STEMM Idol Speaker Capt. David Simpson

Students are invited to celebrate engineering during homeroom periods with guest speaker Capt. Dave Simpson of the United States Air Force.

Capt. Simpson is an instructor and course director at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Civil Engineer School where he has taught for the last six years. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Civil engineers are in charge of planning, designing, constructing and operating facilities essential to modern life while keeping efficiency, sustainability and longevity in mind. Come learn more about the field during the 2014 National Engineers Week, also known as “E-week.”

Cities and organizations across the country will recognize E-week February 16-22 with activities and events. This year’s theme is “Let’s Make a Difference.” Organizers are encouraging young people to consider engineering and celebrate the work of engineers during the week.

“I personally know that engineering offers an exciting career for anyone who wants to make a difference in the future, whether it’s developing sustainable energy sources or finding a nutritious way to feed the world or building the infrastructure we need to support a growing population,” said Ellen Kullman, CEO of Dupont and honorary chair of E-week.

Learn more about National Engineers Week at