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Engineering Week starts February 25

The annual event celebrating engineers and engineering is coming up, starting February 25 to March 5.

February 20, 2006   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The annual event celebrating engineers and engineering is coming up, starting February 25 to March 5.

The Canadian Society of Civil Engineers and the provincial licensing associations across the country are encouraging engineers to get involved by participating in the different events.

Alistair MacKenzie, president of CSCE writes: “I believe that National Engineering Week can provide just the sort of exposure that helps to identify and explain to the general public what the Civil Engineering profession is all about and, what is just as important, it gives us an opportunity to show ALL Civil Engineers why they should be members of our Society.

Professional Engineers of Ontario, for example, is hosting a forum on Robotics at the Ontario Science Centre on Don Mills Road, Toronto on Thursday March 2, 2006. Beginning at 6 p.m. this Engineering Innovations Forum will be moderated by Bob McDonald, host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks and will cover robotics in manufacturing, space and medicine. To reserve on line, visit www.peo.on.ca/EIF/EIF2006.jtm, or call Andre Rudknicky, P.Eng. at 416-392-3009.

In Nova Scotia, the Association of Professional Engineers is organizing a continuing Engineering Week tradition, the “Gear Head” One Tenth Marathon, which begins on February 28 at 10 a.m. Playing cards are to be handed out at the beginning and at strategic locations throughout the race. The first prize goes to the runner with the best poker hand.

There will also be events at different schools, including a Provincial Popsickle Stick Bridge challenge for junior high schools, and a Provincial Cardboard Boat design challenge for high schools.

Mayor Mills of Truro is giving a presentation on Truro’s Cogeneration and District Heating Project on Monday, February 27.

For all the above Nova Scotia events, visit www.apens.ns.ca.

Visit your provincial association’s web site for details of Engineering Week events you can become involved in.

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