National Engineers Week Foundation Newsletter #15 April 18, 2012

Submitted by michele.lawrie-munro on Apr 21 2012


In This Week's Edition


1. Get Your "Passport to Engineering" at the USA Science & Engineering Festival.

2. New Faces of Engineering College Edition Winner Highlight.

3. New Faces of Engineering Professional Winner Highlight.

4. DiscoverE Educator Award Spotlight.

5. New EWeek Store Offerings.

6. Local Events.


1. Get Your "Passport to Engineering" at the USA Science & Engineering Festival. 

Come visit DiscoverE at booth #3054 at the Second Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival, grab your "Passport to Engineering", collect at least 5 passport stamps from our partner booths (listed below) and win a prize.  The festival, sponsored by Lockheed Martin at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00am-6:00pm and on Sunday, April 29th from 10:00am-4:00pm.  There will be hundreds of booths representing a plethora of Science and Engineering companies and organizations, over 3,000 hands-on science and engineering activities and  over 100 stage shows. 


The DiscoverE partner booths:

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

American Society for Engineering Education

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers



Museum of Science, Boston

National Academy of Engineering

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

National Society of Professional Engineers

Society of Women Engineers


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2. New Faces of Engineering College Edition Winner Highlight.



One of this year's College Edition winners is Michelle Rosen, a 4th-year student at the University of Maryland and a member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). Michelle volunteers to get more middle and high school girls interested in engineering by leading them in fun, hands-on challenges. Congrats Michelle on your College Edition award!


College Edition promotes the accomplishments of 3rd, 4th and 5th year engineering students by highlighting their academic success and student contributions to the industry and participating engineering society.  New Faces of Engineering College Edition is a program of the National Engineers Week Foundation and its partners.


3. New Faces of Engineering Professional Winner Highlight.

In 2003 the National Engineers Week Foundation began what has become an annual tradition of asking its members to nominate colleagues 30 years old or younger for consideration as one of the New Faces of Engineering. Now in its tenth year, this prestigious award is recognized by the engineering community as a top honor for young engineers. In 2012, this tradition of recognizing engineering excellence continued with a stellar class that included young professionals in energy, healthcare, the environment, infrastructure, water treatment and conservation and other fields. 


One of the 2012 New Faces of Engineering professional winners is Bridget Schuh.  Nominated by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Bridget,  29, is a civil engineer who specializes in storm water management. She is a strong advocate of reaching out to future engineers. Through numerous classroom visits, competitions, and community service activities, she has inspired many who may not otherwise have known about civil engineering or engineering in general.


4. DiscoverE Educator Award Winner Spotlight.

The DiscoverE Educator Awards spotlight educators who are inspiring tomorrow’s innovation generation in the classroom.  At the DiscoverE Summit on February 22, 2012, held at the Newseum in Washington DC, the engineering profession honored educators who are helping students discover engineering. This year’s winners and their nominating engineers illustrate all that’s right in America’s classroom today. Javaris Powell is one of those winners.  


A middle school engineering teacher for 11 years, Javaris Powell teaches engineering to 6-8th graders and actively participates in several engineering-related programs, including FIRST Lego League, G.E.T. S.E.T. Summer Math Academy, and the Spark Club Afterschool Engineering Club. In 2008, Javaris won the Chairman’s Choice Award for successfully advancing 58 of his 60 students at least two grade levels in mathematics. Javaris believes that the majority of his students only consider careers in sports or entertainment, so he works hard to show them that engineering is an interdisciplinary smorgasbord for learning. Now he is challenging his students to consider a new dream: engineering.


To see a video interview with Javaris Powell and the other top award winnners please visit:

5. EWeek Store Offerings

With spring graduation ceremonies just around the corner, check out these items for gifting that special someone:


For the high school senior going on to engineering school, a folding DiscoverE umbrella will fit into backpacks or duffels and give a certain cache on campus.  This item is $14.00.  To purchase please visit:


For engineering graduates, a DiscoverE travel mug will keep them company on their commute to their new job.  This item is $6.50.  To purchase please visit:




6. Local Events.

Join the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00am to 1:00pm for their first STEM event of their 100th year!  This event will be held at 3400 Innovation CT, SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan  49507.  This interactive workshop will encourage girls to pursue careers in engineering and is a great opportunity for girls to engage with engineers and do some fun, hands-on activities. A great opportunity for both individual girls and troops! This event is for 6th - 8th grade girls. Please call 616-784-3341 to register.


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