Enter the Day as an Engineer
Contest and you could find out!
is all around us, so people often take it for granted, like air and
water. Ask yourself, what do I touch that is not engineered? Engineering
develops and delivers consumer goods, builds the networks of highways,
air and rail travel, and the Internet, mass produces antibiotics, creates
artificial heart valves, builds lasers, and offers such wonders an imaging
technology and conveniences like microwave ovens and compact discs.
In short, engineers make our quality of life possible."
-William A. Wulf, president of the National Academy of Engineering
Day as an Engineer Essay Contest
for Students in Grades 7-9
During National Engineering Week, March 2 to March 10, 2002 six lucky
contest winners will experience first-hand what it might be like to
be an engineer. Engineers will act as host to each winner of a special
Each winner will also receive passes to the Calgary Science Centre.
encourage students to explore engineering and science.
one of the Neil Armstrong's Greatest Engineering Achievements of the
20th Century listed below and write a 800-word essay that explains
why it has influenced or improved the quality of your life.
1. Laser and Fiber Optics
2. Petroleum and Gas Technologies
3. Health Technologies
5. Space Exploration
7. Radio and Television
9. Safe and Abundant Water
Contest is open to residents of Calgary who are students in
2. Only one entry per person.
3. All winners must agree to their names and / or photos being used
in publicity. (Please see the Freedom of Information and Protection
of Privacy (FOIP) form).
4. Parents are invited to attend the day with their student.
5. The day with an engineer prize is a unique experience and its
value cannot be estimated. Prizes must be accepted as described
with no cash substitutes.
6. Decisions of the contest judges are final.
are encouraged to supplement their essays with illustrations. Essays
will be judged on knowledge of math, science, and engineering, and
on creativity, clarity of expression. While contestants are encouraged
to seek advice from teachers and professional engineers, the essay
must present the contestant's own ideas and be written by the contestant.
By submitting an essay, the contestant declares that he/she alone
wrote it. If the judges determine otherwise, the essay will be disqualified.
Essays cannot be returned, so applicants are urged to keep a copy.
APEGGA will select a panel composed of professional engineers and
educators to judge the essays. Decisions of judges shall be final.
A completed contest package will consist of the essay, FOIP form
and entry form.
essay, entry form, and FOIP form must be received by midnight March
your engineering essay. Then fill out your entry form and your FOIP
form. Mail or fax in your entry before midnight March 10, 2002 to:
Engineering Week Essay Contest
Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists
1600-734 7 AVE SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3P8
For more information about APEGGA's National Engineering Week events
and this contest, please go to: http://www.apegga.org/EngWeek/
send your entry form, FOIP forms (for each member of your group)
and posters to the address below:
ENGINEERING WEEK POSTER CONTEST
of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
1600-734 7 AVE
Calgary, AB T2P 3P8
more information about APEGGA's National Engineering Week events
and this contest, go to: http://www.apegga.org/EngWeek/about.htm
seeks your consent to publish your child’s poster and perhaps a photograph
of your child in either local newspapers, APEGGA’s newspaper (The
PEGG) or on-line on the APEGGA website. In order to protect the
privacy of students under the Freedom of Information and Protection
of Privacy Act ("The FOIP Act"), APEGGA is seeking your consent
to allow the placement of your child’s poster and photograph in any
of the aforementioned publications/media.
CONSENT FORM FOR USE OF POSTER AND PHOTOGRAPH
date and sign this form and submit it along with your application
for the APEGGA Poster contest.
hereby consent to have my child’s photograph and poster published
in local newspapers, APEGGA (The PEGG) newspaper or on the
Name of Child (Please Print)
Signature of Parent/Guardian
Name of Parent/Guardian
Contact Phone Numbers
If you have any questions
or concerns, please contact Carmen Killick at (403) 262-7714.
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