Digi-Key Encourages Engineers to “Dream Big” During National Engineers Week 2017

- February 14, 2017

National Engineers Week in North America is happening next week and Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, is once again celebrating National Engineers Week inspired by DiscoverE. The theme of 2017 is “Dream Big” and the company is offering tools and insight to help engineers transform their dreams into reality. Engineers visiting www.digikey.com can “win big” to help them “Dream Big”.

As part of a series of activities acknowledging engineering, Digi-Key will feature a link to a daily word jumble on the homepage of its website beginning Monday, February 20. Each day, 25 participants who answer correctly will be chosen to receive a FX-888D Digital Soldering Station. In addition, participants who submit a correct answer for each daily puzzle will be automatically entered for the grand prize of a Digi-Key InstaLab Kit, for a total of up to five entries for the kit.

Also beginning on Monday and lasting all week, Digi-Key will be posting profiles/stories of engineers within the company on their social media pages. The profiles will kick off Digi-Key’s 45 Stories for 45 Years campaign which will last throughout the year and can be found weekly on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram.

Lastly, in their ongoing support of STEM in schools, Digi-Key will dedicate Tuesday, February 21 to community outreach. Engineering employees will be visiting the local grade school, middle school and high school to talk about the value of engineering and technology as well as help students with hands-on projects.

“National Engineers Week gives Digi-Key an opportunity to celebrate the innovation of our customers and, in doing so, enrich all of our lives with new and improved electronic products,” said Randall Restle, VP, Applications Engineering. “We also want to bring engineering to life for kids and educators in order to cultivate an interest in technology that will create engineering opportunities for many, many years to come.”

To participate in the online contest, visit the Digi-Key website and click on the Engineers Week banner.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than five million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering can be found by visiting www.digikey.com.