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SR-77 (2017-2018)

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Enrolled  February 23, 2018
Passed  IN  Senate  February 22, 2018


Senate Resolution No. 77

Introduced by Senator Cannella

January 24, 2018

Relative to Engineers Week


SR 77, Cannella.

WHEREAS, The week of February 18, 2018, to February 24, 2018, is being observed by state and national engineering organizations as Engineers Week, during which time a number of observances will take place in California; and
WHEREAS, Engineers Week is celebrating its 67th anniversary with the theme, Engineers: Inspiring Wonder; and
WHEREAS, Engineers Week promotes recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth to pursue engineering careers and participate in a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce; and
WHEREAS, California leads the world in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, inspiring and preparing all of its students to seize the opportunities of the global society through innovation, inquiry, collaboration, and creative problem solving; and
WHEREAS, According to the National Society of Professional Engineers, there are more than 2,000,000 practicing engineers in the United States, and it is estimated by the United States Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) that there are over 328,000 practicing engineers in the State of California; and
WHEREAS, Engineers’ work drives our economy, and many experts predict that the United States needs to produce more engineers in order to meet future demand and to stay competitive in the global marketplace; and
WHEREAS, Engineers practice in a number of important specialties, including civil, mechanical, electrical, structural, geotechnical, chemical, control systems, fire protection, nuclear, industrial petroleum, metallurgical, agricultural, and traffic, and through these special disciplines a complete range of engineering services is provided to both the private and public sectors in California; and
WHEREAS, Professional engineers are leaders in the development of more efficient, environmentally sustainable, technologically advanced designs relating to water quality, sewage treatment, sanitary engineering, flood control, structural integrity of buildings and bridges, seismic safety, cleanup of hazardous waste and toxic sites, and public transportation, including highways, rail, waterways, and airports; and
WHEREAS, California’s engineers apply their unique knowledge and skill to help communities grow, thrive, remain safe, and are truly dedicated to building a better California; and
WHEREAS, It is appropriate at this time to recognize the contributions of engineering professionals to the betterment of humankind; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That in recognition of the services bestowed upon the citizens of the State of California by engineers, the Senate hereby recognizes the week of February 18, 2018, to February 24, 2018, as Engineers Week; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.