OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Throughout the month of March, Canada's
youth will discover how they can change the world as professional
engineers at over 500 National Engineering Month events happening from
coast to coast to coast.
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.
Youth aged 8 to 14 will discover how engineers design, build, and
maintain the things that connect communities, drive our economy and
keep Canadians healthy and safe.
"Professional engineers shape our world, and our future," said Engineers
Canada President Catherine Karakatsanis, FEC, FCAE, P.Eng. "National
Engineering Month is an excellent opportunity for the next generation
to discover the creativity and imagination inherent within engineering,
and to set them on the path to becoming members of this great
Conferences and events such as design competitions, robotics
demonstrations and science and engineering fairs will teach young
Canadians how they can design the future by using math, science,
technology and creativity to generate things that were once thought
impossible. Events in each province and territory can be found on the National Engineering Month website. Follow the hashtags #NEM2013 and #NEGM13 on Twitter.
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
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 profession.
SOURCE: Engineers Canada
For further information:
William Meyer,Manager, Communications
613-232-2474, ext. 249