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Week of activities to help Canadians learn about engineering starts today

Toronto, ON -- March 1, 2002 -- National Engineering Week, March 1-8, 2002, is a major national awareness campaign...


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March 1, 2002
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — March 1, 2002 — National Engineering Week, March 1-8, 2002, is a major national awareness campaign designed to raise awareness of the contributions science and technology make to our daily lives and to encourage young people to consider engineering and technology as careers.

Activities throughout the week give Canadians of all ages a chance to explore, discover and appreciate how engineering, science and technology contribute to our quality of life. The emphasis is on activities for youth that show how math and science can be fun and that demonstrate real-life applications of engineering.

For more information about nationwide activities, visit www.new-sng.com.

Now entering its 11th year, National Engineering Week is organized by a national executive committee representing the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, with the support of the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students and the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science.

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The 2002 theme is Engineering – Anything’s Possible! The campaign will explore how engineers are contributing to the overall quality of people’s lives.

Events of the week include the 2002 Canada FIRST Robotics Games, taking place Feb. 28 – March 2 at the Humber College Athletic Centre in Toronto. At the event, teams of high school students from all over Canada guide their own designs of remote-controlled robots through action-packed games of robotic Pac-Man.

For further information, visit www.canadafirst.org.

By Bill Roebuck, Editor