AUGUST 2-3

27-02-2021

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ABOUT US

National Engineers Week was initiated to publicly promote the work and contributions of our nation's engineers. During this week, engineering professionals have a unique opportunity to increase public awareness of the positive contributions engineers make to their communities, to this nation and to the world. National Engineers Week has grown to involve tens of thousands of engineers in a variety of community outreach activities, including technology exhibits and presentations of student scholarships.


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Keynote Speaker: Paige Brown - A toolbox for your Engineering Career

Paige Brown is the cofounder and CEO of WindBorne Systems. Her company aims to help humanity adapt to climate change through superior weather forecasts powered by a new kind of weather balloon.

Paige began her journey into science at Bangor High School at the age of 16, researching pollution levels in her local streams and ultimately presenting her findings at the Intel Science Talent Search and International Science Fair. To tackle the phosphate pollution she discovered, she then developed a material capable of absorbing the pollutant from her streams.

After numerous awards for her work, she studied Materials Science at Stanford before being selected as a 2019 Thiel Fellow. She is currently working full-time on WindBorne to continue her efforts in the fight against climate change.

 

 

2021 Special Guest Speaker: Chris Cassidy

Chris Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and a US Navy SEAL. His first spaceflight was aboard the space shuttle Endeavor in 2009, and his most recent flight was last October aboard a Soyuz space craft, where he served as Commander of the International Space Station for 196 days. To date, Chris has completed ten space walks totaling nearly 55 hours and has spent 378 days in space.

As a Navy SEAL, Chris served in four deployments in Afghanistan and the Mediterranean. earning multiple awards including Bronze Stars with valor and a Presidential Unit Citation.

Chris graduated from York High School and considers Maine to be his home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The event will remain open 24/7 for 30 days. Therefore, you can attend whenever it’s convenient for you during this period of time. We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all of the live sessions of the event.
Send an email to tech@vfairs.com for any technical assistance.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with your colleagues by simply entering their email.