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In Recognition of National Engineers Week
This week is National Engineers Week, celebrated by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies and more than 50 corporations and government agencies throughout the U.S.
National Engineers Week emphasizes the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills—known among American educators as STEM, for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—as well as the many contributions engineers make to society.
The National Society of Professional Engineers began celebrating National Engineers Week in 1951, in conjunction with George Washington’s birthday. Washington is widely regarded as the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work.
JDL Technologies is a staunch proponent of STEM education in Florida schools, and sponsors the Florida Student Astronaut Challenge as part of that advocacy. Final competition for the 2014 Challenge takes place March 7-9, 2014, at the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Space Coast.
Read more about the Challenge in today’s JDL Technologies press release.