National Engineers Week 2016


WHEREAS, Virginia is committed to training individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs and degrees; and

WHEREAS, engineers are professional practitioners within the STEM field who use scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to solve technical, societal, and commercial problems; and

WHEREAS, in a 21st century economy, engineers face many challenges when developing sustainable structures and systems; and 

WHEREAS, the Peninsula Engineers Council (PEC) is an inter-society council in Virginia dedicated to strengthening and promoting the engineering profession in the Peninsula area; and

WHEREAS, the PEC was founded in 1970 by Douglas Ensor of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers to bring the larger engineering community of the Peninsula into the recognition of National Engineers Week; and

WHEREAS, February 22–27, 2016, is National Engineers Week, which celebrates the contributions engineers make to society and encourages young adults and children to further their education in the field of engineering;  

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize February 22-27, 2016, as VIRGINIA NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.