It's National Engineers Week! This year's theme is Engineers: Invent Amazing. Engineers are inventing things that constantly amaze us, and I experience it all that time here at ISE.
What is EWeek?
For over 50 years, National Engineers Week (EWeek) has drawn attention and consideration to the careers in engineering and technology. The National Society of Professional Engineers partners with more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies to raise awareness of the positive contributions that engineers make each and every day.
Engineers: Invent Amazing
This year's theme is Engineers: Invent Amazing. Engineers are inventing things that constantly amaze us, and I experience it all that time here at ISE. Through our varied projects we have many opportunities to work with vast array of technologies. The most intriguing to me are in the Predictive Learning space. Our Growth and Development program allows for all team members to expand their knowledge in areas that interest them, with some developing projects on the bleeding edge of technology (I'm hoping for a blog post on one of the more interesting ones soon).
And I have to include the ISE Coding Garage students. For the past four summers, area high school students interested in mobile app development have created their own mobile apps in the ISE Coding Garage. Each year they surprise me with what they can accomplish in just 9 weeks. This summer they went above and beyond with several students creating multi-player games that interact with each other real-time on separate devices.
A Week-Long Event, A Year-Long Commitment
Although we are celebrating this week, ISE participates in activities throughout the year to inspire high school and college students to pursue STEM fields. Along with the ISE Coding Garage, ISE also hosts an award-winning internship program, providing valuable real-world experiences to college students looking to start a career in software engineering. Outside of ISE, team members are helping in the community in areas such as FIRST Robotics, building and programming industrial-sized robots.
Whether you know a mechanical, civil, electrical, environmental, architectural, or computer engineer, thank them today. And, always be looking for ways to motivate others to invent the future of amazing!