(Via Ho’okele News)
National Engineers’ Week: 2014 Engineers’ Week ‘kick-off’ luncheon was held Feb. 18 at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki. Photo by Majella Stevenson
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific kicked off National Engineers’ Week Feb. 18 by reflecting on the contributions many of its engineering professionals bring to the organization.
“NAVFAC Pacific has a very diverse group of engineering professionals who have a wide-range of experience and bring a wealth of knowledge to the organization,” said Capt. Pete Lynch, NAVFAC Pacific vice commander.
“National Engineers’ Week is a great way to highlight what engineers do for our nation and what our engineers are doing for the Department of the Navy in the Pacific.”
National Engineers’ Week is held Feb. 16-22 and this year’s theme, “Let’s Make a Difference,” is suitable for
NAVFAC as it is a way to highlight what the organization’s engineers are doing for the command.
“The contribution that each engineer brings to the NAVFAC ohana is priceless and I am honored to work alongside such great professionals,” said Lynch. “Please help me congratulate our engineering force for their service and commitment to meeting NAVFAC’s mission to support the fleet and our nation.”
In honor of National Engineers’ Week, the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) recently organized engineering exhibits and a VEX robotic tournament at the Pearlridge Shopping Center.
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Honolulu Post and the HCES also hosted a kickoff Luncheon
Feb. 18 at the Banyan Tree Showroom at the Hale Koa Hotel. Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division deputy commanding general, served as the luncheon guest speaker and presented on “Engineering the Future.”
“The luncheon was a great way to start off National Engineers’ Week as it allowed various organizations to come together and network with other engineers around Hawaii,” said Majella Stevenson, NAVFAC Pacific supervisory civil engineer. “This week gives me the opportunity to truly recognize what an honor it is to be part of the NAVFAC family.”
Stevenson said there are several events sched-uled later in the week including a University of Hawaii College Engineering Career Day and an Engineers Week banquet to wrap-up the celebration.