Did you know that President George Washington is considered the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work?
In fact, when the celebration of National Engineers Week started in 1951, by the National Society of Professional Engineers, the date was selected in conjunction with President George Washington’s birthday. However, the recognition of engineers and their importance goes back much further, the world’s first Engineer’s Week was in 1903 and even had St. Patrick identified as the patron saint of engineers.
Here at VCPWA, we greatly appreciate and recognize the importance of our engineers within the agency and the community we serve.
This year, National Engineers Week was February 21 – 27 and we want to give a special thank you to the 44 hardworking engineers at VCPWA, who have been dedicated to the many projects that work to serve our community as they also strive to educate youth on the important contributions to society that engineers make and emphasize the value of learning math, science, and technical skills.