BY AMY PILIKOWSKI
Public Relations Coordinator – Calgary
Every day, APEGGA’s engineering and geoscience professionals are Making a World of Difference in the lives of Albertans. These contributions will be celebrated during the 17th annual incarnation of National Engineering & Geoscience Week, Feb. 26 to March 7.
“NEGW is a celebration of excellence and innovation in engineering and geoscience,” said APEGGA President Dr. Gordon Williams, P.Geol. “This week is a time to celebrate the outstanding work done by engineers and geoscientists, while inspiring youth to explore these professions and make a world of difference in their own futures.”
Kicking off the week on Feb. 26 are two APEGGA events — one in Edmonton and one in Calgary — that challenge professional engineers, geologists and geophysicists in a fun mystery competition. Cheering on these daring participants as they test their skills will be professional peers and members of the public.
The kickoff events will be held over the lunch hour in Calgary at the Eau Claire Market Centre Court and in Edmonton in the Scotia Place lobby.
Connecting with Kids
APEGGA members will take time throughout NEGW to share their experiences with youth at science olympics events and elementary school science nights, with the aim of inspiring students to explore careers in math, science and technology.
The APEGGA Science Olympics take place in Calgary on Feb. 21 at the Big Four, before the week actually kicks off. Then come the Edmonton Science Olympics to cap off NEGW on March 7 at the Shaw Conference Centre. Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer on the teams.
Elementary science nights are another great way for members to share their passion for their professions with students. The nights give volunteers the opportunity to bring science to students and their families by visiting schools in Calgary, Edmonton and surrounding areas. They feature a variety of fun and interactive activities and displays that are designed to encourage students to choose career paths in the sciences.
To learn more about NEGW and some of the professional geoscientists and engineers who are making a world of difference in Alberta, look for the 14th annual NEGW special supplement in both the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal on Feb. 26.
Want to Participate?
There are many ways you can help celebrate NEGW. You can
plan a challenge between departments within your organization, or with other companies or technical societies
host a coffee session for other employees and tell them about NEGW
visit a school in your area to talk with students about your profession.
If your organization plans to host an event during NEGW, contact Amy Pilikowski at 403-262-7714 or email@example.com to have it added to the calendar.
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