The Engineers Club of Dayton
Over 100 Years of History & Tradition
The Engineers’ Club of Dayton was founded in 1914 by Charles F. Kettering and Colonel Edward A. Deeds as an association for the area’s leading engineers and technicians. The sharing of ideas and camaraderie certainly helped Dayton to become one of the country’s most important hubs for technology and development – as it remains to this very day.
We are a private, non-profit, professional association — overseen by a Board of Governors and operated by a Club Manager and staff.
Engineers Club Foundation
The Engineers Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support education in engineering and business professions; and the restoration and preservation of the historic Engineers Club of Dayton. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.
|Members of the Engineers Club Include:
University Faculty & Students
Education & Community Outreach
Over the years the Foundation has supported such programs as:
- Local science fairs
- TechFest for primary grade students
- The Teachers Science Seminar
- The Kettering Fund for outstanding senior engineering student
- Awards for technical papers by undergrad and graduate students
- Rube Goldberg Contest
- The Science Enrichment for minorities program
- Teacher support programs
- Mathematics Collaborative
- The Odyssey of the Mind
- Women in Engineering – a weeklong experience for high school women
- STEM Initiatives
- The Ropewalk Documentary Film
The Ropewalk Film is among the most successful education projects sponsored by the Foundation, having won state and national awards and online distribution through Netflix. Over 500 free copies were sent to schools, museums, libraries, historical societies and sail training tall ships. Today the film is viewed and downloaded at the Internet Archive.
The Dayton Innovation Legacy project tells the stories of Dayton’s unsung inventors and innovators in their own words through a multimedia web site.