March, 2000

National Engineering Week 2000
Alberta Calendar of Events

APEGGA encourages all professionals to take time during National Engineering Week 2000 (March 4-12) to reflect on the importance of the work they do, and to share their enthusiasm with the public. A detailed list of events is included in the calendar, or you can visit the APEGGA website at to find out more.

NEW 2000 corporate supporter Fluor Daniel Canada, Inc. is organizing a series of events for its employees and students of all ages (see details below.).

Provincial School Challenge – Province wide, March 4 –12

During National Engineering Week, APEGGA is sponsoring hands-on science challenges throughout Alberta. Volunteers from the various branches of the Association will judge the designs of students from schools in their areas who will design, build and test balloon-powered vehicles and Popsicle stick pillars. This year’s activities challenge students to use their science skills and problem-solving abilities using limited materials. The APEGGA Provincial School Challenge is open to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. APEGGA will donate prizes for regional winners as well as provincial champions in each school division category.

Discover "E", Calgary – Week of March 6

The Discover "E" program is an annual event held across North America. Its aim is to introduce students to the world of math, science and engineering by bringing professionals from these disciplines into the classroom. Fluor Daniel Canada, Inc. will be organizing classroom presentations to elementary, junior and senior high school students in the Calgary area during the week of March 6t. More than 400 Calgary grade school students will be present as Fluor Daniel engineers present experiments, videos and demonstrations about a typical engineer's work day – giving students an idea of just how many things around them are affected by engineering in our society.

Grande Prairie Science Nights, Aspen Grove School - March 6, Avondale School - March 9, Grande Prairie, Alberta 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Students, staff and families of the above elementary schools will celebrate NEW with Grande Prairie engineers and geoscientists who have planned an evening of fun with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Participants will explore and experience the wonders of science that make so many things possible in everyday life.

Fluor Daniel/Central Memorial High School Friendly Competition (Calgary) March 7 & 8, Fluor Daniel Southport Office Atrium, 10101 Southport RD SW, Calgary. Event times: 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Teams of employees from Fluor Daniel Canada, Inc. meet head-to-head with teams of students from Central Memorial High School in this test of skill and ingenuity. A top-secret "design project", assigned by the Friendly Competition Committee will be constructed and unveiled by the teams on Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8t, at the Fluor-Daniel Southport Office Atrium.

Fluor Daniel Engineers Luncheon (Calgary) – March 9, Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod TR SE, Calgary

In celebration of National Engineering Week 2000 all Fluor Daniel engineers are invited to attend this Engineers' Luncheon. Guest Speaker Dr. Ian Hutcheon, P.Geol., from the University of Calgary will speak on global warming and its relation to this year’s N.E.W. theme – Anything’s Possible.

Edmonton Science Olympics – March 11, Hall A, Shaw Conference Centre,
9797 Jasper AVE, Edmonton, Alberta
Competition runs 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is free.

A popular annual event for more than a decade, the Edmonton Science Olympics brings together more than 500 students to compete in an inter-school challenge. Pre-registered student teams work together to solve problems and test scientific principles. The event is organized by teachers from the Edmonton Public and Catholic school systems and is sponsored by APEGGA.

Fort McMurray Science Olympics – March 11, Oil Sands Discovery Centre 515 Mackenzie Blvd., Fort McMurray. Registration begins at 12:30 PM

Hosted by the Oil Sands Discovery Centre and sponsored by APEGGA, this event features three separate competitive challenges that test design principles, structure, and ingenuity. The focus of the Science Olympics is to challenge students at the junior high school level.

Brooks and Area Science Olympics – March 11: Brooks Junior High School, 124 4th AVE EAST & March 12: Brooks Recreational Centre Swimming Pool, Brooks Registration begins at 9 AM

The Brooks Science Olympics, this second annual event promoting science for students, is the capstone on a two-month science awareness campaign in southern Alberta. With over 1,200 student entries to date, this science extravaganza promises to be a spectacular blend of competition and fun for all. Students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12 will showcase their ingenuity and vie for prizes and trophies. APEGGA is proud to be a sponsor of this event.



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