E-Week Activities to Inspire Future Engineers

2017_Engineers_Week_Logo_HorizontalDid you know that February 19 – 25 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 stimulate young minds.

This year’s theme is “Engineers Dream Big.” Because every project starts with a dream, we encourage you to join our celebration by introducing a child to engineering through fun, hands-on E-Week activities. Whether building a spinning top, making your own glue, or designing a highway interchange—there’s something for all ages! So get dreaming and share a photo or video of your project with us by tagging @gaiconsultants on social media.

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

icon_paperboatFoil Boats
Discipline: Material Science
Topic(s): Forces
Grade: 3-5
Time: 30 minutes or less


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


icon_glueMake Your Own Glue
Discipline: Material Science
Topic(s): Technology/Materials
Grade: 3-5, 6-8
Time: 2 hours or less


icon_topBuild a Spinning Top
Discipline: Mechanical
Topic(s): Space/Transportation
Grade: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time: 30 minutes or less


For more information on “Dream Big” and E-week, visit the DiscoverE website.

Programs planned in association with E-Week include screenings of “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” (various dates), Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (2.23.17), Global Day of the Engineer (4.5.17), and more. To learn more about E-Week and how to get involved, visit the program’s official website.

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