INNOVATION January-February 2014

Celebrate National Engineering and Geoscience Month 2014

APEGBC is gearing up for National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM), which is held yearly for the entire month of March. NEGM promotes awareness of engineering and geosci- ence, highlights career choices in these fields, and reminds the public of the relevance of engineering and geoscience to everyday life. APEGBC is excited to be promoting NEGM through print, radio, and social media. Events and activities will be held all month long. Look out for Pop- sicle Stick Bridge building competitions, the Edible Car competition, drawing contests, and much more. Involve your family and friends so The APEGBC Science Games will be held at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Museum of Vancouver on Saturday, March 1. This interactive competition is for students in Grades 1 – 6 and promotes science education and science-based careers. NEGM Drawing Contest This drawing contest for children ages 4 – 12 encourages them to think about careers in the sciences and use their creative skills. A $50 Chapters gift card goes to the winner. For more information and contest forms, visit the NEGM website at they can participate in the fun. APEGBC Science Games

APEGBC Works Challenge—Back by Popular Demand! Are you competitive? Do you love to solve problems? Do you have what it takes to compete with the best of the best? If you answered “yes”, then this challenge is for you. Building on the success of last year’s Water Works challenge, APEGBC is once again calling upon the ingenuity of its members as well as engineering and geoscience undergraduate students to battle against one another in this team-based contest. Will Fluor’s Team Smart Snake defend their title or will an undergrad team take the win? Keep checking our NEGMwebsite for updates about this year’s challenge. I Love My Profession Picture Campaign Do you or does someone you know have a great picture of you enjoy- ing work as a professional engineer or geoscientist? Send us a picture via Twitter @APEGBC or via e-mail to Show us your passion and pride for your profession. (One entry per person. Participant in image must be a current APEGBCmember in good standing. For full contest details and rules, please visit Branch Events Each year, our branches host exciting competitions and events. Please see below for events near you. You can also find them on our website at

Date & Time




Peace River

February 22, 2014 • 10:00 am R.L.Angus Elementary

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

17 th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition and Geo Rocks Event

Central Interior

February 23, 2014 • 11:00 am Pine Centre Mall Food Court

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and Museum of Vancouver Plumbing Lab - TRU Trades & Technology Center

March 1, 2014 • TBD


Science Games

South Central Branch and Thompson Rivers University Tri-City Branch and Douglas College

March 1, 2014 • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

March 1, 2014 • TBD

Douglas College

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey Campus

March 1, 2014 • 10:00 am

Fraser Valley

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

March 3, 2014 • TBD



Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Okanagan Branch


Various locations throughout the Okanagan

Speaker Series

Peace River

March 8, 2014 • 10:00 am

Dr. Kearney Secondary School

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition


March 8, 2014 • 11:00 am

Burnaby Public Library, Metrotown Branch

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition


March 15, 2014 • 10 am – 4:00 pm Vancouver Public Library

18 th Annual E-Fest

Sechelt Indian Band Community Hall, 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy

March 16, 2014 • 10:00 am

Sea to Sky

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

April 4, 2014 • 10:00 am

Tumbler Ridge Elementary School

Peace River

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition and Presentations


April 12, 2014 • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Lansdowne Mall

April 12, 2014 TBD

LV Rogers High School

West Kootenay Branch

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

April 20, 2014 • TBD

Capilano Mall (North Vancouver

Sea to Sky

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

TBD Vancouver Island For the latest information on NEGM events and activities, please visit Look for us on Twitter @APEGBC and on our YouTube channel at Country Club Mall Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition


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