It’s EWeek! Kentucky universities and organizations celebrate Engineers Week with online events

By Nicole Childress, Building Kentucky

Universities and organizations around Kentucky are celebrating Engineers Week.

Engineers Week, also known as EWeek, takes place February 21 to 27, 2021. It was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951 to increase interest and understanding of engineering careers and celebrate engineers for their positive contributions to our communities.

“Through the resilience and adaptability of our profession and the innate desire to give back and protect the public health, safety, and welfare of our communities and Republic, engineers are at the forefront of truly making the world a better place,” NSPE President Tricia Hatley shared in a message for Engineers Week. “Thank you for all you do to represent and promote the profession during Engineers Week and every day.”

University of Kentucky

In honor of Engineers Week, the University of Kentucky (UK) is hosting its annual Engineers Day, or EDay, Feb. 27. This event normally attracts 3,000 people to UK’s campus, inspiring students to pursue STEM careers.

This year, the event will be live-streamed on YouTube, and engineers and aspiring engineers of all ages are welcome to attend. During the event, students will be able to view live shows, participate in competitions, and interact with engineers.

You can register for UK’s EDay here.

Northern Kentucky University

The Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky (SEFNK) will also take place Feb. 27. Northern Kentucky University typically hosts the event, but this year the event will be held via Zoom.

SEFNK strengthens STEM education in Kentucky by providing an opportunity for middle and high school students to showcase their talents, projects, and research.

You can read more about SEFNK here.

University of Louisville

In March, the University of Louisville’s Speed School Student Council is hosting their annual Engineering Expo or E-Expo. Like UK’s EDay, E-Expo invites local students to explore STEM fields. Additionally, the event allows students to participate in competitions and attend networking opportunities, showcases, and demonstrations.

Each year E-Expo features a different theme and this year’s theme is “Energizing the Future.”

E-Expo will be held virtually on March 6 and you read more about and register for the event here.

More EWeek Events in Kentucky

In addition to local events, NSPE has a variety of virtual events and webinars in honor of EWeek. You can check out those events on the NSPE website.

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