Engineering and Geoscience Month

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.

There are several events that are fun and educational that kids and adults can participate in throughout the province. Check out the links below.

Events and Activities

Podcast

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is hosting opportunities for individuals and families to take part in the celebration—including the launch of a video podcast.

The podcast, In Conversation: Engineering and Geoscience in BC, features a dynamic discussion between Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio’s award-winning Quirks & Quarks, and two recipients of the 2020 Engineers and Geoscientists BC President’s Awards, Dr. Loretta Li, P.Eng., and Dr. Dan Moore, P.Geo. Topics range from Dr. Li and Dr. Moore’s innovative work, to their inspirations, career challenges, and thoughts on what engineers and geoscientists are doing to keep the public safe.

Viewers can watch the podcast on YouTube or listen to the audio version on Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Meet an Expert Sessions

New to Science Games this year is the “Meet an Expert” Sessions, where you have the opportunity to meet industry professionals in different disciplines of engineering and geoscience. Each expert, a registrant of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, will host a Q&A session and demonstrate what they do as an engineer or geoscientist. These sessions are open to everyone!

Date Time Subject Info
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:00–2:00 PM Sensors, Sorting, Geohazards, Soils, and Bears (yes, bears) - Oh My! Learn More
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:00–2:00 PM Satellites and Where Goes My Flush? Learn More

Science Games

Now in its 10th year, Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Science Games is going virtual! This online event will take place over Zoom and encourage students in Grades 1 through 6 to explore science while providing a fun and engaging environment for students to grow their confidence and abilities.

The 4-week science journey begins in March 2021 and is now open for registration. Every week, students will be sent an email with the week's theme, a list of suggested materials, and mini activities to prepare for the Saturday live session. All activities will use materials that are easily accessible from home, school, or a local dollar store. The live event sessions will be on March 6, 13, 20, and 27.

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Branch Events

Virtual Bridge Building Competition Hosted by the Richmond/Delta Branch.

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More Fun Things For Kids to Do

Want to learn about the top engineering feats of the 20th Century, play some online engineering and geoscience games, and more? Check out our some of our activities!

Media and Public Engagement

  • March 2021 has been proclaimed National Engineering and Geoscience Month in British Columbia! View the Proclamation