The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) participated in the 33rd Annual Capital District E-week celebration. The NYSSPE is one of more than 10 Professional Associations that work together to make this event happen.
The event this year was again a huge success. Over 800 licensed professional engineers from across the State attended the event! There were over 60 continuing education courses offered for engineers during the event as well as a model bridge competition for high school students.
The Capital District E-Week’s focus is to promote the Engineering Profession. The purpose of this event is to raise public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to quality of life, promote the importance of a technical education including a high level of math, science and technology literacy among parents, teachers and students, and motivate youth to pursue engineering and related careers to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce.
In support of these goals, the E-Week event has financially supported the local Capital District Future City Competition, Capital District Robotics team, AWMA Earth Day Grant and both the Capital District and New York State MathCounts program. E-Week also plans and holds the Model Bridge Competition for high school students and presents awards to the winners. In addition, E-Week has supported HVCC/ASCE Steel Bridge Competition for college students.
Jennifer Miller of the NYSSPE is the Capital District E-week coordinator, while Patricia Markes of the NYSSPE manages the finances for the Capital District E-week.
Proceeds from E-Week are graciously used to help support these worthwhile student activities. For more information about the event, visit www.capitaldistricteweek.org.