DiscoverE seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession and technology by emphasizing engineers' positive contributions to society.
To help students better understand the practical applications of mathematical and scientific principles the National Engineers Week Committee sponsors the Annual National Engineers Week Future City Competition™.
The Pittsburgh Regional Competition was held January 18, 2014 at Carnegie Music Hall. The first place team, St. Bede School, wins a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the national finals during National Engineers Week in February.
DiscoverE provides the airfare and hotel accommodations for the five winning team members from each region. Team members are responsible for all additional expenses such as ground transportation and meals.
The National First Place team will win a trip to the U.S. Space Camp. Other prizes include scholarships, computers and savings bonds. In addition, teams were eligible for special awards and recognition sponsored by engineering societies and other organizations.
Sponsored in part by Shell Oil Company and Bettis Laboratory