Do you know that even engineers have their own week to celebrate which is called Engineers Week. The Engineers' Week is the third full week of February and this year the celebration started from 20-26 Feb 2011. The celebration was started by the National Society of Professional Engineers in the U.S. in 1951. The objective of National Engineers' Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.
Engineers Week is also organised to introduce and promote the engineering profession to the general public and the contribution of Engineers in Scientific and Technology Development. Several events are carried out by organisations, IEM members, and universities. The events are meant to enlighten the society about the versatility of the engineering profession in providing them with a high quality of living.
The Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS also actively participated in organizing the Engineering Week. The week long activities comprises several events such as Mekar Wawasan, Green Race, Radio Controlled Aircraft Exhibition, etc.
Engineering Week 2011 held in Unimas
Participants of Mekar Wawasan Programme from SMK Muara Tuang.
Radio Controlled Helicopter Show
Radio Controlled Airplane Show
Participants of the Green Race
Part of the Activities during the Engineers Week 2011