Australian Engineering Week recognises achievements and contributions
This week is Australian Engineering Week where we recognise the achievements and contribution the profession has made to this Country.
Kicking off today, a variety of different events are taking place in each State including site tours, Open Days and Women in Engineering events. To find out what is happening in your area, head to the Australian Engineering Week website.
Be sure to keep up to date with Canstruction, a competition between corporate teams to build life-sized structures entirely of canned food! The competition aims to not only demonstrate the skills of engineers, but also provide for the wider, less fortunate community by donating all cans from the competition to Foodbank.
This week gives us the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution that Australian engineers make to the economy, as well as their social and technical influence on everyday life. In fact, many of the elements you see around you will have in some way been designed or manufactured by an engineer. We are a country with a rich history of invention; Google Maps, the ultrasound and the black box flight recorder (just to name a few!) There will always be a need for engineers, and this will not be affected by commodity prices or slowing growth in neighbouring countries. Rather, with the necessary support, tools and seedbeds for ideas to flourish, young people will be inspired to enter in to the industry and ‘mine minds’, not just minerals.
In times of change or instability, the key to growth is to foster the environment of which Australian Engineers create and construct these inventions that are sold and globally dispersed.
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To stay connected this week, follow @EngAustralia on Twitter or check out the hashtag #DiscoverEngineering.