National Engineering Month
National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) is an annual celebration of engineering and geoscience across Canada. As ASTTBC technologists, technicians and technical specialists are a vital part of BC’s engineering teams, ASTTBC and its over 10,000 members join our engineering partners across the province to showcase the application of engineering technology and its contribution to BC’s economy.
This month-long event promotes awareness of the engineering, geoscience and technology professions, highlights career choices in these fields, and reminds the public of the many ways in which engineering and geoscience touch everyday life.
“Today’s youth are already immersed in technology, daily using computers, smart phones, robotics and games,” said ASTTBC CEO John Leech, AScT, CAE. “Through NEGM we hope students and their parents and teachers realize they can build great careers using and advancing technology, within engineering, geoscience and technology teams.”
ASTTBC is sponsoring many events and activities in the science and technology community and promoting technology education and careers. A short listing is shown in the sections below.
Here’s what ASTTBC is doing this year to celebrate and promote NEGM in 2018!
ASTTBC-EGBC Drawing Contest
The Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) and the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC) is holding a drawing contest to get kids thinking about how engineering and geoscience is used in their everyday lives. The drawing contest encourages children to think creatively about science and science-based jobs.
The contest will be open to the public, parents, teachers and anyone working with children to get them involved with engaging in the exploration of science.
ASTTBC Promotes Technology Careers
ASTTBC is promoting the important role of technologists, technicians and technical specialists.
ASTTBC Print Advertisements
ASTTBC will be showing a full-page advertisement to show its support of NEGM in The Link which is the BCIT Student Association magazine.
ASTTBC is proudly sponsoring a number of events during NEGM including the following:
BRONZE SPONSOR of the Association of BC Forest Professionals Conference & AGM, February 21-23, 2018 in Victoria.
AWARD SPONSOR of the Wood Design Awards of BC, Canadian Wood Council (WoodWORKS!), to be held on February 26, 2018 in Vancouver. Sponsoring the Environmental Performance Award and the newly created Technologist Award.
LEAD SPONSOR of Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest at Okanagan College on March 2, 2018 in Kelowna.
GOLD SPONSOR of the Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association of BC (WCOWMA-BC) Convention on March 2-3, 2018 in Kamloops.
BRONZE SPONSOR of the Canadian Home Builder’s Association of BC (CHBA BC) Georgie Awards on March 10, 2018 in Vancouver.
GOLD SPONSOR of Association of BC Land Surveyors AGM & Continuing Professional Development Days, to be held March 14-16, 2018 in Whistler.
SPONSOR of EGBC Central Interior Branch Popsicle Bridge Building Contest on April 7, 2018 in Prince George.
PLATINUM SPONSOR of the 28th Annual Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC Annual Awards for Engineering Excellence.
ASTTBC Awareness Events and Activities
- Participating with Science World on an organizing committee to present the 5th annual Science Outreach Workshop being held at Science World on March 5, 2018.
- Participating in the Symbiosis – BC’s science, technology, engineering, art & design, and math (STEAM) Learning Ecosystem at Science World on March 6, 2018.
- Participating at the Wonder Women Networking Evening at Science World on March 7, 2018.
- Speaking at Engineering Info Session featuring Women in Engineering at BCIT on March 21, 2018.
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Have an Event that should be listed in 2018? Contact us!
If you have an event you’d like listed during NEGM 2018, please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch!