2017 National Engineering Month

Here's what's happened during NEM 2017

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!

Electronic Program of Events for National Engineering Month 

Acadia Engineering Banquet

March 2nd 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.

The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Camp 7)
March 4th 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.


Student Professional Networking Event.

March 10th at 5:00PM – Dalhousie University Sexton Campus, Room B229

The Young Professionals Committee is hosting an event for students to learn more about the practice of engineering. The event will include a brief presentation of how to become a professional engineer and it will answer questions about experience record writing. This will be followed by an industry panel discussion on working as an engineer. Panelists will include representatives from Stantec, Emera, and Michelin. 



Student-Professional Pizza Socials

Various Dates, Times and Locations

Dalhousie University Sexton Campus, Halifax, March 10th 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. Our presenters will provide an overview of Engineers Nova Scotia for the students and details on the requirements of experience records for Engineers-In-Training. 

Join Students and Engineers Nova Scotia members for a drink at the student-professional social, following the PD session at the T-Room, located off the main entrance below the gym at 1360 Barrington Street.

Everyone felt this was a great opportunity to meet peers and potential mentors last year.  

There is no cost to attend this event. 

CBU, March 17 @ 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the Verschuren Centre on campus.

St. Mary’s March 21 from 6-8pm at the Sobey Lounge in the Sobey Building.

Dalhousie Truro campus’ March 22 beginning at 5:30 in Banting Building (main Engineering Building).

2nd 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.

Hockey Night in Halifax: Halifax Mooseheads VS. Saint John Sea Dogs
March 18th at 4:00PM – ScotiaBank Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax
Post-Game Social at the Gahan House, 1869 Upper Water Street, Halifax

Go Moose Go! Purchase your tickets through the Engineers Nova Scotia website.   Tickets are $12 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 us for availability. If you wish to sit with a larger group please designate one person to contact us so you all have the best chance to sit together. To order tickets please use the online registration system (ignore the times). Tickets will be mailed to the address in your profile so please ensure your details are accurate.

Spotlight on Local Innovation
March 23rd at 6:00PM – The Prince George Hotel , Halifax
Join Engineers Nova Scotia for our Spotlight on Local Innovation 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. Dinner will be served at 6 PM.

For further details on presenters and projects see page 10 of this magazine.

National Engineering Month Public Display
March 25th 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
Creative Design Competition Poster
Creative Design Competition Rules and Regulations
Popsicle Bridge Competition 
Junior High Engineering Design Challenge Poster
High School Engineering Outreach Challenge Poster

Engineering Expo
March 30th, 9:00AM to 3:00PM – Westin Inn, Halifax
The Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University invites you to the Dalhousie Engineering Capstone Conference (DECC) on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Westin Inn, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The DECC is a presentation of work from our senior year classes, incorporating all engineering disciplines. The students’ final design presentations and poster competition will showcase how the projects integrate course work and engineering design skills, providing innovative solutions for many local industrial partners.  Students will present their project posters to the public and be available to answer questions.  Come on down to the Westin if you have some time to see the latest graduating class and some of the innovative projects they’ve been working on.  For more information contact Dr. Clifton Johnston, clifton.johnston@dal.ca, or Sandra MacAulay Thompson, s.macaulay.thompson@dal.ca.