National Engineers Week was initiated to publicly promote the work and contributions of our nation's engineers. During this week, engineering professionals have a unique opportunity to increase public awareness of the positive contributions engineers make to their communities, to this nation and to the world. National Engineers Week has grown to involve tens of thousands of engineers in a variety of community outreach activities, including technology exhibits and presentations of student scholarships.
In Maine, Engineers Week has been celebrated through an annual E-Week Banquet and EXPO, where engineers, educators, and students have gathered for hands-on activities and workshops to learn about engineering and what engineers do.
The Maine Engineering Promotional Council (MEPC) works behind the scenes to increase the visibility of engineering in Maine through the two E-Week events where we attract 1700 +/- people each year. The annual E-Week events are held at either the University of Maine in Orono or the University of Southern Maine in Gorham to cover most of the state.
The MEPC board is comprised of academic and industry members who all are committed to raising awareness of engineering through the Banquet and EXPO E-Week events.
2015-2016 Board Members
- Mark Bergeron, P.E. (Maine DEP)
- Nancy Chapman, US Navy/DOD
- Andrew Cote (Bath Iron Works)
- Lin Lin, PhD (University of Southern Maine)
- Pete Mickelson, P.E. (TBM Associates)
- Mohamad Musavi, PhD (University of Maine)
- Jude Pearse (University of Maine)
- Be Schonewald, P.E. (Schonewald Engineering Associates)
- Jim Smith, PhD (University of Southern Maine)
- Victoria Wingo (University of Maine)