Today, March 4th, 2023, marks a significant day for the engineering community as we celebrate World Engineering Day.
The day serves as a reminder of the critical role engineering plays in shaping our modern world, creating sustainable solutions for global challenges, and driving economic growth. As we face unprecedented environmental and social issues, the importance of engineering for sustainable development has become increasingly evident. Today, we recognize and honour the contributions of engineers and scientists in creating a better future for all.
Engineering is a field that has played a significant role in human progress and development throughout history. From the earliest tools and machines to the latest technological advancements, engineers have always been at the forefront of innovation and problem-solving. Today, with climate change and other global challenges threatening our future, the need for engineers to design sustainable solutions has never been greater.
UNESCO’s General Conference proclaimed March 4th as World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development during its 40th session in November 2019. The day aims to raise awareness of the critical role that engineering plays in modern life, particularly in mitigating the impact of climate change and advancing sustainable development, especially in Africa and small island developing states (SIDS).
As we face unprecedented challenges in the 21st century, it is essential that we encourage and support the next generation of engineers and scientists. By investing in education and research, we can ensure that future engineers will have the knowledge and tools they need to tackle the complex problems of our time. On this World Engineering Day, let us celebrate the vital work of engineers around the world and redouble our efforts to support sustainable development and a better future for all.
What Events are happening on World Engineering Day?
The official headline events are all going to be streamed live on Youtube (below). These will include a mix of local events, interviews with ambassadors and discussions on key engineering topics.
The timetable for the events are
- 9:00-11:00 – Hackathon Finalist and Winner Announcement Show
- 11:00-13:00 – World Federation of Engineering Organizations LIVE from Madrid Pre Record
- 13:00-14:00 – UNESCO LIVE from Paria. Smart city innovations for a more resilient world
- 14:00-15:00 – Mixed Media (EA, NZ Eng, Royal Academy, EWB, ICheme, IIT Bombay and More)
- 15:00-16:00 – Royal Academy of Engineers – Getting to net zero
- 16:00-17:30 – WFEO Webinar – Collaborative Engineering Initiatives
- 17:30-18:00 – Welcome Messages
- 18:00-19:00 – IES Women in Susainability Interviews – Prof Cheong Koon Hean, Sheetal Khullar, Nancy Chan & Dr Darian McBain
- 19:00-23:00 – World Federation of Engineering Organizations Event LIVE from Madrid
- 23:00-00:30 – WFEO Young Engineers Sustainable Cities Webinar
- 00:30-03:30 – Singapore-IES GreenFest 2023
- 03:30-06:00 – World Federation of Engineering Organizations LIVE from Madrid
- 6:00-8:00 – Hackathon Finalist and Winner Announcement Show
- 8:00-9:00 – Welcome Messages
- 9:00-10:00 – Mixed Media (EA, NZ Eng, Royal Academy, EWB, ICheme, IIT Bombay and More)
Alongside these official events are a huge number of events happening across the world, these are being run by Universities, schools and private companies.
You can find a full list of global events at worldengineeringday.net
- World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development is being celebrated on March 4th, 2023
- UNESCO proclaimed this day during its 40th session in November 2019
- The day aims to raise awareness of the critical role that engineering plays in modern life
- The events are streamed live on YouTube
- The official headline events are a mix of local events, interviews with ambassadors and discussions on key engineering topics
- Other events are being run by universities, schools and private companies
- The full list of global events can be found at worldengineeringday.net