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 2017!


The Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) are hold 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 2017 National Engineering and Geoscience Month Drawing Contest challenges 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 contest is open to the public, parents, teachers and anyone working with children to get them involved with engaging in the exploration of science.

Click Here to access the contest.


ASTTBC Promotes Technlogy Careers on Radio NL in Kamloops

ASTTBC is promoting the important role of technologists, technicians and technical specialists on Radio NL in Kamloops and in other communities.

ASTTBC Print Advertisements

ASTTBC placed a full-page advertisement to show 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 34th Annual Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest

AWARD SPONSOR of the 13th Annual Wood Design Awards of BC, Canadian Wood Council (WoodWORKS!)

SILVER SPONSOR of Association of BC Land Surveyors AGM

PLATINUM SPONSOR of the 28th Annual Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC Annual Awards for Engineering Excellence.

SPONSOR of the Notre Dame High School Physics Balsa Bridge Competition.

ASTTBC Awareness Events and Activities

  • ASTTBC participated with Science World on an organizing committee to present the 4th annual Science Outreach Workshop being held at Science World

Follow ASTTBC on Twitter!

Follow ASTTBC on Twitter!

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


Have an Event that should be listed in 2017? Contact us!

If you have an event you’d like listed during NEGM 2017, please email details to and we’ll be in touch!