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Celebrating National Engineers Week 2019, Feb. 17-23

By , - Last modified: February 26, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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Engineers have been celebrating National Engineers Week since 1951.

The week’s timing — Feb. 17-23 this year — is no accident. It coincides with George Washington’s birthday, which falls on Feb. 18. Washington, of course, was the nation’s first president. But he also is considered the nation’s first engineer, thanks to his agricultural, military, engineering and land-surveying skills.

In Central Pennsylvania, the week’s festivities are overseen by the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council, which bestows four awards each year. Read about the 2019 winners here.

Plus, we look into the $1 billion project that will remake Interstate 83 as it snakes around Harrisburg, and an engineer’s perspective on the state of Pennsylvania’s infrastructure.

We hope you come away with a fresh view of a field whose handiwork affects us all in one way or another.

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