Illinois (Chicago)

Regional Coordinator: Don Wittmer, P.E.

Chicago Regional Links

National Competition and Engineering Week Links

Engineering Societies


Fun Links and Outreach Programs

Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest Site - The Bridge Design Contest is a nationwide competition intended to promote math, science, and technology education in U.S. elementary schools. The contest provides students with a realistic introduction to engineering through engaging, hands-on design experience. All U.S. students in grades K through 12 are eligible. Contestants may compete individually or in teams of two.

Zoom into Engineering - A joint project of ZOOM and National Engineers Week, ZOOM has created materials for engineers to use with kids in classrooms, after-school programs, libraries, and even malls!

First - An organization to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

ACE Mentor Program - Career directions for students in Engineering, Architecture, and Construction

MATHCOUNTS - The mission of MATHCOUNTS is to increase enthusiasm for and enhance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States.  With the generous support of all MATHCOUNTS sponsors and volunteers and leadership of the National Society of Professional Engineers at the local and state levels, MATHCOUNTS is providing today's students with the foundation for success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers.  MATHCOUNTS is a national enrichment, coaching, and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory.