The Nation’s Engineers: USACE Southwestern Division highlights its diversity during Engineer Week

Published Feb. 23, 2015
Feb. 22-28 is National Engineers Week

Feb. 22-28 is National Engineers Week

Dallas--National Engineers Week is Feb. 22-28, and the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will highlight the diversity of its people and jobs during the week. 

“The Army Corps of Engineers is known as the Nation’s Engineers,” said Brig. Gen. David C. Hill, SWD Commander, “because our nation turns to us to solve both simple and complex engineering issues.  We built many of iconic American landmarks like the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, but we also build things close to home, such as locks and dams, and levees and ports.  We have a diverse workforce across the full spectrum of science, technology, engineering and math disciplines, and we plan towards the future with our STEM initiatives with local schools and universities.”

Throughout the week, SWD will highlight its engineers on social media, including Dr. Michael C. Sterling, who was recently honored nationally as the Black Engineer of the Year (Government Category). 

On Thursday, Feb. 26, SWD will join the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for presentations by a NASA astronaut and a Tuskegee Airman to local school children.  The presentations are sponsored by the EPA. 

SWD will also be partnering with the Dallas Post of the Society of American Military Engineers ( to share information about their National Engineers Week activities.  Many SWD engineers are members of that professional organization.  

Information and coverage regarding all activities will be posted online at #SWDeweek. 

For more information, contact SWD Public Affairs at or (469) 487-7107.






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