What does it say about my priorities that I started handing out Valentine’s Day resources in January, but I wait until National Engineers Week is practically over before I even mention it?
Anyway, for those of you who didn’t know, National Engineers Week is February 22nd-February 28th. If you don’t live in the United States, perhaps your Engineering Week is yet to come and this resource might prove to be helpful.
Of course, you shouldn’t leave the celebration of engineering to just one week a year. And I’m pretty sure you won’t get in any kind of major legal trouble if you throw caution to the wind and try out some of these activities on an unofficial day.
Today happens to be Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. As you know, our nation has a very high deficit of females in STEM careers. Part of this is due to stereotypes which lead to little encouragement for girls to pursue these professions. Educating young women about their potential in STEM could go a long way to eradicating the blatant inequality we see today.
If you have a young daughter, Rosie Revere, Engineer, is a great way to celebrate this day. And, if you have a child in middle or high school that shows even the slightest interest in STEM, then I would recommend How to Be a Rocket Scientist.