October 2012 is Mechanical Engineering Month

President Benigno Aquino III has declared the month of October 2012 as “Mechanical Engineering Month” to focus public attention on the important role of mechanical engineers in the development of the country and nation building.

The Chief Executive issued the declaration by virtue of Proclamation No. 480 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on October 1.

President Aquino noted that the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers, Inc. (PSME) is an organization composed of more than 12,000 registered mechanical engineer-members in 81 chapters and some 2,500 mechanical engineering student-members in 102 universities and colleges throughout the country.

The PSME will celebrate the “Mechanical Engineering Month” in conjunction with their 60th Diamond Anniversary and 60th Annual National Convention on October 23-26, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

The President called on all mechanical engineers and students to give their full support to the observance of the “Mechanical Engineering Month”.

Source: PCOO.gov.ph