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 to celebrate and promote NEGM in 2015!


The Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) are holding a drawing contest to get kids thinking about how engineering and geoscience is used in their everyday lives. The drawing contest encourage children to think creatively about science and science-based jobs.

The 2015 National Engineering and Geoscience Month Drawing Contest asks children ages 4 to 12 to draw a picture of something they are curious about and how they can use science to explore it and discover how it works.

The prize is a $50 Chapters gift cards and three winners will be chosen in each of the following age groups: 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The contest is open to the public.Parents, teachers and anyone working with children are encouraged to get them involved in this engaging exploration of science.

For more information and to enter the contest, click here.

ASTTBC Promotes Technlogy Careers on Radio NL in Kamloops

For the fourth consecutive year, ASTTBC is promoting the important role of technologists, technicians and technical specialists on Radio NL in Kamloops and in other communities. The theme this year is “Technology Sizzles – Get Cooking with ASTTBC!”.

The ads will be running throughout the month of March so make sure you listen to RADIO NL610 or click on the following links to hear them right away!

ASTTBC Print Advertisements

  • ASTTBC is placing a full-page advertisement to promote its support of NEGM in The Link which is the BCIT Student Association magazine.

ASTTBC Sponsorships

ASTTBC is proudly sponsoring a number of events during NEGM including the following:
TITLE SPONSOR of the 32nd Annual Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest on March 6, 2015.
The event will be LIVESTREAMED here starting at 10:00AM on event day.
AWARD SPONSOR of the 11th Annual Wood Design Awards of BC, Canadian Wood Council (WoodWORKS!) on March 2, 2015 in Vancouver.

SILVER SPONSOR of Association of BC Land Surveyors AGM, March 19-20, 2015.

PLATINUM SPONSOR of the 26th Annual Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC Annual Awards for Engineering Excellence on April 10, 2015 in Vancouver.

SPONSOR of the Notre Dame High School Physics Balsa Bridge Competition, March 10, 2015.

ASTTBC Awareness Events and Activities

  • ASTTBC is working with the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table (APGST), the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC, and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC (ACEC-BC) on a special project to evaluate labour market information SPECIFIC to engineering occupations and disciplines in BC..
  • ASTTBC is participating with Science World on an organizing committee to present the 2nd annual Science Outreach Workshop being held at Science World on March 2nd, 2015. This event is aimed at educators to review updates to science curriculum in BC as well as sharing strategies on how to engage youth and perform outreach to promote STEM learning.

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@asttbc and @techsizzles for updates during National Engineering and Geoscience Month.


Have an Event that should be listed? Contact us!

If you have an event you’d like listed during NEGM, please email details to and we’ll be in touch!