Thursday, February 26, 2009

Volunteer opportunities for National Engineering Month

Written by Rosalyn, one of our outreach officers.

March is National Engineering Month and Ontario has chosen the first week for most of its activities. This is the perfect time to get involved with outreach activities and showcase engineering to the public. It's especially important for us young women to show that engineering is a desirable career for females too. Volunteers are needed for events happening at Carleton and in Ottawa.

Here at Carleton, CU-WISE will be hosting a table next week in the atrium to raise awareness about our group. If you have some spare time to help host the booth for a bit, please email Rosalyn

The Engineering Student Society is also hosting design competitions for grade 4/5, grade 7/8 and grade 10/11 students on March 2nd, 4th, and 5th. Email Nicole Waldrum at or drop by the CSES office to volunteer.

Elsewhere in Ottawa, volunteers are needed for National Engineering Week to host drop-in K'NEX Construction Workshops at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, particularly in the afternoon on Sat. Feb 28 and all day on Thursday March 5. Email to volunteer. There may be reimbursement for travel expenses - email us to find out more.

Also, don't forget to attend the Elsie MacGill presentation by Dick Bourgeois, hosted by CU-WISE on Tuesday night (March 3). See our website for more details.