It's National Engineers Week 02/19/2008 | From buildings to manufacturing and transportation, engineers have been behind many modern-day marvels This National Engineers Week, remember: Engineers don't just shape our buildings and infrastructure - they help shape our world. The Atlanta-based American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is a partner in this week's National Engineers Week program (Feb. 17 through 23), a celebration of the contributions that engineering makes to our society. The program encourages engineering as a career path among young students by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science. For specific information about the program, please visit (www.EWeek.org). "National Engineers Week showcases how our profession engineers the world we live in," says ASHRAE President Kent Peterson. "From buildings to manufacturing and transportation, engineers have been behind so many modern-day marvels. Mankind also faces many engineering challenges today and in the future on how to improve sustainable life on earth." Several events will take place in conjunction with National Engineers Week, including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Feb. 21) and the Future City Competition. Now in its 16th year, the competition attracted 30,000 middle-school students this year from a record-breaking 1,111 schools in 40 regions across America to work with teachers and volunteer engineers to envision the future in large, tabletop models of cities of tomorrow. Previous ArticleNext ArticleENERGY STAR Announces 2013 Upgrade of Portfolio Manager Read more on HVAC » Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS Email to a Friend * required fields From* To * Message cancel Email Print Print Related Coverage Facility Teams Get Swapped for Better Buildings Challenge CO2 Use in Commercial Refrigeration Breaks Into Mainstream ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS HVAC ‘Expert in a Suitcase’ Provides Energy-Saving Solution HVAC Are Honeycomb Solar Thermal Collectors More Efficient? HVAC Green Roof Guide: Library Creates a Learning Experience HVAC Cool Off Your Energy Bill with Chilled Beams Project Management The Key to Project Success: Collaboration Roofing The Vital Role of Insulation in Roofing Systems HVAC Portable Air Conditioners Taming Hot Summer Temperatures: Keeping People & Networks Safe Security A New Approach to Vendor Risk Management HVAC Maximize Your Return from HVAC Maintenance Plans Related Articles DOE Invests $15.8 million in Building Efficiency, HVAC Projects ENERGY STAR's New Specification for Boilers Don’t Buy HVAC Coils Before You Read This ENERGY STAR Specification on Commercial Packaged Boilers Released Why the HVAC Industry Benefits from Tax Reform Sponsored Links Smart roof systems improve building energy efficiency! Polyglass’ Polyfresko cap sheets with CURE Technology saves on energy. Engineered to perform, Polyfresko has superior granule adhesion and excellent puncture, stain and UV resistance.