E-Week Activities Inspire Wonder in Future Engineers

Did you know that February 18—24 is National Engineers Week (E-Week)? Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, E-Week is an official partnership of over 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and governmental agencies. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite E-Week activities to inspire young minds.


The 2018 E-Week theme is “Engineers: Inspiring Wonder.” True inspiration drives creative minds to conceive wondrous things and pursue fulfilling careers—to inspire the young potential engineer in your life, we encourage you to celebrate the E-Week theme by introducing a child to engineering through fun, hands-on E-Week activities.

There are hands-on activities for all ages in engineering disciplines including environmental, civil, electrical, industrial, and more. So get inspired and share your adventures with us—take a photo or video of your project, and share it with us by tagging @gaiconsultants on Twitter or Facebook.

Here are some of our favorite E-Week activities to try out with the future engineer in your life:

Water SamplingWater Sampling
Discipline: Environmental
Topic(s): Forces
Grade: 6-8, 9-12
Time: 60 minutes or less


Strongest ShapesStrongest Shapes
Discipline: Civil
Topic(s): Structures
Grade: 3-5
Time: 30 minutes or less


Wind TurbineDesign a Wind Turbine
Discipline: Electrical, Mechanical
Topic(s): Electricity
Grade: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Time: 2 hours or less


icon_topDesigning Highway Interchanges
Discipline: Civil
Topic(s): Space/Transportation
Grade: 3-5, 6-8
Time: 30 minutes or less


For more information on “Engineers: Inspiring Wonder” and E-week, visit the DiscoverE website.

Programs planned in association with E-Week include Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Feb. 22), the 2018 Global Marathon (six live online broadcasts, March 3 through April 4), Global Day of the Engineer (April 4), and more.

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