City Celebrates Engineers Week
(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The City of Fayetteville’s Engineering Division will be celebrating Engineers Week by hosting an E-Week Fair at City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 21. Citizens, engineering partners and City employees will be invited to join the division for presentations, demonstrations, food, fun and giveaways related to the engineering field. The event will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The goal of the City of Fayetteville’s Engineers Week event is to translate the purpose of the national celebration into something that increases awareness amongst employees and citizens of what function engineers have within the City. It will inspire the next generation of local engineers to explore technical fields and consider the prospect of lending their talents to service in municipal employment. It also will allow the City to share stories of success of engineering staff with the public by highlighting current and past projects and endeavors that benefit the Fayetteville community. The citizens will benefit from experiencing a more transparent local government, leaving with a better understanding of how their tax dollars are used to provide infrastructure and services within the City. Likewise, the City benefits from the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to maintaining a high quality built environment, as well as providing employees with an opportunity to collaborate to share knowledge, experience and better learn the capabilities of equipment and technology available in the industry.
The City’s Engineering Division is excited to share this event with City staff, members of City Council, citizens and students. The division has invited several student groups from surrounding colleges and universities to encourage participation. Throughout the four-hour event, the audience will experience engineering in several ways, including booths and displays set up by City staff groups, to include engineering, stormwater, traffic services, construction management and project management to inform participants of different aspects of the work they do. They will also be invited to watch demonstrations or receive information from the City’s partners in engineering, including engineering firms, product and equipment suppliers and educators. Additionally, a series of more formal presentations will be conducted to explore the details of specific projects or other topics of interest within the field of engineering.
To learn more about what the Engineering Division of the City of Fayetteville does, please visit our website at https://fayettevillenc.gov/government/city-departments/engineering-infrastructure/engineering-division or follow us on Twitter @FayNC_PubServ.