World Engineers’ Day is an annual holiday for all engineers celebrated on September 15th. It was established to emphasize the great contribution of engineers to the development of society.
It is believed engineering originated in ancient Egypt. The first representative of this profession was Imhotep, who participated in the construction of the stepped pyramid. He is also the first to use columns in architecture. He lived about 2550 BC. Egyptian engineers came up with many devices that were used in the construction of the pyramids that have survived to this day.
Engineering has evolved rapidly throughout history. The most important steps were taken at the end of the 18th and 19th centuries. For example, engineer-inventors T. Savery and D. Watt gave impetus to the development of mechanical engineering by creating industrial machines. A. Volta, M. Faraday, T. Edison and many others worked in the field of electrical engineering. They produced many useful inventions: an electric light bulb, an electric motor, and the first telegraph network.
Without these specialists, we would not be able to enjoy beautiful buildings, bridges, drive cars, and use household appliances. After all, for the creation of all this, we have to thank the engineers. To support their hard work, it was decided to create a professional holiday – World Engineers’ Day.
- The elevator, which is now an integral part of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, was first invented in ancient Egypt. However, the engineer who developed it was quickly executed so that he could not talk about this device.
- The name of the profession started being actively used in the 16th century. In Holland, and later in England and Russia, designers and builders of bridges were called that.
How to take part
Encourage engineers on this day. If you have relatives and friends working in the field of engineering, congratulate them on their professional holiday and wish them success. Watch documentary channels such as Discovery Channel.
If you wish, you can try to design some simple device yourself. Watch tutorial videos on the Internet and choose for yourself what you want to do with your own hands.
When is World Engineers Day celebrated in 2023?
World Engineers Day is observed on September 15 each year.