April 2014

NEGM - Science & Engineering Fair with Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Status: Advanced registration is now closed.
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Lansdowne Mall (Large Atrium Beside the Food Court) 5300 No.3 Road Richmond, BC
FREE (except for those participating in the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition; a $5 deposit is required and will be refunded upon your attendance
NEGM - Science & Engineering Fair with Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition. Please join the Richmond/Delta Branch for their Annual Science & Engineering Fair with Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition. For more details about this event, please click below.

“Science & Engineering Fair with Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition"

Join us in an informative, fun-filled event aimed at promoting the science and particularly engineering and geoscience professions in our community and especially to the youth. Let’s help the youth find their way to better serving the community.

This event is part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM); an annual celebration of engineering and geoscience across Canada. The goal of this event is to promote the awareness of the engineering and geoscience professions, showcase career choices and the many ways in which engineering and geoscience relate to our everyday life.

To achieve this goal, the Richmond/ Delta Branch of APEGBC has worked with academic, industry, and community organizations to bring this full-day, fun-filled event in the heart of Richmond - Lansdowne Mall. Rain or shine, we will be there. Come out with your family and friends and enjoy your day:

  • Watch the Community Science Show of the Science World at 11:30am
  • Browse through the engineering students' projects
  • Visit the information booths of engineering companies
  • Learn about the works of Engineering division of the City of Richmond
  • Participate in contests and competitions
  • Test your Popsicle Stick Bridge (read the details below), and
  • Learn more and win prizes.

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition: The competition is designed for three age groups:

  • Grade 10 and under (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm),
  • Grade 11 and 12 (2:00 pm to 3:00 pm), and
  • Post-secondary students and others (3:00 pm to 4:00 pm).

The winners of each age group will be awarded with cash prizes.

Cost: FREE (except for those participating in the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition; a $5 deposit is required and will be refunded upon your attendance).

Rules, Registration and Bridge Kits:

Note: Only the bridges that are constructed with the materials obtained from us according to the rules and instructions will be allowed to participate in the competition. Your bridge will be tested using a hydraulic jack coupled with load cells to destruction. The bridge that can carry the highest load would be chosen as the winner of the competition. 

Volunteers: We are looking for volunteers to help us with the event. Please contact Dr. Hamid Ghanbari by email: [email protected].

For more information on National Engineering and Geoscience Month events throughout the province, please visit our NEGM 2014 webpage: www.apeg.bc.ca/negm or click the logo below.
NEGM 2014.

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