Engineering - Anything's Possible
National Engineering Week 2002
March 2-10, 2002

National Engineering week (NEW) is an annual opportunity to highlight not just engineering, but science, math and technology. Since its inception in 1992, National Engineering Week (NEW) has been steadily gaining popularity. March 2-10, 2002

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 achievements and highlights the various academic and career opportunities available to Canadians.

APEGGA along with other Canadian provincial and territorial associations will host over 500 events and activities in 2002 to help elementary, junior and senior high school students discover the exciting worlds of science and math. APEGGA has consistently played an important role as a major sponsor and organizer of NEW activities in Alberta. 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 Engineers Week is filled with opportunities to share engineering, math and science among our nation's youth and general public. Engineers across the country can:
· visit grade school and high school classrooms
· share hands-on activities
· sponsor a banquet
· Participate in the Future City Competition
· organize a public tour of interesting local engineering projects
· sponsor an engineering day at the local library or museum
· develop an engineering-based contest
· hold an open house, provide tours of facilities, labs, etc.

Each year, engineers, students, teachers, and government and business leaders across the country take part in this worthy event created to foster an appreciation for engineers' positive contributions to society.

2002 National Engineering Week is only a few short months away. Feel free to surf our website as well check out Canadian Council of Professional Engineers website.