A Call for Manufacturers and Engineers

Dear Friend:

National Engineers Week is February 17-23, 2013. I am part of a committee of engineers, educators and museum representatives who are organizing a week of activities promoting engineering to elementary through high school age children. Partners include Rock Valley College, local professional engineering societies and others. I am inviting your organization to participate in the Discovery Center event.

Discover Engineering will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16. It is being sponsored by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers-Rockford Chapter and TAC Rockford. The purpose of the event is to show elementary and middle school age children the many ways engineering impacts our lives…the products engineers create, the range of jobs relating to engineering, the many local companies that employ engineers, and simply to meet engineers and ask questions. We also combine the event with engineering badge workshops for scouts. Our attendance averages 400-800 people.

If your organization would like to participate, we ask that you staff a table (8-foot tables provided) with at least one person. Visual aids, give-aways, hands-on activities or demonstrations are encouraged. We are happy to help brainstorm ideas and find materials. Access to electrical power can be arranged. We ask that companies supply their own extension cords. There is no fee to participate and lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Ann Marie Walker, marketing manager at Discovery Center, by e-mail at annmariew@discoverycentermuseum.org or by phone at 815-963-6769. Space is limited.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Ann Marie Walker

Marketing Manager

Discovery Center Museum