National Engineering & Geoscience Week (NEW) is an annual opportunity
to highlight not just engineering and geoscience, but science, math
Initiated by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (CCPE)
as a means of raising awareness of the important role engineering
plays in the lives of Canadians, NEW celebrates engineering and
geoscience achievements and highlights the various academic and
career opportunities available to Canadians.
Along with other Canadian provincial and territorial associations,
APEGGA will host over 500 events and activities in 2003 to help
elementary, junior and senior high school students discover the
exciting worlds of science and math. Through a mix of hands-on activities
for students and newspaper supplements in Alberta's two largest
daily papers, APEGGA has sought to raise the profile of its professional
members and highlight their accomplishments.
National Engineering and Geoscience Week is filled with opportunities
to share math and science among our nation's youth and general public.
Professionals across the country can:
school and high school classrooms
sponsor a banquet
in the Future City Competition
public tour of interesting local engineering/geoscience projects
engineering/geoscience day at the local library or museum
hold an open
house, provide tours of facilities, labs, etc.
Each year, professionals, students, teachers, government and business
leaders across the country take part in this worthy event created
to foster an appreciation for engineers' and geoscientists' positive
contributions to society.
Check out Canadian Council of Professional Engineers Web site (see
the list of links on the left).