OTTAWA, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Engineers design, build, and maintain the
things that connect communities, drive our economy and keep Canadians
healthy and safe. They shape our future with forward-thinking designs,
cutting-edge developments and new technologies. Engineers prove that if
you can dream it, you can do it.
Organized by the profession's 12 provincial and territorial regulatory
bodies, teachers, faculties, volunteers and university students,
National Engineering Month is an annual celebration of Canadian
engineering excellence that promotes engineering as a career choice to
youth. Throughout the month of March, events such as design
competitions, robotics demonstrations and science and engineering fairs
will teach young Canadians how to use math, science, technology and
creativity to generate things that were once thought impossible.
The theme of National Engineering Month is Design the Future. Along with an event listing for each province and territory, the National Engineering Month website features engineer profiles, examples of great Canadian engineering
achievements, and games and puzzles.
"National Engineering Month helps foster an early interest and
understanding of what engineering is and the good work engineers do
each and every day. Students discover that engineers use imagination
and innovation in addition to math and science to help creative
positive change in the world," said Engineers Canada President Brent
Smith, FEC, P.Eng. "The activities are an excellent way to encourage
the creativity and vision of today's youth, and we hope inspire them to
become engineers. It is so important for them to learn this early,
because today's students are the engineering leaders of tomorrow."
Yes Mag, an award-winning Canadian youth science magazine for kids aged
10 to 15, is the official sponsor of the National Engineering Month
website. National Engineering Month partners are the Association of
Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada, Canadian Academy of
Engineering, Engineering Institute of Canada and the Canadian
Federation of Engineering Students.
Engineers Canada is the business name of the Canadian Council of
Professional Engineers and is the national organization of the 12
provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada and
license the country's more than 250,000 members of the engineering
SOURCE Engineers Canada
For further information:
William Meyer, Manager, Communications
613-232-2474, ext. 249