The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched National Engineering Day, a celebration that aims to make the profession more visible and showcase the impact of engineering on the world, which will be held on November 2.
This year’s National Engineering Day will focus on how engineers are improving lives, from the small enhancements to the ground-breaking innovations that aim to tackle the biggest issues the worlds is facing today.
RAEng encourages businesses and individuals to get involved before and on November 2, by sharing a social post using the hashtag #NationalEngineeringDay, videos or case studies highlighting how engineers’ work improves lives.
“As world leaders prepare to gather at COP27, November 2022 marks a perfect point for us all to reflect on the skills needed to tackle the problems we face right now and how we can build a better future together,” said RAEng CEO Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE.
“This country has a rich engineering heritage, but we need more engineers from all backgrounds to tackle shared societal challenges such as climate change as well as meeting the needs of the UK economy,” she went on.
“On National Engineering Day, we encourage our community to showcase their own ground-breaking work, celebrate the engineers who improve our lives, and help us inspire the future engineers needed to create change.”
National Engineering Day has evolved from the This is Engineering campaign which was launched by the Academy in 2018.
The campaign focuses on changing perceptions about engineering and encouraging young people to take up careers in the profession.
This event aims to expand this reach further, by not only inspiring young people into the profession but also raising awareness within the general public of the vital work engineers do and providing an opportunity for the engineering community to celebrate the profession.
The Academy said there will be more opportunities for businesses to get involved too, as it has produced a community toolkit outlining all the ways companies can participate in the celebration.
To receive the toolkit or for information on how to get involved in National Engineering Day, companies can email: email@example.com
The RAEng said it will be releasing research, showcasing case studies and linking up with some surprise guests on National Engineering Day on its social media channels.