In preparation for national engineering celebrations, manufacturing industry groups have teamed up with Modern Machine Shop (MMS) to produce multimedia presentations of manufacturers in action.
Engineers Week will take place Feb. 17-23, with Feb. 21 marked as a special Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, during which events and educational topics will be geared toward girls and young women. The week will involve engineering-related events around the country, including educational and training sessions, meet-and-greets and an Engineers Week Banquet in Indiana.
Following the wake of Manufacturing Day, Engineers Week is another national event to celebrate aspects of manufacturing and introduce them to a younger generation and potential future industry professionals.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) collaborated with MMS to produce a video spotlighting Rebecca Miller, a quality control engineer at GE Aviation, who explains the ins and outs of her job and why she loves working for her company. Miller’s job involves checking manufacturing, assembly and other production aspects to ensure GE aircraft components conform to the tight tolerances the aviation industry requires.
“I enjoy that our parts are so complicated because every day you see something,” Miller says, as she walks through a day in her job. “At the end of the day I get to see a plane fly, and I know I’m a part of that.”
The video will be sent out to 4,800 middle schools around the country by the SME Education Foundation in time for Engineers Week activities. To see the video, click here.