- Anything's Possible!
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
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
Week Provincial School Challenges?
out the results for the school challenges for:
Grades K-6 GO!
Grades 7-12 GO!
mark the first National Engineering Week (NEW) of
the millenniumn, the national organizing committee
for the event have created Canada's first engineering
year's real life examples:
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:
Lots of special events and activities happened. Check
our Calendar of Events to see what went down where
The National Engineering Week (NEW) has three main
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;
the important work undertaken by professional engineers
in producing economic benefits, protecting the public
and generating advances in society.
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