March 2021

Meet an Expert Session #2

Satellites and Where Goes My Flush?

Status: This event is now full. Please contact [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: Log-In: 12:45 PM–1:00 PM PST 
Webinar: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM PST
Location: Virtual Event
Presenter: Cam Finnigan, P.Eng., Senior RF and Electronics Engineer
Stella Chiu, P.Eng., Senior Drainage and Wastewater Engineer
Maggie Sheu, P.Eng., Senior Asset Manager
Cost: Free
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Science Games Support.
New to the 2021 Science Games are two “Meet an Expert” Sessions during the month of March. These sessions will provide those that attend the opportunity to meet industry professionals in different disciplines of engineering and geoscience. Presenters will talk about what they do as an engineer or geoscientist and will include a Q&A period. The intended audience is for elementary students and attendance is open to everyone.

During our second Meet an Expert Session, it will be divided into two parts during the 1-hour webinar. Join us to meet 3 experts and discover what they do as part of their daily jobs. We hope to see you there!

Part 1

Satellites and What Goes Up Will Come Down

Presented by Cam Finnigan, P.Eng.

This presentation will explain what and where satellites are, how they get to orbit, and what they do when they get there. We will discuss factors that determine how long satellites last, the dangers they face and examine what becomes of satellites at the end of their mission. Of particular interest we will look briefly at satellite radar.

Part 2

Where Goes My Flush? – Wastewater Treatment and You

Presented by Stella Chiu, P.Eng. and Maggie Sheu, P.Eng.

Ever wonder what happens after you flush the toilet? This presentation will provide the curious minds an overview of the journey of wastewater: from the toilet, to the underground collection systems, to a wastewater treatment facility where it goes through various treatment steps, and eventually back to the environment after treatment.

Intended Audience

This session is intended for elementary students.


Cam Finnigan, P.Eng.

Senior RF and Electronics Engineer

Cam Finnigan has been planning, designing, and testing radio frequency circuits and systems for 28 years including cellular subscriber and base station equipment, broadband wireless access, and remote sensing. He is currently working with for Alpha Insights in Vancouver working on a next-generation Synthetic Aperture Radar payload to go into earth orbit.

Stella Chiu, P.Eng.

Senior Engineer, Drainage and Wastewater

Stella Chiu, P.Eng., is a professional engineer working for the City of Abbotsford as their Senior Engineer, Drainage and Wastewater. She received her bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Hong Kong, her master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of British Columbia, and has been in the industry for 20 years. She currently involves in capital planning for sewer and drainage, as well as providing process input to the Joint Abbotsford Mission Environmental Systems (JAMES) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Maggie Sheu, P.Eng.

Senior Asset Manager

Maggie is the Senior Asset Manager for the City of Vancouver. She is responsible for leading the asset management for the sewer utility and developing strategies and criteria using a standardized framework to support City planning and budget preparation.

Things To Know

Please note that all attendees must have an online account with Engineers and Geoscientists BC prior to registering online. For non-registrants and first-time users, please proceed to creating a new account. Once your account is created, please login and return to the event registration page to complete your registration online.

Webinar login instructions will be emailed to all registrants 24–48 hours prior to the webinar. Please also check your junk or SPAM email folder if you do not receive the webinar login detail.

​We will use your preferred email address in your online account and you can update the email address by logging into your online account. However, the final attendance list is generated 3 days prior to this event. Any updates to your email address made less than 3 days prior will not be received in time.

Event Sponsor

Thank you to our sponsor TRUE Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying.


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