|Calling All Engineers
to get involved in Chicagoland Engineers Week. This year’s observance may be one of the most influential gatherings in history.
Members of more than 30 engineering societies will gather in the Chicago area to honor the profession and network with other professionals and civic leaders. At the same time, they will be introduced to a new generation to the field of engineering.
2015 presentation of Washington Award Recipient honors Dr. Bernard Amadei.
Dr. Amadei is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his PhD in 1982 from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Amadei holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering and served as Faculty Director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities from 2009-2012. He is also the Founding President of Engineers Without Borders - USA and the co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders-International network.
Among other distinctions, Dr. Amadei is the 2007 co-recipient of the Heinz Award for the Environment; the recipient of the 2008 ENR Award of Excellence; an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; and an elected Senior Knight-Ashoka Fellow. He holds five honorary doctoral degrees (UMass Lowell; Carroll College; Clarkson, Drexel, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute). In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Amadei served as a Science Envoy to Pakistan and Nepal for the U.S. Department of State.
The Chicagoland Engineers Week Committee invites you to celebrate National Engineers Week 2015 in Chicagoland. Join us as we celebrate the profession's contribution to our quality of life and reach out to our community's next generation of innovators.
Engineers week will be February 22-28,2015. The Washington Award Banquet will be Friday, February 27, 2015 in Chicago.
Vision of Chicagoland Engineers Week:
- Stimulate junior and senior high school students to consider careers in engineering, especially through hands-on school projects
- Highlight the contributions of engineers to the well-being of society, especially in Chicagoland.
Engineers work behind the scenes to help improve the quality of life in our communities. Their work isn't always visible, but we count on them for a number of different services. The water we drink is purified by engineering processes. The structure of our houses, the utilities and lighting were enhanced by engineering. Anything our earth's residents use and exist with relies on engineering to make it happen.
Realizing Our Vision
Last year hundreds of middle to high school aged students participated in a variety of mathematic and science programs and competitions. Fifty of the top achievers get to attend the Chicagoland Engineering Awards Benefit where they will get the opportunity to rub elbows with esteemed engineers such as Martin Cooper, as well and receive awards and the accolades of hundreds of teachers, parents and other students at the gathering.
Many who participate in an Engineers Week program will go on to a career in engineering. And those who don't will have caught a glimpse of the important work engineers do and the career heights they can achieve.
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