It’s National Engineers Week in the U.S., and we’re celebrating here at FIRST®! Engineers Week is an annual celebration that was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951. The goal? To bring awareness to engineers’ contributions to society, along with promoting the importance of STEM education.

We asked our community to share why they engineer, and were inspired by the response! Here are a few of our favorite examples:

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There’s even an Engineers Week shout-out from the International Space Station!

Why do you engineer? Join the conversation by using #Iengineerbecause.