International Systems Engineer Day is celebrated on the last Friday of every November and this year this day is celebrated on November 29. This Day is celebrated every year globally to honour those amazing people who help to make our world a better place to live in every single day. Systems engineers make a tremendous contribution to the world and these people play a significant role in both our personal and our professional lives.
“Engineering or technology is all about using the power of science to make life better for people, to reduce cost, to improve comfort, to improve productivity, etc” – N. R. Narayana Murthy.
History of International Systems Engineer Day
Systems Engineer Day was founded recently by the people at www.systemsengineerday.com as a way to honour the men and women who sit in front of computers for a long time every day to create our lives easier and better. In the 1940s, the word systems engineering 1st appeared in Bell Telephone Laboratories and today, after 75 years systems engineering is divided into a lot of fields and sub-fields like mechatronics engineering, industrial engineering, security engineering, reliability engineering, software engineering, cognitive systems engineering, and Infrastructure Engineering etc. The computer that you use daily, the plane you use to travel and the bridge you are crossing every day, and a lot more would not exist without systems engineers. Remember that the International Space Station is one of the most fantastic examples of what systems engineering can achieve.
Other Celebrations on November 29
November 29 is also celebrated as
- National Flossing Day
- National Maize Day
- Buy Nothing Day
- National Square Dance Day
- Electronic Greeting Card Day
- International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
How to Celebrate International Systems Engineer Day
If you are a systems engineer, today is your day, so take a day off, relax your eyes and plan for a get together with your friends, family members or colleagues and enjoy the day. If you are not a Systems Engineer, then take this day as an opportunity to show your love and appreciation to the systems engineers in your life. Then take pictures with Systems Engineers and share them on the social media by using the hashtag #SystemsEngineerDay.