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Engineering - Anything's Possible!

Is this year's theme for National Engineering Week (March 4 - March 11).  It is an 8-day celebration of Alberta's engineers and geoscientists - people who use science and technology to turn ideas into real things.

The first National Engineering Week, or NEW, of the new millennium is only a few short weeks away, and the finishing touches are being made to the 2000 Web site. Feel free to surf the NEW 2000 site.

Engineering Week Provincial School Challenges?
Check out the results for the school challenges for:
Grades K-6 GO! Grades 7-12 GO!

Engineering Trading Cards
To mark the first National Engineering Week (NEW) of the millenniumn, the national organizing committee for the event have created Canada's first engineering trading cards.

Last year's real life examples:

Canada's Top Five Engineering Achievements at the National Engineering Week 1999 launch event in Ottawa, organizers unveiled the five most significant Canadian engineering achievements of the 20th century. They announced the results of a national poll asking Canadians which achievements made them the most proud. The shortlist was based on extensive research and input from national engineering organizations. The top five projects, in no order, are:

Confederation Bridge
Transcontinental Railway

Lots of special events and activities happened. Check our Calendar of Events to see what went down where you live.


The National Engineering Week (NEW) has three main goals:

Position academic and career choices in science, technology and engineering among engineering students, grade school children and the public.

Remind the people of Canada about the impact of engineering in our lives and its importance to the well being of the country;

Promote the important work undertaken by professional engineers in producing economic benefits, protecting the public and generating advances in society.


Since 1992, NEW has been organized by a national Executive Committee of volunteer members from the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada. NEW has representation from key engineering sectors including universities, student groups, and provincial and territorial engineering associations.

NEW is a national celebration of engineering excellence and awareness. Activities during the first week of March underscore the pervasive role engineering plays in the lives of Canadians, and the academic and career opportunities which abound in engineering. The number of events and participants have grown dramatically since the first NEW held in 1992. In 1998, in excess of 500 community events were organized throughout Canada.



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