National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM)
Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia hosted another successful National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) this year. The theme in 2017 was “My ideas make a difference.” Innovative discoveries and technologies can make a difference in the world—from smart phones to energy efficiency, to new and safer ways to travel. All of these possibilities start with just one idea, and that idea makes a difference to society and to our lives. Professional engineers and geoscientists truly make a difference.
During the month, Engineers and Geoscientists BC and our branches around the province organised family-oriented events such as Engineering and Geoscience Fest, Popsicle Stick Bridge Building contests, Science Games, and Dig Day. In addition we also partnered with Science World to promote the documentary Dream Big and TRIUMF Labs to host public tours.
The 2017 NEGM Drawing Contest asked children, ages 4 to 12, to think like a geoscientist or engineer and draw a picture of an invention that would make a difference in someone's life (e.g., robotic arm or leg, clean drinking water, extract minerals and gases safely from the earth, etc.)
This year 150 entries were received from students around the province.
Find out which events are happening in your community.