National Engineers Week Foundation Leadership Council
Bentley Systems, Inc.
Motorola Solutions Foundation
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Shell Oil Company
The Boeing Company
IBM International Foundation
Northrop Grumman Foundation
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
Eastman Chemical Company
Engineers Week is - quite literally - about collaboration that works. The Foundation and its partners build upon our collaborative success. Foundation partners are an important part of this effort, supporting not only their own but thousands of engineers and engineering students in outreach. There are opportunities for engineers and organizations to support and engage in any and all of the Engineers Week programs, sustaining outreach for established programs as well as helping to establish new efforts.
For those of us working to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and engineering workforce development, the National Engineers Week Foundation represents the E in STEM. The coalition has grown from a handful of partners to become the premiere collaboration model in engineering outreach. In studies and reports about engineering public engagement, most recently in Changing the Conversation from the National Academy of Engineering, the Engineers Week program is cited as the model for cooperation.
As Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer IBM, writes:
We must build a pipeline of future engineers. And Engineers Week has always recognized that the best way to start that is to have today’s leading engineers meet with students, to get them excited about engineering opportunities and to advise them about how to prepare for a career in engineering.
Many of our coalition partners have their own outreach projects but come to our table to leverage effectiveness. The Foundation has established an effective grassroots network that can respond to a national call for participation year-round.
Our Coalition began with five organizations cooperating at the national level for Engineers Week 1989 and has evolved into the largest and broadest engineering coalition you’ll find today. We are more than 75 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies.