Rep. Lipinski Celebrates National Engineers Week02/17/2017
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has introduced a resolution in support of National Engineers Week, which is celebrated every year during the week of George Washington’s birthday. As one of just a dozen engineers in Congress, Lipinski introduced the resolution in order to highlight the critical role that engineers play in our nation and the world, and to help get more young people interesting in engineering.
“Engineering is problem solving, and we have a lot of problems in our nation that engineers can help solve,” stated Rep. Lipinski. “One of the main purposes of National Engineers Week is to make science, technology, and engineering come alive for kids and encourage them to pursue careers in these fields. I applaud all engineers for what they contribute to our nation, and I especially want to thank everyone involved in the various activities that help to inspire the engineers of tomorrow who will devise solutions to many of the problems we face today.”
National Engineers Week focuses on celebrating how engineers make a difference in our world, increasing public dialogue about the need for more engineers, and bringing engineering to life for children, educators, and parents. In preparation for next week's events, Congressman Lipinski hosted and spoke this week at the “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” program in Washington, D.C. During the event, he received an award from the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) organization for his support of engineers and programs designed to get more girls interested in pursuing a career in STEM-related fields. WEPAN is the leading champion in North America for leveraging research and best practices to propel the inclusion of women in the field of engineering.
During Engineers Week, Lipinski will be visiting engineers at local plants in the district, speaking with students about engineering, and addressing the annual Chicagoland Engineering Awards Dinner, where the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of 3D Systems, Charles W. Hull, will be receiving the prestigious Washington Award.