Text: H.Res.104 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H. Res. 104 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
H. RES. 104

  Supporting the goals and ideals of National Engineers Week, and for 
                            other purposes.



                           February 18, 2011

   Mr. Lipinski (for himself, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Barton of Texas, Ms. 
 Bordallo, Ms. Edwards, Ms. Matsui, Mr. McKinley, Ms. Richardson, Mr. 
Wu, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Honda, Ms. Fudge, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Calvert, and Mr. 
  Holt) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the 
              Committee on Science, Space, and Technology



  Supporting the goals and ideals of National Engineers Week, and for 
                            other purposes.

Whereas engineers employ their scientific knowledge and analytical skills for 
        the betterment of the United States;
Whereas engineers have helped meet the major global challenges of our time, 
        including providing state-of-the-art transportation and information 
        technology infrastructures, enhancing national security, and developing 
        the clean energy technologies needed to power the people of the United 
        States into the future;
Whereas engineers are a crucial link in research, development, and the 
        transformation of scientific discoveries into useful products and jobs, 
        as the people of the United States look more than ever to engineers and 
        their imagination, knowledge, and analytical skills to meet the 
        challenges of the future;
Whereas the sponsors of National Engineers Week are working together to 
        transform the engineering workforce through greater inclusion of women 
        and underrepresented minorities;
Whereas the 2010 National Academy of Sciences report entitled ``Rising Above The 
        Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5'' emphasizes 
        that a primary driver of the future economy and the creation of jobs 
        will be innovations derived from advances in science and engineering, 
        and states that ``while only four percent of the nation's work force is 
        composed of scientists and engineers, this group disproportionately 
        creates jobs for the other 96 percent.'';
Whereas the mission of the National Engineers Week Foundation is to sustain and 
        grow a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, 
        celebration, and volunteerism as needed to replace the increasing number 
        of the approximately 2,000,000 engineers in the United States that are 
        nearing retirement;
Whereas National Engineers Week has grown into a formal coalition of more than 
        100 professional societies, major corporations, and government agencies 
        that are dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated engineering 
        workforce, promoting literacy in science, technology, engineering, and 
        math, and raising public awareness and appreciation of the contributions 
        of engineers to society;
Whereas National Engineers Week is celebrated during the week of George 
        Washington's birthday to honor the contributions that our first 
        President, a military engineer and land surveyor, made to engineering; 
Whereas, February 20, 2011, to February 26, 2011, has been designated as 
        National Engineers Week by the National Engineers Week Foundation and 
        the theme is ``Engineers Make A World of Difference: A Celebration of 
        Engineer Volunteerism'': Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) supports the goals and ideals of National Engineers 
        Week to increase understanding of and interest in engineering 
        and technology careers and to promote technological literacy 
        and engineering education; and
            (2) continues to work with the engineering community to 
        ensure that the creativity and contributions made by engineers 
        can be expressed through research, development, 
        standardization, and innovation.