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 a site still to be determined. 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 year.

Work in Progress

The E-week Planning Committee has been busy planning and preparing for all the events surrounding Engineers Week. While most of the plans have already been established, much of the details still remain to be worked out. These will be described on this web site as soon as they are finalized.
In the meantime, to provide you a sense of what is in store, here is a descriptions of last year’s e-week events:

Last year’s 2019 E-week Events

There are two speaker programs that highlight the 2019 Engineers Week events:

Kick-off Luncheon

Tuesday, February 19th [2019] at the UTC University Center.
Speaker: Michael Rademacher, Project Lead: Battery. Volkswagen, North America Region
Topic: Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Architecture – E-Mobility for Millions, not Millionaires

Awards Banquet

Thursday, February 21rd at the Doubletree Hotel.
Topic: Engineering Success – Inventing Amazing by Investing in People.
Speaker: Peter Chia, Plant Manager and Operations Director at Nokian Tyres’ new production factory in Dayton, Tennessee.

Award Nominations Forms are available for submitting candidates for the various Annual Awards that will be presented at the Awards Banquet. These forms can be downloaded here: Award Nominations Forms

Other Events

Here is a list of the other events that are part of the 2020 Engineers Week Celebration. Some have already taken place while most others are slated for the 2019 calendar year. More details are available here: Events

January 2020

1/22/2020AWS Student Night at 5:30 at Chattanooga State. Classroom TBD. Dinner available, $12.00 for members and students eat free.

February 2020

2/29/2020AWS Welding Contest at 7:30am at Sequoyah High School. Lunch provided.

Manufacturers Day

October, 2019

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

FIRST Lego League Jr Robotics Showcase

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

VEX IQ and VRC Robotics Competitions

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

VEX VRC Choo Choo Challenge
January 18 & 19, 2019 – at Chattanooga Christian School

TNVRobotics VEX IQ/VRC Regional Qualifier
Saturday, February 9 – Volkswagen


Saturday, February 23, 2019 – McCallie Middle School Library

ASME Engineering Ethics in Action Workshop

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Chattanooga State Community College

Tour of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy

Wednesday, February 13 2019

Science Olympiad

Saturday, February 16, 2019 – Chattanooga State Community College

STEM Day for Girls

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Chattanooga State Community College

Focus Friday

UTC event for high school juniors and seniors
Friday, February 22, from 11am to 1pm

Girls STEM Day

Chattanooga State – March 12, 2020
Grades 7-12

Regional Science Fair

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – UT-Chattanooga


You Can Be Involved

Public School Teachers

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Public School Students

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Professional Engineers

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