Next Generation Discovers Profession through National Engineering Month

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 profession."

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 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 profession.

SOURCE: Engineers Canada

For further information:

William Meyer,Manager, Communications
613-232-2474, ext. 249


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