National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM)
National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) wrapped up on March 31, 2019. Engineer and geoscientist volunteers hosted community events that aimed to inspire youth about science. These events were an opportunity to highlight the ways engineering and geoscience build our communities and our economy, and gave volunteers a platform to encourage kids of all ages to explore the dynamic career opportunities in these professions. This year, we focused our messaging on the particular importance of engaging girls and young women, and our ongoing efforts to achieve 30x30.
We also launched an advertising campaign that promoted engineering and geoscience professions to families through fun "Did You Know" facts. The ads were featured in The Vancouver Sun's newspaper—print and online—throughout March.
This year's campaign also generated media coverage, which can be viewed below along with photos from the 2019 Science Games, the drawing contest winners, our advertising campaign.
In celebration of NEGM, Engineers and Geoscientists BC branches have organized events at different locations across BC. There are still some events happening in April and May. Find out which events are happening in your community.
Find Events Near You
Congratulations to the winners and all those who participated. Find out who the winners are.
View the Winners Gallery
View photos of the event and find out how you can join next year.
Learn how Christina Noël, EIT started her career on glue and popsicle sticks.
There’s no shortage of information when it comes to engineering and geoscience. Find out what we featured in our advertising campaign that focused on fun "Did You Know" facts. The ads ran in The Vancouver Sun—print and online—throughout March.
Our campaign has successfully generated the following engagement opportunities and media coverage:
- February 22: CEO Ann English, P.Eng. is featured in Business in Vancouver's Women in Business edition (pages 28 and 29).
- March 1: Official Proclamation from government.
- March 1: Op-Ed by President Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng. published in The Province in both print and digital editions.
- March 2: Coverage of the Science Games in the Vancouver Sun.
- March 2: Coverage of the Vancouver Branch's Engineering and Geoscience Festival by Fairchild TV.
- March 4: President Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng. and Christina Noel, EIT, appeared on Global TV's morning show at approximately 8:25 AM to talk about why initiatives like NEGM are critical to our work to accelerate diversity in the professions.
- March 5: Christina Noel, EIT was interviewed on Kamloop's radio station CHNL to discuss the importance of outreach to youth—especially young women—to increase awareness and interest in engineering and geoscience.
- March 7: Print ad in The Vancouver Sun to recognize International Women's Day on March 8.
- March 9: The Tri-City branch's Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition was featured in the local paper snapd Tri-Cities.
- March 11: The Centrial Interior branch held their 22nd Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition in Prince George and was featured in their local paper, CKPG Today.
- March 24: President Kathy Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng. was interviewed by the Ming Pao newspaper to discuss how parents and their children can learn basic scientific principals together and discover how fun and interesting science is.
- April 8: The Burnaby branch hosted their annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition and was featured in the Burnaby Now.
- May 10: The Coast Report promoted the Sunshine Coast branch's Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest that is schedule for May 26.