Ontario celebrates National Engineering Week - February 23 to March 2, 2008

    TORONTO, Feb. 21 /CNW/ - Be educated, entertained and inspired during
National Engineering Week. Throughout Ontario, professional engineers,
engineering technicians and technologists and engineering and technology
students will stage myriad events in more than two dozen centres in order to
raise awareness of the contributions engineering makes to daily life and to
encourage young people to choose a career in engineering.
    The highlight of Engineering Week 2008 in Ontario is a series of K'NEX
Family Construction Workshops at five venues: the London Regional Children's
Museum, the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Science North in
Sudbury, the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto and the Waterloo Regional
Children's Museum in Kitchener. Engineering volunteers will help children
create wild and wonderful structures using the popular, colour-coded building
toy. Special features at all five venues include a K'NEX bridge-building
    Other planned Ontario events include a mousetrap vehicle challenge,
Popsicle stick or pasta bridge-building contests, paper airplane toss, egg
drop and robotics competitions, design and math challenges, mall displays,
awards luncheons and dinners, open houses, classroom presentations in French
and English and career talks given at select Toronto Public Libraries.

    There'll be Engineering Week fun in these centres:

    Barrie                Belleville           Burlington
    Chatham               Cornwall             Kingston
    Kitchener/Waterloo    London               Mississauga
    Newmarket             Niagara Falls        North Bay
    Oakville              Oshawa               Ottawa
    Pembroke              Peterborough         Pickering
    Richmond Hill         Sarnia               Sault Ste. Marie
    Scarborough           Sudbury              Thunder Bay
    Toronto               Windsor

    For details, visit the Event Calendar at www.engineeringweek.on.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Julie Cohen, Marketing & Communications,
National Engineering Week Ontario 2008, 1-877-241-2861, julie@juliebcohen.com

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