World Engineering Day

Join the global celebration!

Date: March 4, 2023

While many countries celebrate their own national engineering days, weeks, or months throughout the year, DiscoverE launched the first annual Global Day of the Engineer in 2016 as a way to collectively recognize engineers worldwide.

In 2020, this global celebration was renamed World Engineering Day as a joint venture with UNESCO and WFEO to highlight engineers’ achievements around the world and improve the public understanding of the importance of engineering and technology. Join us!



World Engineering Day is a global celebration of how engineers, technicians, and technologists make a difference.

  1. Celebrate engineers in your life. Honor colleagues, family, and friends by:
    • Taking a minute to say thank you.
    • Recognizing an engineer’s achievements in your organization’s newsletter.
    • Nominating an engineer you admire for an award.
  2. Join us on social media for #WorldEngineeringDay. Share photos of #WhatEngineersDo:
    • Engineering projects you work on or admire.
    • You and your project teams.
    • Engineers you want to recognize for their good work or inspiration.
    • Engineering celebrations (example: from your Engineers Day, Week or Month events).
    • Quotes about being an engineer.
      AND some selfies!
  3. Host a World Engineering Day event.
    • Plan a coffee or lunch with a few colleagues or host a larger celebration in-person or virtually.
    • Invite an inspiring speaker to deliver a virtual or live talk on World Engineering Day

54% of Global Engineer Survey respondents believe that we will have a shortage of engineers in the future.

Global survey

In 2020, DiscoverE’s Global Engineer Survey set out to explore the future of engineering—such as daunting global challenges, our ability to solve these challenges, factors that might limit our ability, and what might be the next big frontier in engineering.

Here’s what 10,077 engineers from 119 countries had to say:

  • With the right support, 18-24 year old engineers, technicians and technologists are the most optimistic that they can solve global challenges.
  • Top four global challenges for engineers in the next 25 years:
    1. Securing cyberspace
    2. Economical clean energy
    3. Sustaining land and oceans
    4. Sustainable and resilient infrastructure
  • The #1 factor necessary to solve global challenges is more support from government and policy makers.
  • 96% of engineers say that volunteering with primary and secondary students to introduce them to engineering is important.

Want to see more survey results? 

Schedule and hashtags

Sunday, February 20: #Eweek2022 Kick Off

Monday, February 21: Launch of #WhatEngineersDo campaign

Wednesday, February 23: Persist Series: From Surviving to Thriving

Thursday, February 24: Celebrate #GirlDay2022 + Chats with Change Makers 

Saturday, February 26: Last Day of #Eweek2022

Friday, March 4: Celebrate #WorldEngineeringDay


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