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National Engineering Week 2001
Calendar of Events

Fluor Daniel/Central Memorial High School Friendly Competition
March 6 & 7

Fluor Sundance Building
55 Sunpark Plaza SE, Calgary, Alberta

Competition runs 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. both days.

Teams of Fluor Calgary engineers will once again test their creativity, innovation and engineering skills when they compete against other Fluor offices and students from Central Memorial High School on a specific design project made with only office supplies. A "top secret" project is announced to teams three weeks prior to competition so they can design test models. Teams will then build competition models on Tuesday, March 6th and test them on Wednesday, March 7th in the Multi Purpose Area of Fluor's new Sundance Building.

Fluor Daniel Engineers' Luncheon
March 8
Hospitality Inn
Southland Drive & Macleod Trail, Calgary, Alberta

As part of National Engineering Week, Fluor Daniel will host a luncheon to celebrate and honour their engineers. Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, P.Eng., professor of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary and NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering will be the guest speaker.

Discover "E"
March 5 - 9

Another major focus of National Engineering Week is the Discover "E" program. The aim of the program is to increase awareness of engineering in society and promote math, science and engineering with younger generations. Over 50 engineers from Fluor's Calgary office will be visiting local classrooms to give presentations the week of March 5th to 9th. Presentations will include experiments and demonstrations illustrating how science and math affect everyday life and will address things such as a typical engineer's day.

Calgary Branch Challenge
March 7
John Paul XXIII Elementary/Junior High School
Calgary, Alberta

Members from APEGGA's Calgary Branch are teaming up with students from John Paul XXIII Elementary/Junior High School for a 10-team Provincial School Challenge extravaganza. Members will act as judges for students in grades 7-9 when they take on the task on constructing the Golf Ball Tower proposed in the Provincial School Challenge.

Edmonton Science Olympics
Saturday, March 10
Hall A, Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Ave., Edmonton
Competition runs 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free

For more than a decade, the Edmonton Science Olympics has been bringing students from Edmonton and the surrounding area together to compete in an inter-school science challenge. Pre-registered student teams from grades one to twelve work together, employing creativity and problem-solving skills to test scientific principles. Over 500 students will compete this year in the Edmonton Science Olympics which is organized by teachers from Edmonton Public and Catholic schools and sponsored by APEGGA.

Fort McMurray Science Olympics
Saturday, March 10
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
515 McKenzie Blvd., Fort McMurray

The Fort McMurray Science Olympics is an inter-school challenge for students in grade seven and eight. Pre-registered teams compete in a series of problem-solving events that demonstrate the fun side of science. Competitors use scientific principles and their own imaginations to demonstrate practical applications of science, and to develop ingenious solutions to specific problems.

Grande Prairie Science Olympics
Saturday, March 10
Grande Prairie Composite High School
11202-104 St., Grande Prairie
Competition begins at 12:30 p.m.

Pre-registered student teams in junior and senior high will compete in the first-ever Grande Prairie Science Olympics. Organized by members of APEGGA's Peace River Branch, the event asks students to test the boundaries of their science knowledge as they try to solve the problems posed in a series of pre-planned and mystery events.

Provincial School Challenge
Province wide March 3-11
Competition deadline March 16

During National Engineering Week, APEGGA sponsors a provincial hands-on challenge throughout Alberta. This year's activities challenge students from Grades 1-12 to construct egg legs capable of bearing the most weight and straw towers using limited materials. APEGGA will donate cash prizes to be used to purchase school materials for provincial champions in each grade category, as well as prizes for regional winners. Members from APEGGA's nine branches across the province will be visiting schools in their area to judge the Provincial School Challenge.