National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM)
National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) is a celebration of engineering and geoscience held every year in March. This month-long event promotes awareness of the engineering and geoscience professions, highlights career choices in these fields and reminds the public of the many ways in which engineering and geoscience touch everyday life. This year, we were proud to encourage this initiative under the larger umbrella of the centenary year.
The centenary year marks 100 years of ethics, excellence, and progress. We will look back at our proud history of safety, innovation, and building British Columbia, and look forward to the vibrant future. For 2020, we will celebrate the feats of engineering and geoscience over 100 years.
Due to the coronavirus, branch events have been cancelled.
The drawing contest is now closed. Thank you to all those who participated! You can view the winners and their drawings in Drawing Contest Gallery.
In early March, we installed 3D chalk installations across BC. This unique form of street art gave the public a glimpse inside the world of engineering and geoscience, and showcased three major engineering and geoscience feats that had a lasting impact on the province of BC.
Want to learn about the top engineering feats of the 20th Century, play some online engineering and geoscience games, and more? Check out our cool links for kids page!
The Science Games were held on Saturday, March 7, 2020. At the Science Games, students in Grades 1—6 explored the principles and theories of science first hand through fun games and challenges. Find out how you can participate next year.
Our campaign has successfully generated the following media coverage:
- March 4: Coverage in the Kelowna Now of the 3D Chalk Art that is currently on display at Orchard Park Mall in Kelowna.
- March 5: Prince George Daily News covered the 3D Chalk Art that was on display in the Prince George Civic Centre.
- March 9: The 3D Chalk Art was covered by CKPG Today.
- March 10: CFJC Today visited TRU in Kamloops for the Engineers and Geoscientists BC South Central Branch's 17th annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest.