Ramping up for National Engineering Month 2019

Are you passionate about engineering and technology? We invite you to help us inspire the next generation of young professionals during National Engineering Month (NEM) in March 2019.

NEM is an annual celebration of engineering and technology. Occurring annually in March, this unique initiative provides professionals and students with the opportunity to engage a diverse audience of young people in learning about engineering and technology through interactive and informative events, workshops and activities around the central theme of “There is a place for you!”

This theme reflects a shared vision for increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering and technology. As global challenges grow in complexity and urgency, it’s more important than ever to encourage creative and collaborative solutions, and this requires diversity in the groups leading those solutions. NEM seeks to encourage a variety of young people to choose a career in engineering and technology by conveying a sense of belonging and inclusion and by showcasing these fields as being rewarding, meaningful and influential for solving pressing 21st-century problems.

As one of its founding partners, PEO has been a meaningful contributor in making NEM a success for the past 26 years in collaboration with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). Last year was no exception: Through a series of more than 600 events across Ontario, we collaborated with partners, sponsors, event organizers and volunteers to engage more than 12,000 young people. PEO chapters contributed 75 events, and nine events jointly hosted with OACETT. From robotics demonstrations to fun and creative challenges, PEO members generated curiosity and interest in engineering and technology.

We would like to invite all PEO members to join us again in March 2019 in creating an unforgettable NEM experience.

It is easy to get involved. If you have an idea for an event, we’d like to hear from you! Please complete the Event Registration and Funding Application Form (form.jotform.com/82633748384265) by Friday, November 16, 2018. If you need some inspiration, visit nemontario.ca to read about examples of creative activities such as workshops, speaker series, hackathons and more. If you’re new to event organizing, don’t worry; we have activity ideas, funding and swag available to support you in delivering your event. PEO chapters can each receive up to $700 to organize events.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @NEMOntario and visit nemontario.ca for regular updates. We look forward to working with you to make #NEM2019 bigger and better than ever before!