National Engineering & Geoscience Week

& activities

negw kickoff events

Thursday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Eau Claire Market Centre Court
200 Barclay Parade SW

Thursday, February 21, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
City of Edmonton Transportation Department
City Hall


Science Olympics

Grades 1-12
Saturday, Feb. 23
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Big 4 Building, Stampede Park

Grades 1-12
Saturday, March 1
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shaw Conference Centre

Grade 8
Friday, March 7
2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Holy Rosary High School

Red Deer
Grades 7-12
Saturday, March 8
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Westpark Middle School

Cold Lake
Grades 7-9
Saturday, March 8
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Nelson Heights School

Fort McMurray
Grades 7 and 8
Saturday, March 8
Syncrude Science Olympics
Oil Sands Discovery Centre

Grades 6 to 12
Saturday, April 5
12 to 3 p.m.
Lethbridge Regional Science Fair
And APEGGA Science Olympics

Grade 9
Friday, April 4
12:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Holy Rosary High School

Grande Prairie
Grades 7-12
Full Details Later

Elementary Science Nights

for families of listed school communities only


Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., Braeside School
Tuesday, March 4, 6-8 p.m., Father Doucet School
Thursday, March 6, 6-8 p.m., King George Elementary School
Thursday, March 13, 6-8 p.m., Valley View School

Edmonton & Area

Monday, Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m., Academy at King Edward
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m., Elmwood School
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m., Muriel Martin Elementary School, St. Albert
Wednesday, March 5, 6-8 p.m., J.A. Fife School
Thursday, March 6, Mother Teresa Elementary
Wednesday, March 12, École St. Angela School
Thursday, March 13, Earl Buxton School



Canstruction Calgary
Feb. 22-March 3
City Hall, 800 Macleod Trail SE

Fluor Canada in Calgary, will host that city’s second annual Canstruction event. Canstruction Calgary will bring together engineers, geoscientists, architects, designers and others from the engineering, geoscience and construction communities. They will work as teams to build structures using canned food. The sculptures will be judged, put on public display and then “de-canstructed.” All the food will be given to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. This is a fun challenge that requires team effort, communication, creativity, imagination, building, resourcefulness and heart. For more information visit www.canstructioncalgary.com.

Kickoff Breakfast
Monday, February 25
All Fluor Locations
Engineering Kickoff Breakfast at the Atrium and all Sundance offices to start National Engineering & Geoscience Week.

Global Friendly Competition
Wednesday, Feb. 20
About 20 teams will compete at the Atrium during the lunch hour. Other Fluor offices across the world will have the same competition as well. The score of the winner in the Calgary office will be compared with the other Fluor offices after the competition.

Fluor Discover- E Classroom Presentations
Feb. 25–Feb. 28
Volunteers from Fluor office will go to various schools to let students know what engineering is all about.

Fluor Engineering Luncheon
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Guest speaker Dr. David Irvine-Halliday, P.Eng. will speak on the "Light up the World" project which provides safe, efficient and affordable form of home lighting to the poor rural people of Nepal, using white light emitting diodes. Venue TBA


Engineers Without Borders Membership Drive Week
Feb. 23-Feb. 29

Foundations of Development Seminar

Saturday, Feb. 23
Tentative date, venue TBA

Overseas Volunteering Presentation
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.
Ceili's Irish Pub

Fair Trade Lunch ’n’ Learn Presentation
Wednesday, Feb. 27
12-1 p.m.
Venue TBA

National EWB Day
Massive Outreach Event
Thursday, Feb. 28
Downtown Calgary

National EWB Day
Social Mixer
Thursday, Feb. 28
Evening time and venue TBA

Calgary EWB updates





National Engineering & Geoscience Week
Pancake Breakfast

Monday, Feb. 25, 2008
7:30 – 10:00 a.m.
ETLC Atrium
$2 or free with a non-perishable food donation
All proceeds to the Food Bank

Communication Breakdown
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
ETLC Atrium
Test your communication skills with a friend or make a new one.

Speech Competition
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008
5:00 p.m.
E2-002 ETLC
Prepare and execute a 2 minute speech on a given non-technical topic. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

The 'Right' Side of Engineering - Exploring the creative spirit of engineers
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ETLC Solarium
FREE LUNCH will be provided!

This event will provide an opportunity to explore the creative, more intuitive, and holistic side (the 'right' side) of people who study or practice engineering as students, professors, or professionals. The guest presenter will be Larry Staples, P.Eng., President, C-FER Technologies Inc., who will speak about the importance of right-brain thinking in engineering practice. Dr. David Lynch, P.Eng., Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, U of A, will be in attendance and he will introduce Mr. Staples and say a few words about his own 'right' side. We will also have the opportunity for small group discussion and mingle time with others who are seeking a more holistic approach to engineering. Students, professors, and professionals are all welcome.

RSVP at http://www.engineering.ualberta.ca/details.cfm?ID_event=14392

5th Annual Engineers' Banquet
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Cocktails 6:00 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Wild Rose Room, Lister Centre
Students $15 Alumni $35 (Tickets will be available shortly at the ETLC Info Desk)

This elegant event closes the U of A National Engineering & Geoscience Week festivities. The evening will keynote speakers and a celebration of achievements of several students who have contributed many-fold to the engineering community on campus.

All events also on the ESS website: http://www.ess.ualberta.ca/