Engineers Week Feb 17 – 23 — Diversity of activities scheduled in Chicagoland

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Several events and activities are planned for Engineers Week 2019 in Chicago. The event, described as as ‘Time to Celebrate Engineering in Chicago”, includes initiatives to encourage women and minorities to consider engineering careers.

February 21: LEANING OUT movie

Screening of the new documentary movie: LEANING OUT- biographical movie of engineer Les Robertson- structural designer of original World Trade Center. Robertson plans to be in attendance. For tickets and registration see this link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leaning-out-and-looking-back-with-les-robertson-tickets-55378893762

February 21- Argonne Girls Day
https://www.anl.gov/education/introduce-a-girl-to-engineering-day

February 22- EWEEK Banquet
See www.thewashingtonaward.org. Congressman Lipinski generally attends, provides some commentary. Dozens of STEM students to be honored.

February 23 IIT (Rice Campus), Wheaton
Huge STEM EXPO (Last year there were 2000 attendees)
https://appliedtech.iit.edu/stemexpo

February 23, 24: CAC- ‘Engineering Fest’, 111 E. Wacker , Chicago
https://www.architecture.org/programs-events/detail/engineering-fest/

February 23: Northwestern – Girls Day
https://walkerwolverinespta.com/2019/01/22/northwestern-career-day-for-girls-feb-23/
https://nu-swe.weebly.com/career-day-for-girls.html

February 23: NSBE eweek program
This program targets African-American youth
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-nsbe-2019-engineers-week-expo-volunteers-tickets-54891241180

February 23: Black Creativity Career Showcase at the Museum of Science & Industry
https://www.msichicago.org/explore/whats-here/events/black-creativity-career-showcase/

Date to be determined: Chicago Engineers Foundation
https://www.chicagoengineersfoundation.org/events/national-engineers-week-2019/

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