Year of the Engineer | Science Museum of Minnesota

Year of the Engineer

Celebrate the Hidden Heroes

Engineers are around us every day. They create and enable our devices, power our homes, and design the roads we take to work every day. And they are in high demand. There are 1.6 million engineering jobs in the United States right now, and that number is expected to grow by 33% in the next ten years.

We don’t always appreciate the important work that engineers do to save lives, keep us safe, and make our daily existence comfortable. It’s easy to take these everyday innovations for granted. But in our technology-rich world, the creativity of an engineer is key to building a strong economy.

While millions of new engineering jobs are emerging, students rank engineering of lower interest than other science and STEM-related topics. It is up to us to inspire dreamers and encourage the next generation of engineers. All it takes is a little exposure and a bit of excitement.

Scroll down to see some of the exciting exhibits and events that will celebrate the Year of the Engineer—and be sure and check back as we add more about our events and programs.

Celebrate the Hidden Heroes
Presented by
3M
Sponsored by
Cargill
Comcast
Donaldson
Flint Hills Resources
H.B. Fuller Company Foundation
Ingersoll Rand
U.S. Bank
With support from

JIM & JAN SEIFERT

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES OF MINNESOTA
ANDERSEN CORPORATION
BIO-TECHNE
BARR
J&B GROUP HOME OF NO NAME
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EXAMINERS FOR ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING
RYAN COMPANIES
ULTEIG