√ Dixon Edwards, P.Geol., co-presented a session titled
Rocks, Resources, History and Society: Connecting Geology to Societal Desires
and Needs, during the annual conference of the Alberta Teachers' Association
Science Council, Nov. 12-14 in Banff. APEGGA was a conference sponsor and staff
at APEGGA's booth spoke to many teachers about our Outreach program. We collected
38 new e-mail addresses to add to the Outreach distribution list.
Alberta Teachers' Association Science Council
√ Dylan Craig, a Grade 7 student of St. Gregory School in Calgary,
won the Talk About Science! video challenge for his entry, Avalanches, The Hidden
Danger. Philip Mulder, APEGGA Manager of Communications, presented the award
to Dylan on behalf of SciQ at the Alberta Teachers' Association Science Council
dinner on Nov. 12 in Banff. Students were asked to think about something they
are curious about and describe in a video how science and technology help them
understand it. APEGGA is a proud partner in SciQ, which promotes science learning
for K-to-12 students in Alberta.
√ In last month's PEGG article on Geoff Harding, Geol.I.T., the host
of the Rock 'N' Fossil Road Show (Page 4), the accompanying photograph included
an unidentified APEGGA member. That member is none other than Ginger Rogers,
P.Geol. Ginger braved a snow storm to make the trek from Calgary to Canmore,
where she analyzed many rocks and fossils on camera. Ginger is an active Outreach
volunteer and serves on the Communications Planning Committee.
√ Twenty-three members attended an Outreach volunteer training workshop
on Nov. 3 at the APEGGA Edmonton offices, in the D.A. Lindberg Conference Centre.
Bob Rose, P.Eng., demonstrated a presentation kit he developed for the Grade
4 hearing and sound science unit. Robert Diederichs, P.Eng., spoke about Roberta,
a robot he built for use in classroom presentations. APEGGA holds similar workshops
three or four times a year in Edmonton and Calgary.
The Greater Power of Outreach, Page 4, This
APEGGA Outreach Program
√ Last month we told you about two APEGGA members featured in the 2005
Alberta Innovation and Science Calendar. Closer examination reveals that in addition
to Dr. Janet Ronsky, P.Eng., and Honorary Member Reg Isley, the calendar showcases
five others connected to APEGGA — Dr. Larry Kostiuk, P.Eng., Dr. Daniel
Kwok, applicant, Dr. Jocelyn Grozic, P.Eng., Dr. Gérard Lachapelle, P.Eng.,
and Laura Lucier, E.I.T.
Checking In, Page 2, November 2004 PEGG
To Order or Download Calendar
√ Over 2,300 students received free admission to attend an afternoon
session of this year's Honorary Address, Volcanoes of the Deep Sea. They heard
National Geographic photographer Emory Kristof speak of his work in the deep
sea and the technology used to discover this underwater universe, and also saw
an exciting video. The Honorary Address, presented by APEGGA, the Canadian Society
of Petroleum Geologists and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists,
was held Nov. 9 in Calgary. Another 1,800 people purchased tickets to attend
the public presentation that evening.
Way, Way Down, Page 13, This Month's PEGG
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
√ Over 250 elected officials and administrators dropped by the APEGGA
booth at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Conference and Tradeshow,
held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton Nov. 17 and 18. Whitecourt Town
Coun. Bill McAree was the lucky winner of a draw for an APEGGA fleece vest.
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
√ APEGGA is a proud sponsor of the University of Alberta's Engineering
Students' Project Fund. This year, the Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project has
been selected as the recipient of the APEGGA funding. APEGGA sponsors a similar
engineering student project fund at the University of Calgary.
√ The annual Excellence in Education awards, co-hosted by APEGGA
and the APEGGA Education Foundation, were held in Edmonton on Oct. 27 at the
Edmonton Petroleum Club and in Calgary on Nov. 2 at the Calgary Petroleum Club.
The event honours recipients and nominees of the 2004 APEGGA Teacher Awards and
recipients of the 2004 APEGGA Scholarships and Awards.
Page 12, This Month's PEGG
The APEGGA Education Foundation
The APEGGA Teacher Awards
√ APEGGA hosted another successful series of Professional Development
Seminars in November in Edmonton and Calgary. Seminar participants numbered 96
in Edmonton on Nov. 9 and 166 in Calgary on Nov. 22. Topics included Strategic
Planning; Bears, Bullies and Bad Behaviour; Protocol for Building Business Relationships;
and Loss and Risk Management. Dr. Billy Strean gave the lunch presentation, Difficult
APEGGA's Professional Development Programs
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