The California Senate today recognized the contributions made by engineers to the state’s infrastructure and economy with SR 33, presented by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The resolution celebrates National Engineers Week, which is celebrated each year during the week of George Washington’s birthday, and this year runs from February 14 through February 20. National Engineers Week is designed to attract more young people to careers in the engineering sector. Washington, the first President of the United States and widely considered to be the father of the nation, was trained as a land surveyor and spent some of his time in the US Army as a military engineer. SR 33 spotlights the wide range of contributions that engineers and surveyors make in all aspects of modern life. ACEC California President Tom Blackburn was on the Senate floor for the presentation of the resolutions.