>This is National Engineers Week!
>1999 National Engineers Week: February 21-27
>National Engineers Week 1999 is co-chaired by the Eastman Chemical Company
>and the American Ceramic Society. Its purpose is to increase public
>understanding of engineering and SME is a sponsor. National Engineers Week
>includes a variety of programs that result in more than 35,000 engineers
>nationwide working with more than four million elementary, junior and senior
>high school students and teachers.
>The National Engineers Week ?Future City Competition features engineers
>working with seventh and eighth grade students to creat cities of the 21st
>century. Winning teams from regional contests are in Washington, DC this
>week for the finals. SME sponsors the second place prize at the finals and
>six chapters sponsored special awards at regional Future City competitions.
>SME also sponsors a special prize at the finals of the National Engineering
>Design Challenge contest being held in Washington this week. SME chapters
>bring their profession to students and their families with exhibitions at
>local shopping malls, science centers and libraries through an "Engineering
>Goes Public " program and they work in their communities to recognize
>engineers for professional and community service, with special awards.
>If you have children who want to learn more about engineering, check out
>National Engineers Week online at: http://www.eweek.org and a new site on
>engineering created for 6th through 9th grade students at;
>http://www.discoverengineering.org and don't forget SME' s new K-12 website
>on manufacturing for parents, teachers, students and counselors at:
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