The 2023 theme is “Creating the Future”
The Army established the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch on March 16, 1802, and gave the engineers responsibility for founding and operating the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
In the 20th century, USACE became the lead federal flood control agency and significantly expanded its civil works activities, becoming among other things a major provider of hydroelectric energy and the country's leading provider of water-based recreation. Its role in responding to natural disasters also grew dramatically.
The Army established the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a separate, permanent branch on March 16, 1802, and gave the engineers responsibility for founding and operating the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Throughout the 19th century, USACE built costal fortifications, surveyed roads and canals, eliminated navigational hazards, explored and mapped the Western frontier and constructed buildings and monuments in the Nation's capital.
While this is the designated "Engineers Week", it's more than just a week-long event. Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference. It is a time for us to celebrate how engineering makes a difference in the world, have a voice in the conversation about the need for engineers, technicians, and technologists, and engage with students in engineering. Please join us as we take time this week to not only celebrate the accomplishments of our Nation’s first engineers, but to also bring awareness to the amazing things our team of engineers are doing in the Memphis District.