In the United States, the third full week of February is referred to as National Engineers Week. The celebration began in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction with President George Washington's birthday. President Washington is considered to be the nation's first engineer, notably for his survey work.
In its efforts to expand this celebration to all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, College of the Canyons' MESA Program will feature MESA STEM Week as part of the Mathematics, Sciences & Engineering Speakers Symposium Series. MESA STEM Week is designed to give all STEM students and the college community an opportunity to meet renowned engineers, scientists, and mathematicians. Participants will have an opportunity to: engage with industry experts as they present various career options in STEM, explore potential research areas of interest, and learn about the struggles of a first generation, underrepresented minority pursuing a STEM degree. Multiple activities are planned throughout the week, culminating in a field trip to NASA/Armstong SOFIA, for qualifying and interested MESA students.
Faculty and staff of the MESA Program and Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering Division are acknowledged and thanked for their support as well as willingness to help organize MESA STEM Week.
If you are interested in presenting, feel free to contact the MESA Program Director, Amy Foote, at 661-362-3098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement Program
MESA STEM WEEK
Feb. 20-23, 2018
MESA STEM WEEK SCHEDULE OF PRESENTATIONS AND PRESENTORS: