America Gets Ready to Celebrate Engineering

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – February 19-25, 2012, is Engineers Week, or EWeek, a celebration of the engineering profession and a focal point for public awareness programs showcasing engineering and technology. This national event is held each year during the week of President George Washington’s Birthday; many consider George Washington to be the nation’s first engineer.
Schools, corporations, museums, government and media groups and technical organizations across the country will join together in the outreach effort, sponsoring various programs and activities to spotlight engineering and promote careers in the field.
A focus of EWeek 2012 will be science, technology, engineering and math education awareness, better known as STEM education, and many organizations will carry out programs that aim to create visibility for the profession in the precollege education sector. For instance, ASME (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) will conduct the Inspire Innovation workshop, which will bring together engineers and K-12 teachers for a daylong program of fun, enrichment and knowledge-sharing.
“A thrust of the workshop is to motivate K-12 students to consider careers in the engineering profession, and also to inspire K-12 teachers to incorporate engineering into lesson plans as well as learn about tools and resources that can influence effective classroom instruction,” said Victoria A. Rockwell, the president of ASME.
In another Engineers Week 2012 program, ASME is launching the “DiscoverE Educator Recognition Awards” to teachers in grades 6-12 who demonstrate success in inspiring students to discover engineering. The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C., site of other EWeek events, including the Future City competition.
While the nation’s capital will host several Engineers Week 2012 activities, towns and communities everywhere are encouraged to join in the celebration. Other staples of Engineers Week include “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” and the announcement of the “New Faces of Engineering,” which features rising stars of the profession.
Experts believe that the United States is facing a shortage of scientific and engineering talent and skills required to develop next-generation technologies enabling the U.S. to compete in the global market. Engineers Week goes a long way toward solving this problem, while also celebrating the many ways that engineers and engineering contribute to the betterment of our quality of life across the world. For information, visit www.asme.org.

America Gets Ready to Celebrate Engineering

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – February 19-25, 2012, is Engineers Week, or EWeek, a celebration of the engineering profession and a focal point for public awareness programs showcasing engineering and technology. This national event is held each year during the week of President George Washington’s Birthday; many consider George Washington to be the nation’s first engineer.
Schools, corporations, museums, government and media groups and technical organizations across the country will join together in the outreach effort, sponsoring various programs and activities to spotlight engineering and promote careers in the field.
A focus of EWeek 2012 will be science, technology, engineering and math education awareness, better known as STEM education, and many organizations will carry out programs that aim to create visibility for the profession in the precollege education sector. For instance, ASME (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) will conduct the Inspire Innovation workshop, which will bring together engineers and K-12 teachers for a daylong program of fun, enrichment and knowledge-sharing.
“A thrust of the workshop is to motivate K-12 students to consider careers in the engineering profession, and also to inspire K-12 teachers to incorporate engineering into lesson plans as well as learn about tools and resources that can influence effective classroom instruction,” said Victoria A. Rockwell, the president of ASME.
In another Engineers Week 2012 program, ASME is launching the “DiscoverE Educator Recognition Awards” to teachers in grades 6-12 who demonstrate success in inspiring students to discover engineering. The awards will be presented in Washington, D.C., site of other EWeek events, including the Future City competition.
While the nation’s capital will host several Engineers Week 2012 activities, towns and communities everywhere are encouraged to join in the celebration. Other staples of Engineers Week include “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” and the announcement of the “New Faces of Engineering,” which features rising stars of the profession.
Experts believe that the United States is facing a shortage of scientific and engineering talent and skills required to develop next-generation technologies enabling the U.S. to compete in the global market. Engineers Week goes a long way toward solving this problem, while also celebrating the many ways that engineers and engineering contribute to the betterment of our quality of life across the world. For information, visit www.asme.org.

World Capitalizes on Great Ideas

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Dozens of countries are coming together for the first time to host Global Entrepreneurship Week, a global initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity.

During Global Entrepreneurship Week, which lasts Nov. 17-23, 2008, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and to seek better ways to conduct business.

Commonwealth Capital Advisors (CCA), a 10-year-old American investment banking advisory firm with a global reach, is doing its part to support this effort in giving away 1 million abridged-edition e-books entitled, “The Secrets of Wall Street – Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies.”

CCA has become the advocate for the entrepreneur by specializing in assisting start-up and early-stage companies raise seed, development and expansion capital through the issuance of securities. The amounts can range from $100,000 to $20 million for operating companies and up to $100 million for REITs or other Investment Funds. CCA has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the legal, accounting and investment banking work product, just to license it to its users and to enable them to have a shot at their dream.

They have taken one of the most complex, arduous and expensive processes and reduced it to a simple, easy and inexpensive system. They have borne 90 percent of the cost and have done 90 percent of the work. It’s simply up to the entrepreneur to close the gap and finish the process of capitalizing one’s company and make their great ideas a reality.

You can get started by reading the abridged version of the e-book “The Secrets of Wall Street,” the most comprehensive guide to the world of raising capital. To download your personal copy, visit www.CommonwealthCapital.com and enter promotional code 1492.

For additional information about the 2008 Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit unleashingideas.org.

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – In 2008, from Nov. 17 to 23, millions of young people will attend events and network online – all to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

What will connect business-minded youth from over 70 countries? Global Entrepreneurship Week, the first worldwide event of its kind, was founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Make Your Mark Foundation to inspire and connect people. Governments, businesses, non-profits, schools, teachers and thousands of other organizations will participate.

For example, Commonwealth Capital Advisors, an American investment banking advisory services firm serving entrepreneurs worldwide, will give away 1 million eBooks telling aspiring entrepreneurs how to raise enough capital to start a business. Chile will hold a 10k race. The Netherlands will launch the week from the floor of Euronext, a pan-European stock exchange.

“We need engaged citizens who understand the value of rewarding innovation – from lowering the cost of doing business, to pursuing national policies that accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies in energy, health and other fields,” said Dr. Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

However, the week won’t just instruct future entrepreneurs in markets ranging from fashion to engineering. Many events hope to facilitate discussion about poverty, climate change and sustainability – issues that effect the business world. Organizations hope to tap the next generation’s enterprising and idealistic spirit to solve issues, like creating sustainable economic growth worldwide.

The week will help young people from Ecuador to Afghanistan to the U.S. exchange ideas and network. In an increasingly globalized world, open and international communication seems vital to solving today’s – and tomorrow’s – issues.

As British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “By unleashing the creativity and ideas of young people all over the world, we can create the successful products and businesses of tomorrow.

If you would like to view Commonwealth Capital’s eBook, visit www.CommonwealthCapital.com and use the promotional code 1492. For more more information about the 2008 Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit http://unleashingideas.org.