National Engineering Month is coming up in March, with engineers and professional engineering associations around the country busy planning for outreach events in libraries, schools and other community centres to showcase the wonders of engineering.
In Ontario, nearly 200 events are planned, including an early kick-off event on February 27, the Air Canada Centre for Engineering Night.
The Ontario Society for Professional Engineers (OSPE) and National Engineering Month Ontario are hosting the evening, which will include a pre-game party and engineering-themed surprises on the court.
Other events planned at schools in cities around the province such as Barrie, Kitchener, Sudbury and Peterborough include traditional bridge building from popsicles, as well as the “Mars lander” trials where students have to construct a device to safely land an egg from various heights. In another stream, Engineers Without Borders is delivering Water for the World workshops at public libraries across the Greater Toronto Area.