24-hour live broadcast showcasing high-profile local events, interviews and discussions on key engineering topics was launched for the first time to celebrate World Engineering Day 2022 (WED 2022) on March 4, 2022.
With the theme of "Build Back Wiser: Engineering the Future", the program hit 8 major countries of Australia, China, India, France, Ghana, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US) and Costa Rica, demonstrating how engineers across the globe are celebrating the Day and being recognized for their great work and the important role the engineering technology is playing in boosting economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic as well.
With the live broadcast program, WED 2022 emphasized the irreplaceable role of engineers in building a sustainable future, and called for an open, innovative and responsible world being built through engineering technology.
As an important part of the WED 2022 celebration, the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) launched the Chinese program consisting of 3 sessions, namely “Concept: Message to the Future", "Vision: Foreseeing the Future" and "Application: Striding towards the Future" to narrate China’s new achievements, new international cooperation and new efforts for sustainable development in the fields of engineering technology.
Wan Gang, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and president of CAST, Gong Ke, president of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), Huang Wei, president of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Yan Jinxiu, president of the International Tunnelling Association (ITA), attended the event and delivered online speeches respectively.
The event invited well-known engineering experts and science popularization professionals to launch serial activities to celebrate WED 2022 on multiple media platforms.
The event used the Tiktok platform to weave a media platform network to find topics about engineers, and encouraged the general public to publish relevant content and get engaged in finding the beauty of engineering in daily life.
The general public can interact with preeminent engineers, academicians, experts, entrepreneurs, science writers and internet celebrities by participating in WED online programs launched at mainstream social media platforms of Today's Headlines (Jinritoutiao), Watermelon Videos (Xiguashipin), Xinlang micro-blog and WeChat.
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