To help promote STEM careers among students, DoDEA joined DiscoverE in celebrating National Engineers Week February 21-27, 2021. Celebrated in the US since 1951, National Engineers Week calls attention to the contributions engineers make to society. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.
To help celebrate this theme, DoDEA encouraged everyone to take the time to marvel at the way engineering has shaped our lives with the items we use every day and to wonder what might be the next big innovations.
During National Engineers Week, schools across DoDEA helped students explore engineering careers and learn about different engineering fields through hands-on activities, videos, and guest speakers. Members of our military community partnered with schools to share their engineering expertise with students. The week’s focus on engineering is designed to help students understand how engineers have contributed to our designed world and the path students can take to an engineering career.
The week’s emphasis on engineering highlights the importance of the skills students gain through activities, such as those suggested below, that concentrate on the E in the STEM acronym and the connections to science, math, and technology.
Schools can invite their military engineer partners to speak to students about engineering careers and to conduct engineering activities in the classroom