One man’s magic is another man’s engineering.” – Robert Heinlein

National Engineers Week is February 18-24! Join us in recognizing engineers and how they make the world a better place.

The annual National Engineers Week is a movement and commitment to raise awareness about STEM careers and the role engineers play in making a difference in our world.

This year’s theme focuses on how engineers inspire wonder by pushing limits and creating new innovations. From self-driving cars on Earth to satellites guiding travel from Space, engineers change the world in wondrous ways.

Engineering Our World

Engineers and Rogers are virtually synonymous. As an engineering company, we are developing advanced materials to power, protect, connect our world. We have over 350 engineers enabling innovations across the world, providing a range of services, from R&D and quality engineering, to supplier and sales engineering.

Celebrating Engineers Week, #eWeek2018 

As we prepare to celebrate this exciting week, we join nationwide initiatives to increase understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. Follow #eWeek2018 to participate in conversations and share your ideas to help prepare future generations of technical problem solvers.

Let’s start by sharing fun and engaging ways to inspire STEM-related career paths, as well as educational resources available to students, teachers, and parents.

Idea Starters

  • Talk to kids about engineering!
    Children are naturally curious about the world they live in. Spark their interest by engaging in interactive activities from STEM games and apps to camps, contests, and career resources. Visit this comprehensive list of 239 cool STEM sites for kids.
  • Watch “Dream Big: Engineering Our World with kids and youth. The film takes viewers on a journey to experience engineering wonders around the world. Dream Big is a fully interactive educational experience accompanied by virtual exhibits, educational events, and hands-on activities. Find it in a movie theater near you. 
  • Visit DiscoverE (discovere.org) for ideas and creative resources to help kids and youth discover and experience engineering.

Participate in Engineers Week Events

  • Go to an engineering-related event in your community. Check out DiscoverE’s calendar to see if there is an event near you.
  • Join online conversations using hashtag #eWeek2018 to share inspirational stories and educational resources.

Volunteer for a STEM Program and Share Your Knowledge

Many local youth organizations have or are developing STEM programs. Offer your help as a volunteer or mentor to give students your insight and inspiration about STEM careers.

All it takes is a good conversation, an inspirational story or a mentor to spark curiosity and even aspiration.

  • Invite a student to shadow you at work.
  • Make a presentation about engineering at a school career day.
  • Volunteer for a science and engineering fair.

Start your volunteer journey by searching for a local STEM organization in your area:

Share Your Ideas and Success Stories!

Share with us in the comments section how you are using engineering to inspire wonder and encourage kids and youth to pursue STEM careers.

 

 

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