Welcome to Chattanooga Engineers Week

Pioneers of Progress

Engineers Week 2020

February 20 – 22

National Engineers Week is an annual event to raise public awareness about engineering and the contributions that engineers make to society. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills. In particular, it provides a time to:

  • Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
  • Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
  • Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents

Engineers Week was founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). It is among the oldest of America’s professional engineering outreach efforts.
“In concert with more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies, the Chattanooga Area of Tennessee officially opens Engineers Week with a Kick-off Luncheon on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the UTC University Center. It will be followed on Thursday, February 20 with the traditional Awards Banquet at the Marriott Downtown Ballroom. Both events are open to the public.

While “Engineers Week” suggests only a week-long event, it has, in fact, become a year-round commitment to making a difference in this area. For example, Manufacturers Day was held in October of last year and the Regional Science Fair will bring the “week” to a close in March of this coming year, 2020.


2020 E-Week Events

Here is a summary listing of the events that are part of the 2020 Engineers Week Celebration. Some have already taken place while most others are slated for the 2020 calendar year.
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FIRST Lego League Robotics Competitions (FLL)

    FLL Regional Qualifying Tournaments
    [Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Blairsville, GA, Chattanooga, TN, and Dalton, GA]

    FLL Regional Qualifying Tournament
    [Saturday, December 8 – Rossville, GA]

    FLL TN Chattanooga (North GA) Region Championship
    [Saturday, February 2, 2019 – Chattanooga State Community College]

    FLL Jr Robotics Showcase

    FLL TN Chattanooga (North GA) Region Championship FLL Junior Showcase
    [Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Chattanooga State Community College]


Other Robotics Competitions

    VEX IQ Regional Qualifier
    [Saturday February 9, 2020 at Volkswagen]

    VEX VRC Choo-Choo Challenge
    [February 7 and Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Chattanooga Christian]

    TNVRobotics VEX IQ League
    [Oct 30, November 13 & 27, 2018; December 11, 2018; January 15 & 29, 2019]

    TNVRobotics VEX VRC League
    [November 29, 2018; December 6 & 17, 2018; January 8, 14 & 31 2019]

    Marine Advanced Technology Education (Mate)
    [Friday, January 31 and Saturday February 1, 2020 at Howard Connect Academy]

    The Green Prix Electric Car Competition
    [Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, 2020 at The Bend : 1119 Riverfront Parkway]


American Welding Society Student Night

Date: Wednesday January 22, 2020
Location: Chattanooga State


Mathcounts

Date: Saturday February 8, 2020
Location:Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA)


Kick-off Luncheon

Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location: UTC University Center
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Awards Banquet

Date: Thursday, February 20, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Marriott Downtown Ballroom, Two Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN
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Focus Friday

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Location: UTC University Center


Explore Engineering Through TEAMS

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: UTC University Center


Science Olympiad

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Chattanooga State Community College


American Welding Society Welding Contest

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:30 am
Location: Sequoyah High School


Regional Science Fair

Date: Tuesday, March 10 to Thursday March 12, 2020
Location: UTC University Center


STEM Day for Girls (Grades 7-12)

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Chattanooga State Community College


Observance of Manufacturers Day

Date: Month of October, 2019
Location: Nationally


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You Can Be Involved

Public School Teachers

The public is invited to attend the annual Engineers Week Awards banquet where winners of… Learn more


Public School Students

Encourage your science, math, computer or technology teachers to offer multiple… Learn more


Home School Parents & Students

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Professional Engineers

Nominate colleagues for the local Engineer of the Year award to be announced at the… Learn more


Business Leaders

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Elected Officials

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