2017 Engineers Week: Introduce a Girl to Engineering
Established by the National Society of Professional Engineers, Engineers Week (February 19–25, 2017), is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference.
During Engineers Week, February 23rd is celebrated as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! Girl Day is a worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the fascinating world of engineering. Thousands of people–engineers, teachers and others–act as Role Models and educate girls about how engineers change our world. This simple act has turned many girls on to engineering & technology careers. In honor of Girl Day we highlight 2 of BME’s engineers making a difference.
Rebecca Glitch is an Engineer specializing in site engineering and design. She has over 5 years of experience, and started with BME as an intern prior to graduation from Syracuse University. Rebecca enjoys the teamwork aspect her role entails from project to project. The collaboration of different perspectives and knowledge make for a creative an inspiring environment that she finds rewarding. Rebecca is also active in the Rochester Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and was recently honored as SWEet Engineer of the Month.