Working to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and engineering workforce development, the National Engineers Week Foundation represents the E in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).
The foundation is a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies, dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science.
Engineers Week also raises public understanding and appreciation of engineers' contributions to society. It coordinates several national educational competitions and provides information on their website for students & teachers, all year – not just during National Engineers Week in February. The coalition has grown from a handful of partners to become the premiere collaboration model in engineering outreach.
Partners of the National Engineers Week Foundation support not only their own companies’ activities, but thousands of engineers and engineering students in outreach. There are opportunities for engineers and organizations to support and engage in any and all of the National Engineers Week programs, sustaining outreach for established programs as well as helping to establish new efforts.
Such programs include: