National Engineers Week was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951 to ensure a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. This annual recognition of the engineering industry falls on the same week as President George Washington’s birthday. Washington is considered the nation’s first engineer, particularly for his survey work.
National Engineers Week celebrates how engineers make a difference in our world and raises public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to our quality of life. In honor of National Engineers Week we asked some of our engineering and survey team members what they enjoy most about working at DiPrete and why they chose their specific fields. Here’s what we learned:
“I love figuring out how things work and how processes can be improved. Every project is different – there are never the same site conditions. It keeps you on your toes.” – Pamela Aybar, EIT, Project Engineer
“I enjoy the problem-solving nature of engineering but mostly I enjoy being around and getting to know the people I work with.” – Mark Hollis, Project Engineer
“We have a great collection of talent and personalities here. Our people really care about the quality of their work and the reputation of the firm, and the pride we put into what we do shows.” – Matt Sullivan, Engineering Technician
“Collaboration and communication on projects are key at DiPrete and everyone brings different strengths and ideas to the table. As a firm, I think we do an excellent job of blending this experience together to create the best possible outcome for our clients. It’s quite an honor to be part of that.” – Mike Gavitt, PLS, Senior Survey Project Manager
I enjoy working on the variety of projects that come through. Working on such a range of projects poses new challenges every day and keeps things interesting.” – Steven Hopfenberg, Land Planner
Happy National Engineers Week to all of those who contribute to the engineering industry on a daily basis.