National Engineering Month, presented by Engineers Canada, is an annual campaign that takes place during the month of March and is designed to spark an interest in the next generation of engineering professionals and to celebrate the role that engineers play in society. It is Canada’s largest celebration of engineering excellence.
During the month, thousands of parents, teachers, students, and aspiring engineers interact with engineers and others who volunteer their time to host events and participate in social media campaigns to share their stories about how rewarding a career in engineering can truly be. The engineering profession also strives to reach out to youth, to give them the opportunity to learn about the many disciplines of engineering, and allow them to see where their skills and interests can fit in. With so many different types of engineering, it’s important for youth to understand the various things they can do as an engineer so that they can pick the discipline that truly motivates and excites them the most.
National Engineering Month 2021 is going digital!
For the first time, National Engineering Month activities will be entirely online in 2021. Though the celebrations this year will look different than in years past, the goal remains the same: to spark an interest in the next generation of engineers and to celebrate the role that engineers play in society.
This year’s theme is “There is a place for you”, celebrating the diversity of thought, opportunities, and people that make up the professional. Here are ways you can participate and join the celebration:
During the month, there will be a number of online activities designed to give children and youth the opportunity to learn about the many disciplines of engineering and where their skills and interests can fit in. Learn more about these activities here.
Start by following @ACECCanada and @EngineersCanada on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and follow along with the campaign under the hashtags #NEM2021. We encourage you to use any social media platforms on which you are active or which you feel allows you to best reach your intended audience and goals.
Each week there will be a different focus:
March 1 to March 7: Interdisciplinary professions
March 8 to March 14: Equity, diversity, and inclusion
March 15 to 21: The next generation of engineers
March 22 to 28: Engineer the future
Click here for ideas on how you can participate each week and for electronic resources for your posts.