7,000 Washington students inspired by Boeing engineers

More than 250 Boeing employees inspire the next generation during Engineer Week

March 20, 2017 in Our Community

An image from an engineering challenge video played for students during classrooms visits. After watching the video explaining the effect of air on wings, students tried to design their own.

Boeing and Curiosity Machine

For Conrad Ball, Boeing’s observance of Engineers Week (E-Week) was more than simply recognizing and celebrating the 50,000 employees who make up the company’s engineering and technical community.

Rather, he said, it was an opportunity to share the amazing work that Boeing engineers do every day.

“During E-Week, the entire Boeing technical community comes together to share and showcase the many opportunities and resources available to Boeing teammates throughout the year,” said Ball, an engineering executive leader. “Also, it’s a thrill to see the excitement of the students. Our engineers inspire the students and leave even more excited about our profession.”

During this year’s Engineers Week, more than 250 Boeing employee volunteers fanned out across more than 235 classrooms over seven Washington school districts. They led more than 7,000 students in series of engineering experiments and discussions.

Boeing’s observance of Engineers Week also focused on the engineering community inside Boeing. Employees participated in numerous enterprise, regional, site and community events for knowledge sharing among Boeing engineers and others.

By Deborah Feldman and William Wilson