ENGINEERS WEEK EVENTS
Annual Golf Outing
Mon., Oct. 7, 2013
Blue Bell Golf Course
Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
DoubleTree Hotel Philadelphia
Young Engineers Social
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Fadó Irish Restaurant
Celebration of Engineering Reception
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Lathem Hall, Widener University
E. 13th and Potter Streets
2013 Delaware Valley Engineers Week
February 15 - 23, 2013
National Engineers Week was established in 1951 to help increase public understanding of the engineering profession. In 1953, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers initiated the celebration of Engineers Week in the Delaware Valley. Over the course of the next few years, additional local PSPE chapters, along with other technical societies, became involved with the initiative. The Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee (later Council) (DVEWC) was later formed and included representation from the regional technical/professional societies from throughout the Delaware Valley. DVEWC continued to organize the Engineers Week celebration in the Delaware Valley until 2008.
The Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia was formed in 1877, and has had a varied history over these years. As part of several initiatives, the Club is working to re-establish the strong connection with affiliated technical and engineering societies that had existed in the past
Over time, DVEWC and the Engineers’ Club enjoyed increasing coordination and cooperation. As a result of a number of forums and discussions on how the two organizations could better serve the engineering community, it was decided that a merger of the DVEWC and the Club would greatly benefit both organizations and the engineering community as a whole.
In 2008 the Council and the Club merged their operations resulting in the Engineers Week organizers becoming a committee of the Club.
The goal of the Club is to become the Engineering Center for the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region. By organizing and delivering Engineers Week using the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee, the Club is working toward this goal by strengthening its resources and allowing Engineers Week organizers to plan strategically for improved celebrations and greater visibility.
While the Club is the organizer of Delaware Valley Engineers Week (DVEW), the affiliated technical and engineering societies continue to play a strong role. The Engineer of the Year must be nominated by one of the societies, and the societies (along with employers) can nominate individuals as Young Engineer of the Year. Also, the DVEW awards program will be recognizing the various awardees selected by the societies over the year since the previous Engineers Week.