Engineers Week 2021: Imagining Tomorrow

From the roads we drive on to advancement in technologies, engineering touches our lives daily. This week, we celebrate National Engineers Week in order to show appreciation for their important work, while also engaging the next generation of innovators.

National Engineers Week, or EWeek, was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951. It is celebrated the week in February that encompasses George Washington’s birthday, February 22, as he is considered the nation’s first engineer. In 1990, DiscoverE was developed to bring a dual mission to EWeek of “celebrating the accomplishments of engineers and engaging K-12 students in engineering.” [1]

The theme chosen for this year was Imagining Tomorrow, focusing on the impact that engineers have on the future. As said by DiscoverE, “As we imagine tomorrow, engineers will be at the heart of the solutions to combat climate change, develop vaccines, and make the world a better place for all of us.”[2]

The Thursday of EWeek is designated as “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”, or Girl Day. This is a worldwide campaign to engage girls in engineering and inspire their futures so they learn they have a place in engineering a better world.

Dwyer has a long history of innovation in designing and manufacturing our own measurement sensors that provide superior product performance. We take great pride in the intellect and integrity of our employees who are passionate about the work we do, the products we develop and the industries we serve.