Would the discussion of the promotion of engineering to the young fit here? Or is this purely a technical discussion forum?
Yes, yes, yes. We definitely want to include all the the socio-professional issues which are such a big part of the professional engineering association agendas. I'm hoping that these professional organizations will become a big part of this site and they are very involved in the educational advancement and professional-values aspects of engineering disciplines. They should be a most welcomed part of this site.
I doubt that the real answer is "yes".
Look at the 84 sample questions. All of them are technical professional questions. None are about "educational advancement and professional-values". The only non-technical question "Is there a simple distinction to specify the boundary between Science and Engineering?" is at the bottom of the pile with a total score of -1, even though that's an answerable question.