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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 18

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WASHINGTON--Feb. 18, 2014: Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:


Profile America — Tuesday, February 18th. Every time we use a phone, drive a car, watch TV, turn on our computers, or do any myriad of everyday activities, we are benefitting from the accumulated work of a most important, broad profession — engineering. To note its contribution to our way of life, this is National Engineers Week. During this time, engineering societies and corporations will reach out to schoolchildren and stage events across the country to call attention to the achievements of the profession. From iPods to bridges to space rockets, engineers apply science, math and principles of matter and energy to provide useful things to us. There are over 58,000 engineering establishments in the U.S., employing close to a million such innovators, out of the more than 2.5 million people working in engineering fields. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at US Census.