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Engineers Week begins Sunday

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[February 15, 2014]  Engineers Week is being celebrated Feb. 16-22 with activities planned across the nation to introduce children to the world of engineering.

Prairie Engineers of Illinois and other engineering firms and organizations in the Peoria area have underwritten the cost to offer free admission to all Peoria Riverfront Museum visitors on Sunday, Engineering Day. The museum will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., with demonstrations, hands-on activities and the opportunity to talk to engineers and explore engineering careers. Last year, over 2,200 people attended this event.

Elsewhere in the area, there will be a bridge-breaking competition for area high school students at White Oaks Mall in Springfield on Feb. 21 and classroom visits in the Bloomington-Normal area.

Engineers continue to experience a favorable job market, with demand for engineers expected to grow by 10 percent over the coming decade. Engineering is a very versatile degree, with career options spanning health care, agriculture, entertainment, business, environmental, infrastructure, aerospace, manufacturing and many more.

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More information about Engineers Week and careers in engineering is available online at

For more information about Engineering Day activities at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, click here (PDF).

[Text from file received from Prairie Engineers of Illinois]

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