National Engineers’ Week slated for Feb. 19-25 – Canon City Daily Record

Engineering is a profession marked with many different opportunities to earn a good living while
making a difference in the world. There are many branches of the field ranging from Civil,
Ceramic, Mechanical, Structural, Medical, and Manufacturing to name a few. there are
opportunities to design, build, and maintain our infrastructure, buildings, and space travel.

Since 1951, National Engineers Week has been celebrated during February to
coincides with the actual birthday of George Washington on the 22nd. President Washington was
not only the Father of our Country but he is also considered to be the nation’s first engineer,
primarily because of his surveying work early in his career. This year, National Engineers Week
is February 19-25 with the theme ‘Creating the Future.’

The National Society of Professional Engineers started National Engineers Week to bring the
outstanding, influential work of engineers into the spotlight. The NSPE wants to encourage
diversity within the engineering profession and ensure that there are enough engineers in the
future. By working together to develop new technologies, products, and opportunities, engineers
create new possibilities that make the world a better place.

Toward that emphasis, the Fremont County Engineering Scholarship Foundation Inc was
founded in 1996 with the mission to financially assist students graduating from the high schools
in Canon City, Florence, and Cotopaxi who are seeking to obtain engineering degrees from
accredited engineering college programs.

The Fremont County Engineering Scholarship Foundation Inc is currently helping to support
eight former graduates from the Fremont County high schools in their pursuit of an engineering
degree. These students are now attending the University of Colorado- Boulder, Colorado State
University- Fort Collins, Colorado School of Mines- Golden, and Denver University- Denver.
Engineering is a profession worthy of a young person’s consideration.

2023 Engineering Scholarship

The Fremont County Engineering Scholarship Foundation Inc will once again offer one scholarship to a student from one of the three high schools in Fremont County who will be furthering their education at an engineering college. The amount this year will be $4,000 to be paid in the amount of $500 each semester. Students interested in applying for this scholarship must obtain details from their school’s registrar.

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