By Human Resources Department

2012 Engineers Week

2012 Engineers Week

Join Rogers Corporation February 19 – 25 as we celebrate National Engineers Week 2012.  The National Engineers Week Foundation was created in 1951 to promote interest and literacy in engineering and related fields.  For sixty years, National Engineers Week has been a special opportunity for companies, schools and universities to share the unique challenges and rewards of pursuing engineering education and careers.

This year’s theme is “Seven billion people.  Seven billion dreams.  Seven billion ways for engineers to turn dreams into reality.”

It is estimated that this year, the world population will rise to 7 billion.  We need engineers, now more than ever, to develop ways to help move our planet into a cleaner, healthier and more technological tomorrow.

To do this, we must spark interest and passion for learning in students of all ages.  The base of every engineering discipline begins with STEM: science technology engineering and math.

“Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike.

Rogers is approaching this task in several ways.  We have shared several video interviews with Rogers employees and interns who specialize in various engineering fields.  In these video interviews, employees discuss their experiences at Rogers and interest in engineering.

We’re excited to announce that job shadowing is returning to Rogers Corporation!  In collaboration with a local STEM jobs association, CT STEM Jobs one student from a Connecticut university will shadow a Rogers engineer for a day.  In the coming months, we hope to invite more high school and college students to shadow Rogers employees, learning about real-world applications of engineering studies.

We are continuing to explore ways to promote STEM education and the pursuit of engineering careers.  If you have a suggestion for an event or activity, share it with us in our comments section.

Rogers Human Resources is on Facebook and Twitter!  Stay tuned for even more ways to get involved in National Engineers Week, along with ways to share engineering with a student in your community.

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