CDG celebrates Engineers Week at Huntsville banquet

Nearly 200 engineering professionals, students and city officials gathered to attend the annual Huntsville Area Engineers Week Banquet hosted by the Huntsville Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This year’s banquet had a record number of registrants and sponsors.

“The EWeek Celebration in Huntsville is a great event that brings together a diverse group of professionals and recognizes the commonalities of hard work and innovation that are shared among all engineering disciplines,” said Brandon Bounds, ASCE Huntsville Chapter vice president and CDG engineer.

“There were a lot of individuals working together from numerous companies and professional organizations to make this event possible,” Bounds said.

The event included a presentation by Harrison Diamond, business relations officer for the City of Huntsville. Diamond serves as a contact for businesses and works across the city to implement economic growth, innovation, and infrastructure initiatives.

“Mr. Diamond delivered a presentation addressing infrastructure and economic developments that will continue to grow our community for years to come,” Bounds said. “I left the event excited about all the opportunity that exists.”

The annual banquet coincides with Engineers Week, also known as EWeek, which is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated engineering workforce. It is observed by engineers, educators, corporations and government agencies across the nation.

Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, EWeek is used to raise awareness of engineers’ positive contributions and recognize individuals who have made a notable impact in the field of engineering.

Organizations including ASCE, the Engineers’ Council, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the National Society of Black Engineers, awarded members for their outstanding achievements to advance engineering and technology careers.

Local universities Alabama A&M and the University of Alabama in Huntsville also presented awards to students and faculty for their contributions to the engineering industry.

Next year’s banquet will be hosted by the IEEE Huntsville Section.