Bridge Building Challenge 2017 - PEO Mississauga Chapter
Local bridge building competition challenges junior students to think like Professional Engineers
The Mississauga Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is excited to announce details of its eighth annual Bridge Building Challenge (BBC). This event will take place on Saturday, March 25th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Tomken Middle School (3200 Tomken Road, Mississauga). This event is open to any grade 6, 7 and 8 students and the media.
Held in conjunction with National Engineering Month and in collaboration with the Peel District School Board, the event is designed to raise awareness of engineering and help middle school students develop hands-on skills through bridge design and construction. Teams of students are provided with materials to design and construct bridges that are judged by licensed Professional Engineers on the basis of presentation, creativity, construction quality, construction technique and aesthetics.
For more information, please visit www.peo-mc.ca
About National Engineering Month
National Engineering Month (NEM) is a Canada-wide, month-long celebration of engineering where volunteers in each province and territory stage events and activities designed to increase public awareness of engineers and engineering technology. Even more important, it is designed to encourage young people to consider careers in engineering.
Through the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 80,000 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public. Professional engineering safeguards life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare and the environment. Professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. For more information, visit www.peo.on.ca.
For additional information or interviews, please contact:
Hasan Akhter, P.Eng.
Education Committee, Mississauga Chapter, PEO
hasan [dot] akhter [at] peo-mc [dot] ca