April 2016

NEGM'16 Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition

Organized by the APEGBC Burnaby/New Westminster Branch

Status: For more information about this event, please contact NEGM Coordinator Zohreh Hashemi at: [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM-4:00 PM: NEGM Event
Location: Bonsor Recreation Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby, BC
Cost: $5 deposit.
Please join the Burnaby/New West Branch for their annual Bridge Building Competion. This event is part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM); an annual celebration of engineering and geoscience across Canada. The goal of this celebration 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.

Join us for our annual competition designed to challenge kids and teens to think creatively to solve a real world problem with prizes awarded to winners. More information available in the full description below.

Event Schedule

March 7 to April 3, 2016:  Pick up your kit at the Metrotown Branch of the Burnaby Public Library (while supplies last).

April 9, 2016: Event day

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Sign-in
11:00 AM - 4:00  PM: Testing of bridges and prize distribution.

How to Take Part

Go to the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., between March 7 and April 3 to register and pick up a bridge-building supply kit. There is a limited number of kits so sign up as
early as possible! You may sign up as a group with a maximum of 5 members. All participants must be current elementary or secondary school students.

Register only if you are sure you can participate and attend the event. Before receiving a kit, all participants are required to sign a completion form agreeing to the return of a finished bridge project. All bridges are expected to be designed and constructed by student participants, not by adults.


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