April 2020

NEGM: Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition

Hosted by the Tri-City Branch

Please Note
Due to public health and safety concerns, this event has been cancelled.
Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM–4:00 PM
Location: Douglas College - Coquitlam Campus Foyer, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC
Presenter: Erica Williams, Geoscience Educator
Dr. Mitch Mivehchi, P.Eng., CHI
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $4.76 + GST = $5.00

Non-Member Price: $4.76 + GST = $5.00

Student Member Price: $4.76 + GST = $5.00
Contact: Email: [email protected]
Note: Please register by March 30, 2020. Fill out registration forms to obtain popsicle kit from various libraries (Poco Terry Fox, Coquitlam Poirier St, and Coquitlam City Center)
The Tri-City Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC is hosting an annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition in Coquitlam. Join us for an informative, fun-filled event aimed at promoting engineering and geoscience in our community and especially to the youth.

As part of the NEGM celebrations, the Tri-City Branch is hosting the Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition. 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. BMP Engineering and Port Moody Rock and Gem Club will be co-hosting the Earthquake/Seismic Structure and Geology classes for the students.

Event Schedule

  • 9:30 AM–10:00 AM: Registration for bridges (Grade K–12)
  • 10:00 AM–11:30 AM: Bridge Testing for Grade K–5
  • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM: Earthquake/Seismic Structure Class (Grade 9–12)
  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM: Geology Class (Grade 9–12)
  • 11:30 AM–1:00 PM: Bridge Testing for Grade 6–8
  • 11:45 AM–12:00 PM: Awards for Grade K–5
  • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM: Earthquake/Seismic Structure Class (Grade K–8)
  • 1:00 PM–2:30 PM: Bridge Testing for Grade 9–12
  • 1:15 PM–1:30 PM: Awards for Grade 6–8
  • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM: Geology Class for (Grade K–8)
  • 2:45 PM–3:00 PM: Awards for Grade 9–12
  • 3:30 PM–4:00 PM: Closing

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