Collins Aerospace is a proud supporter of DiscoverE. The purpose of this annual activity is to recognize the contributions of engineers to our society and to promote engineering as a career. Since a large portion of our employee base is made up of engineers and technical professionals, we participate in Engineers Week activities around the world as a way to recognize and reward our employees for their contributions, as well as to encourage young people to consider engineering as a career.

Engineers Week is a staple of Collins Aerospace's K-12 education outreach programming. One particular activity, Introduce a Girl to Engineering, is aimed at reaching out to girls before they enter high school and introducing them to engineering-related career options that might be available to them. The activities also promote the continued study of math and science as building blocks for any career.

Collins Aerospace co-sponsors the Global Marathon, for and by women in engineering. The Future City Competition, also sponsored by Collins Aerospace, asks middle-school students to imagine, design and build cities of the future. For more information on local Collins Aerospace Engineers Week sponsored activities, please refer to our Engineers Week Activity Listing.

In partnership with the professional engineering organizations SWE, IEEE, IES and INCOSE, we participate in Engineers Week outreach activities across the world. Employee volunteers coordinate hands-on activities for K-12 students and mentor high school and college students in special events during this week.

For information on some of the contributions engineering and engineers have made to our world, see the Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century.

K-12 education outreach

Adriana Johnson

Engineering Experiences (K-12 Education Outreach)