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NRCS Celebrates National Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is celebrating National Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24. Engineers Week was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951 to promote technical literacy, raise awareness of the importance of a technical education, and inspire students to pursue careers in engineering. Each year, NSPE sponsors the Federal Engineer of the Year Award to recognize outstanding professional accomplishments and civic contributions.  

NRCS employs many engineers who have specialized skills in agricultural technology, erosion control, software development, water management, structural design, construction, hydraulics, soil mechanics, and environmental protection. Additionally, NRCS also employs those with general engineering skills. Job assignments may include restoring streams and wetlands; rehabilitating watershed structures; controlling erosion; developing water systems for livestock; modernizing and improving irrigation water use; biosystems for urban ag; conserving energy; or managing agricultural waste. Learn more at

The National Engineers Week celebration includes a virtual roundtable with NRCS engineers for high school/college students on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. ET. A diverse panel of our youngest and brightest engineers will map out how to chart a career path in conservation engineering. 

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