Washington, DC - February 13, 2013
- Nominations are now open for teachers to be considered for the National Engineers Week
Foundation’s DiscoverE Educator Recognition Program. Nominations will be accepted through March 29, 2013, and winners will be announced in June.
Through the DiscoverE Educator Recognition Program, engineers and engineering students identify and celebrate exceptional educators who are helping students discover engineering. The goal of the program is to tell the compelling stories of exceptional teachers who have made an impact on future education and careers for their students. Nomination forms are now available in the announcements section of www.eweek.org
Teacher nominees must be full-time school-based educators teaching in grades 6-12 (U.S. or the equivalent in other countries), and they must be nominated by an engineer or engineering student (college or graduate level). A panel of distinguished national education, engineering, and business leaders organized by the National Engineers Week Foundation will determine winners.
Up to three Distinguished DiscoverE Educators each will receive a $2,000 cash prize, a Shoot ‘n’ Share camera from 3M and a trip to Washington, DC. Up to eight Notable DiscoverE Educators will receive $500 each as well as 3M Shoot ’n Share cameras and gift packs.
Bechtel is a major funder of the DiscoverE Educator Recognition Program. Additional support is provided by 3M, ExxonMobil, ASME, and American Society of Civil Engineers.
“It’s important that the engineering and technology communities continue to partner with their local schools to support our teachers as they help develop the next generation of engineers and technologists,” says Ken Bell, Bechtel’s manager of geotechnical and hydraulic engineering, Bechtel Fellow, an advocate for engineering outreach to students. “Our goal is to attract today’s top high school students to become the engineers and technologists of tomorrow. The DiscoverE Educator Recognition program will promote the value of these partnerships.”
About National Engineers Week Foundation
National Engineers Week Foundation works year-round to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession critical to public health, safety, and welfare. The Foundation supports engineering outreach, education, and celebration through a network of thousands of volunteers in its partner coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies. Together we meet a vital need: introducing students, parents, and educators to engineering, engaging them in hands-on engineering experiences, and making science and math relevant. The Foundation and coalition are actively putting the E in STEM.
For more information about National Engineers Week Foundation, visit www.eweek.org