National Engineers Week turns 50 this year and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) has created a Sightseer's Guide to Engineering. This web-base travel guide, found at www.eweek.org, is a state-by-state guide that includes engineering achievements around the U.S. It's not too late to enter your suggestion for the celebration, scheduled for February 18-24.
And speaking of the NSPE's site, you can check their most recent salary survey to see where you stand among your peers. In addition, check out some of the other activities sponsored by the group:
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day—February 22, a forum for corporations, government agencies, and engineering groups to encourage girls to become engineers.
National Engineering Design Challenge—a hands-on program in which high school teams design, build, and demonstrate a working model of a new product that solves a public need. This year's challenge is to come up with a design that will make life easier for folks with disabilities. The program is sponsored by the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) and more information can be found at www.jets.org.