and free resources!

Volunteers Webinar

Educators Webinar


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