Celebrated in honor of George Washington, long considered America’s first engineer, Engineers Week encompasses George Washington’s actual birthday on February 22. Its purpose is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It’s also a great time to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.
For middle school and up, join Wilson Public Library Friday, February 16 at 1:00pm to watch a movie based on a true story. About a group of Hispanic students who form a robotics club, enter a national contest, and with $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, compete against reigning champion MIT, this movie is sure to get you “geared up” for Engineers Week! This film is rated PG-13, so under 13 with an adult, please.