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March 2014

NEGM - Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition 2014

Status: Advanced registration is now closed.
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Douglas College (Building A Atrium), 1250 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC
Cost: $5 bridge kit registration fee (reimbursed on day of contest)
NEGM - Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition 2014. Please join the Tri-City Branch for their Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition. For more details about this event, please click below.


In celebration of National Engineering and Geoscience Month, the Tri-City Branch of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) along with Douglas College is hosting our Second Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest on Saturday, March 1st, 2014. 

National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) is an annual initiative to raise awareness of the engineering and geoscience professions across Canada. This month-long event is meant to highlight the various academic and career choices in these professions while reminding the public about the important role that these professions play in our society. 

As part of NEGM, we would like to provide your students with the opportunity to utilize our bridge Building Kits as an in-class activity. The bridge can be built by one student or a team (maximum of 4 students). The work done on background research and fabrication by each student could serve as a basis of an exciting applied science or physics project in the Structures area for a grade or class. 

Students who have completed their bridges before March 1st, 2014 would be eligible to enter our Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest. Concurrent with the Contest, there will be fun activity/information booths from APEGBC, Douglas College, and our event sponsors, so that the students can learn about Engineering and Geoscience. 

Registration and Bridge Kit Pick-up 
Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Time:  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Venue:  Building A Atrium, Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Cost:  $5 bridge kit registration fee (reimbursed on day of Contest)
Parents are required to complete and sign the registration form for each child interested in picking up a bridge kit. The first 20 registrants will be eligible for a surprise!! 

Contest Details    
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Time:  Elementary Schools – 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Middle Schools – 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue:  Building A Atrium, Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Downloads/Sponsorship:  Thank you in advance for your support of our Contest and please feel free to contact me at 604-612-2564 or email me at [email protected] for any further details of the event. Further details are available on our webpage: www.apeg.bc.ca/tc

Kind Regards,
Llewellyn Fonseca, EIT
NEGM Coordinator


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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