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 did to celebrate and promote NEGM in 2016!
ASTTBC-APEGBC Drawing Contest – ENTER BY MARCH 31 FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!
The Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) are held 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 2016 National Engineering and Geoscience Month Drawing Contest asked 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.
Three lucky winners in the following age groups won $50 gift cards to Chaptersd: 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The contest was open to the public, parents, teachers and anyone working with children to get them involved with engaging in the exploration of science.
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 is placed an advertisement to promote its support of NEGM in The Link which is the BCIT Student Association magazine.
- ASTTBC was featured in the Kelowna Courier with an article during NEGM titled, Technology Professionals: BC’s Economic Advantage
ASTTBC is proudly sponsoring a number of events during NEGM including the following:
TITLE SPONSOR of the 33nd Annual Okanagan College Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest
AWARD SPONSOR of the 12th Annual Wood Design Awards of BC, Canadian Wood Council (WoodWORKS!)
SILVER SPONSOR of Association of BC Land Surveyors AGM
PLATINUM SPONSOR of the 27th 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 3nd annual Science Outreach Workshop being held at Science World
- ASTTBC co-hosted the ASTTBC-APEGBC Student and Industry Mixer Event held at BCIT during National Engineering Month.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch!