APEGGA Reaches Out
Regulating the engineering and geoscience professions in Alberta
is the responsibility of The Association of Professional Engineers,
Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). The Association
reaches out to the community through its communications activities
and special events, awards and student outreach activities. These
programs raise awareness of APEGGA and its members.
APEGGA and its members recognize that engineering, science and
technology are important to Canada's future and in competing in
world markets; that to succeed in the future, we need to employ
science and technology today.
To this end, the Association and its members are working with
Alberta universities, industry and government to help ensure the
value of science and technology, and the impact of engineering,
geology and geophysics on the lives of Albertans, is understood
By bringing attention to its professions through these activities
and programs, APEGGA encourages and nurtures an interest in science
and technology in students at an early age.
IN THE CLASSROOM, IN THE COMMUNITY
Teachers can contact APEGGA to request help:
- providing in-class demonstrations,
- relating practical applications of scientific and math principles,
- advising students on careers in engineering and the geosciences,
- judging science projects.
The Association also sponsors Science Olympics competitions and math contests
and participates in regional science fairs.
In addition, APEGGA is working to assist in the development of math and science
curricula and to promote enthusiasm in the teaching of science and math within
the school system. Each year fourteen Alberta educators are recognized by the
Association, through its Teacher Awards Program, for their excellence in science
and math education.
Advertising in magazines and newspapers also promotes awareness of the contributions
to society made by APEGGA professionals, and augments advances in science literacy
in our province.