2019 National Engineering Month

Here's what's happening during NEM 2018

This year’s National Engineering Month committee has been hard at work to bring together an outstanding list of events in March, and now we need your help!  Mark your calendars, call your friends and family, and plan to come out to see what’s going on. We especially need your help in raising awareness and promoting the Annual Public Display at the Halifax Library and getting kids, groups and teachers involved in our events this year!  There should be a little something for everyone!

March 1st, 2018
Spotlight on Local Innovation (WIE)

Join Engineers Nova Scotia for our Spotlight on Local Innovation on Thursday, March 1st, 2018, to celebrate National Engineering Month by highlighting interesting projects and research led by engineers in Nova Scotia. This event will be held at the Prince George Hotel in Halifax. 

This signature event will include a three course meal with wine, three dynamic presentations and an opportunity to connect with other members and students. The reception begins at 5 PM, dinner will be served at 6 PM.

The cost to attend is $40, please use the online registration system to reserve your seat, there are limited tickets available. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring a table of 10, these can be purchased for $500 by contacting Beth@engineersnovascotia.ca. Sponsors will be recognized in our publications and during the event. 

Speakers will be revealed in early 2018! Register for this Event

The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Camp 7)
March 3rd at 2:00PM – Sexton Gym, Dalhousie University Sexton Campus, Halifax
Celebrate the achievement of our province’s newest class of engineering graduates by attending the annual Iron Ring Ceremony. All engineers with an Iron Ring from any Camp are encouraged to attend.

Welcome to the Oval!
March 5th Halifax Commons
Take a Tour of Icemaking at the Oval and facilities followed by an Open Skate.  Family Fun!

Acadia Engineering Banquet
March 8th at 6:30 PM – Fountain Commons, Acadia University Campus, Wolfville
The annual Acadia University Engineering Banquet will take place on campus again this year; a great celebration of engineering in the beautiful Annapolis Valley.

Student Professional Networking Event.

March 9th at 5:00-7:00PM – Dalhousie University Sexton Campus, Room B227

The Young Professionals Committee is hosting an event for students involving a variety of relevant topics. Guest speakers have been invited to discuss the following (in 20 min time frames) Licensure, LinkedIn, Interview skills.  Pizza and Professional Social will follow the discussions.

3rd Annual NEM Curling Bonspiel
March 11th from 1:00PM to 7:00PM – Halifax Curling Club, 948 South Bland Street, Halifax

Team registrations are now being accepted for this year's National Engineering Month Curling Showdown.  Each team must consist of at least 2 Engineers Nova Scotia members. Every team will get to play 4 one hour (3-end) games. Compete to establish your team's bragging rights for the year as Nova Scotia's top engineering curling team!  The cost is $200/team and includes pizza in the lounge after the games.  There are only 8 team spaces available, so register today!  Please contact Christine Larocque at christine@engineersnovascotia.ca to register via email or call 902-491-1213 to register by phone.

Student-Professional Pizza Socials

Various Dates, Times and Locations

Dalhousie University Sexton Campus, Halifax, March 9th at 6:00PM (following the the Panel Discussion) - T-Room (Campus Pub), Organized by the Young Professionals Committee (but open to all), join us for a professional development session at the end of the work day.

Hockey Night in Halifax: Halifax Mooseheads VS. Acadie-Bathurst Titan

Join the Young Professionals Committee to cheer on the Halifax Mooseheads against the Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Saturday, March 17th at 4:00PM! This is the last game of the season so come early for extra fan appreciation activities. 

Tickets are $13 for adults and $6 for children (2-12). There is a limit of four (4) tickets per member, if there are more people in your group contact Beth@engineersnovascotia.ca for availability. If you wish to sit with a larger group please designate one person to contact us so you have the best chance to sit together. 

To order tickets please use the online registration system (ignore the times). 

Please register online



Tickets will be mailed to the address in your profile so please ensure your details are accurate. 

National Engineering Month Public Display

March 24th at the Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Displays – 1st floor, 9:30AM to 2:00PM
Bridge competitions, High-school Ambassador Competition Displays – Paul O’Regan Hall, 12:00PM
Junior High Design Challenge – Paul O’Regan Hall, Registration at 10:00 am

Come out to our signature event at the Halifax Library! There will be fun and games for the kids, displays including university student projects, engineering historic sites and other engineering projects from around HRM and Nova Scotia. There has been some significant changes to this year’s competitions and projects, with creative bridge designs for younger participants (build ahead and bring), our annual popsicle bridge competition has been extended to younger ages, we’re running an exciting new build-on-site competition for Junior High students, and new this year is a high-school competition focused on students learning about engineering in their community.  Details on each competition will be available shortly on the Engineers Nova Scotia website!  Check it out, and encourage people to participate!  Our members do a lot each year to spread the word and make this event a success… we hope to see you there!

Competition Information
Paper Build Competition CLICK HERE
Creative Design Competition Rules and Regulations