Two new events are capturing imaginations this week.
Here at ASCE, we are keenly aware that the mission of “Engineers Week” lasts year-round. Although the official dates for 2011 were Feb. 20 – 26, and there was a flurry of activity during that week, the excitement about turning kids on to engineering started building long before February, and will continue for some months to come.
This week two awesome events are taking place. The Global Marathon for, by and about Women in Engineering and Technology runs today through Saturday, March 12. The forum links professional women, college students and girls worldwide for virtual and in-person conversation about education and careers in engineering and technology. Check it out on the Global Marathon website and Facebook.
In addition, a unique global geocaching event starts today. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. It’s a great activity to do with students to promote team building. Clues for the game will be given on the Global Marathon Facebook page.
Whether your focus is local or global, spring and summer are great seasons to plan and/or participate in the Global Marathon, career fairs, warm weather festivals and other engineering educational activities and experiences. As the excitement of Engineers Week begins to dissipate, take this opportunity to rev up your plans to help kids discover the year-round excitement of civil engineering.
Senior Manager, Pre-College Outreach