On February 22, the nation will celebrate engineering, and you can watch it
live!The National Academy of Engineering, ASCE and 29 other engineering
societies will announce the Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th
Century at the prestigious Newsmaker Luncheon at the National Press Club in
Washington, DC, on Tuesday, February 22, at 1:00 p.m., EST. The top 20
achievements were selected from nominations made by members of ASCE and
other engineering societies. Engineer and astronaut Neil Armstrong will make
the announcement and give a speech on how engineering changed our lives in
the 20th century. This is one of the major national events held during
National Engineers Week (Feb. 20-26).
The event will be carried live on a special Webcast at
http://www.connectlive.com so you can watch it on-line. The Webcast will be
archived for up to six months on the site. The event also will be carried on
C-SPAN and National Public Radio. (It is scheduled to air live, but due to
events in Congress, C-SPAN may air it later in the day. Please check the
C-SPAN listings at http://www.cspan.org on Feb. 22 and with your local NPR
Our multifaceted public relations effort doesn't stop there, so look for the
USA Today snapshot on Feb 23 http://www.usatoday.com , and watch your local
and national news on Feb. 22-23. We have prepared a special video news
release package, including commentary from Walter Cronkite and Neil
Armstrong and footage of the achievements, which will be fed via satellite
to all U.S. television stations so they can use it in their news programs.
For full details on the Great Engineering Achievements project, log on to
http://www.greatachievements.org after 1:00 p.m. EST on Feb. 22.