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CEF Hosts Annual Engineering Focus Luncheon

On February 22, 2022, Chicago Engineers Foundation presented the third annual Engineering Focus Luncheon to kickoff National Engineers Week in Chicago.

Engineering Focus is the annual kick-off to National Engineers Week in Chicago. This year’s luncheon at the Union League Club of Chicago was an exciting opportunity for professionals, educators, and students to be inspired and celebrate the future of engineering.

Chicago Engineers Foundation President Rebecca Wingate welcomed more than 80 guests to the event, the organization’s first in-person gathering since February 2020.  The focus of this year’s event was the present and future of public sector engineering in Chicago.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Andrea R.H. Cheng, P.E. 

Commissioner-Department of Water Management, City of Chicago

In addition to the engaging keynote presentation, guests learned about the Chicago Engineers Foundation student programs and how to get involved to help inspire young people to get excited about engineering.

The event also included a special presentation by Commissioner Mariyana Spyropoulos of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.  The Commissioner presented Chicago Engineers Foundation with a National Engineers Week resolution, in support and celebration of CEF’s work to encourage and empower students to become the next generation of engineers.

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