Engineers Week

At the national level, Engineers Week is sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation, a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations, and government agencies. The Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit entity, is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and careers in technology among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science.

The National Society of Professional Engineers founded the first National Engineers Week in 1951 to raise public understanding and appreciation of engineers' contributions to society. It is held during the week of George Washington's birthday. President Washington was a military engineer and land surveyor. Engineers Week is among the oldest of America's professional outreach efforts. To reflect the global nature of engineering and Engineers Week partners, the event was re-designated as Engineers Week without “National” in the name.

The Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) has been in existence since 1965. It is an umbrella organization for the engineering societies in Hawaii with seventeen member organizations. Our charter is "to improve the public image of engineers, encourage registration of all qualified engineers, and to stimulate qualified students in public and private schools to enter engineering and related sciences as their life work." HCES has been celebrating Engineers Week in Hawaii since 1965.


2017 Engineers Week

Date: February 19 - 25, 2017


Mayor's Proclamation Ceremony:
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3:00pm at the Mayor's Office (Honolulu Hale)

Governor's Proclamation Ceremony:
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:30am at the State Capitol

Engineering Exhibits:
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Windward Mall

VEX Robotics Tournament:
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Windward Mall

Engineers Week Kick-Off Luncheon:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Hale Koa Hotel
Click here for registration form.

Engineers Week Banquet: 
Saturday, February 27, 2017 at Koolau Ballrooms and Conference Center
To download registration form and pay by check, click here. To register online and pay by credit card, click here.

Guest Speaker at Banquet: 

Click here for the National Engineers Week Foundation Official Website