Rep. Lipinski Recognizes National Engineers Week
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has introduced a resolution in support of National Engineers Week, which is being celebrated the last week of February. As a former educator and one of just a dozen trained engineers in Congress, Lipinski introduces this resolution every year in order to highlight the critical role that engineers play in building our nation and the need to encourage more young people to pursue a career in engineering.
“Engineering is problem solving, and we need more engineers to help solve many of the problems that face our nation and the world,” said Rep. Lipinski. “I am a strong believer that improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels is among the most important steps we can take to ensure that America remains the most technologically innovative country in the world, and our children receive an education that will allow them to succeed in the jobs of today and tomorrow.”
National Engineers Week focuses on celebrating how engineers make a difference in our world, increasing public dialogue about the need for more engineers, and bringing engineering to life for children, educators, and parents. This year's theme is “Engineering New Horizons."
In the House, Congressman Lipinski serves on the Science, Space, and Technology committee. He is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, and also sits on the Subcommittee on Energy.
Rep. Lipinski is a leader in Congress in promoting commercialization of federally funded scientific research; boosting American manufacturing; strengthening cybersecurity; developing safer and more efficient transportation technologies; advancing alternative energy development; improving STEM education at all levels; and ensuring that America leads the way in next-generation technologies.
At the local level, Lipinski has worked to promote the importance of STEM education and to encourage students – through programs such as Project Infinite Green – to consider careers in STEM fields. He has done this through classroom visits, meeting with Third District students visiting Washington, D.C., and publicizing local programs that aim to increase student performance and interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
For more information on National Engineers Week, visit discovere.org.