When you get a cool drink of water, wash your hair or water your garden, you probably don’t think about engineering. After you flush or watch gray water circle the drain, you forget it… but for WSSC, it’s what we do.
Did you know that engineers are crucial to protecting public health and getting clean, quality water to you?
WSSC is all about water. How to filter it, treat it, protect it, test it – you get the picture. During National Engineers’ Week or EWeek, we highlight the intersection of engineering and water. Engineers solve everyday problems and WSSC is chock full of engineers waiting to solve the next challenge.
Help tell the story of engineering by posting your EWeek photos, fun facts and videos on social media! Tag us, like and share our posts and we’ll do the same.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Join WSSC for the 25th anniversary of Discover Engineering Family Day! This event aims to introduce 4- 12th-grade students and their families to the wonders of engineering and the importance of technological literacy.
WSSC engineers will conduct hands-on demonstrations to show how we produce quality drinking water and safely treat wastewater. Event details
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Perfect for any girl who is interested in learning about the world of water and engineering! WSSC will host 50 girls engaging them in hands-on activities about water, engineering, and WSSC.
Featured in the program is career storytelling by female WSSC engineers who help to provide customers with safe and reliable drinking water every day and return clean water to our environment. Event details
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Facilitated by WSSC plant operators and engineers, 40 high school students will conduct laboratory experiments that replicate the stages of the wastewater treatment process: primary sedimentation, biological treatment, and secondary sedimentation. Students witness the intersection of engineering and water treatment and get an in-depth tour of the wastewater treatment plant.
Event details: Seneca
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A special EWeek edition of our unique STEM program: Engineering Academy. WSSC engineers and experts lead 7 – 12th-grade students through hands-on activities including meter testing, project design using Auto CAD software, instrument calibration and a water tower simulation.
Students also receive an in-depth tour of the WSSC Meter and Trade Shops.
In 1951, National Society of Professional Engineers founded National Engineers Week or EWeek, to ensure a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. EWeek raises public awareness of engineers' positive contributions and real-life solutions. It also promotes recognition of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth, to pursue engineering careers.