Holy applied mathematics! It’s Engineers Week

The IID Board of Directors recognized the district’s engineers during Engineering Week 2020. COURTESY PHOTO

Engineers are often portrayed as a comic Hollywood stereotype of some socially-awkward nebbish, wearing horned-rimmed glasses and a white, collared short-sleeved shirt, complete with pocket protector. Yet the reality about engineering and the men and women engaged in it is nothing so absurd. Many of our daily activities, including crossing a bridge, cooking dinner, watching TV and turning on a water tap, owe something to an engineer.

Feb. 21-27 is Engineers Week. Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, Engineers Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

Holy applied mathematics! It’s Engineers Week

Imperial County Deputy Director of Public Works Veronica Atondo is a civil engineer and surveyor. IVP FILE PHOTO

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