CELEBRATE ENGINEERS WEEK 2018:
a conversation with Leslie Collins
Q: Why is important to have an annual Engineers Week?
It’s important to bring visibility to engineers and the work they do. Engineering has been referred to as the “stealth profession.” The results of engineering are certainly visible and used daily. But engineers? They’re not recognized. If we are going to encourage future generations of STEM – emphasis on the E – professionals, they must have contact with engineers and the chance to try engineering, even in small, hands-on ways.
Q: What are you hoping young people will get from this year’s theme: Engineers: Inspiring Wonder?
I hope they will understand that engineers create today’s awe-inspiring wonders, from deep sea exploration to cloud-busting skyscrapers…