– National Engineering Day 2022 shines a light on how engineers are shaping the world

November 01, 2022

Celebrating the UK engineering sector, the Royal Academy of Engineering encourages the community to get involved in National Engineering Day.

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The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched National Engineering Day, which aims to make the profession more visible and show how engineers shape the world around us. In 2022, National Engineering Day is held on November 2.

This year’s National Engineering Day focuses on how engineers make life better – from small improvements that improve our daily lives to groundbreaking innovations that help us solve the biggest problems facing the world today.

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to get involved on November 2 – using the hashtag #NationalEngineeringDay – by sharing a social post, video or case study highlighting how they are improving lives.

Companies will also have more opportunities to get involved. The Academy has produced a community toolkit outlining all the ways businesses can get involved in the celebration. To receive the toolkit or to find out how to participate in National Engineering Day, companies can email: [email protected]

The Academy will publish research, showcase case studies and meet surprise guests on National Engineering Day. Keep an eye on the Academy’s social media (LinkedIn: Royal Academy of Engineering; Twitter: @ThisEng; Instagram: @ThisisEngineering 😉 for more information.

Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering, comments: “As world leaders prepare to meet at COP27, November 2022 marks an ideal time for all of us to reflect on the skills needed to solve the problems facing us. we are facing right now and how to build a better future together.

“This country has a rich engineering heritage, but we need more engineers from all walks of life to tackle common societal challenges such as climate change and meet the needs of the UK economy. On National Engineering Day engineering, we encourage our community to showcase their own groundbreaking work, celebrate the engineers who improve our lives, and help us inspire the future engineers needed to create change.

National Engineering Day grew out of the This is Engineering campaign launched by the Academy in 2018. The campaign aims to change perceptions of engineering and encourage young people to pursue careers in the profession.

National Engineering Day aims to extend this reach, not only by inspiring young people in the profession, but also by raising awareness of the vital work that engineers do and providing the engineering community with an opportunity to celebrate the profession. .

Robert M. Larson