March is National Engineering Month! - Discover How Engineers Make a World of Difference

OTTAWA, March 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Engineering is all around us. From making drinking water safer to redesigning smartphone technology, from creating lifesaving medical devices to building sustainable buildings, engineers use their knowledge to improve people's lives in meaningful ways. Engineers Canada is proud to announce National Engineering Month 2015.

National Engineering Month is Canada's biggest annual celebration of engineering. Organized by the provincial and territorial regulatory bodies, and with support from countless volunteers, over 500 events take place throughout the month of March from coast to coast for young Canadians to learn about the exciting, fun, and rewarding world of engineering.

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 only in our imaginations. Participants will discover how engineers design, build, and maintain the things that connect communities, drive our economy, and keep Canadians healthy and safe.

Visit the National Engineering Month website to discover events happening across Canada in each province and territory. The website also features engineer profiles, examples of great Canadian engineering achievements, and games and puzzles. Follow your engineering regulator and Engineers Canada on social media (Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn) and use the hashtags #NEM2015 and #NEGM15 to find out what events are happening across the country to celebrate.

"Engineers make positive contributions to the world every day," said Engineers Canada President Paul Amyotte, FEC, P.Eng., "National Engineering Month is a fun way for Canada's youth to discover all the great things about being an engineer. Through hands-on activities, they will learn how engineering is about mixing technical knowledge with creativity, leadership, and innovation to create solutions that really do make a world of difference."

Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 engineering regulators that license the country's 280,000 members of the profession. Together, we work to advance the profession in the public interest.

 

SOURCE Engineers Canada

For further information: William Meyer, Practice Lead, Communications, 613-232-2474, ext. 249, will.meyer@engineerscanada.ca

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