National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM)

National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) is a celebration of engineering and geoscience held every year in March. This month-long event promotes awareness of the engineering and geoscience professions, highlights career choices in these fields, and reminds the public of the many ways in which engineering and geoscience touch everyday life.

The 2017 NEGM theme is “My ideas make a difference.” Innovative discoveries and technologies can make a difference in the world—from smart phones to energy efficiency, to new and safer ways to travel. All of these possibilities start with just one idea, and that idea makes a difference to society and to our lives. Professional engineers and professional geoscientists truly make a difference.

Featured Community Events

Need something to do during Spring Break? Celebrate NEGM with your family and friends with some of the featured activities below.


Saturday, March 25,  2017
Britannia Mine Museum
Delve into geoscience with DIG Day! APEGBC is partnering with the Britannia Mine Museum for this fun and educational event. Show your APEGBC member card and receive a $5 discount on your admission or a $10 discount on a family admission package (2 adults and 3 children).

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Opens Wednesday, March 4, 2017
Science World, OMNIMAX® Theatre
Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

Free Public Tours at Triumf Labs

Visit Canada's national lab for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. Guests are taken on the top of the world's largest cyclotron partical accelerator and through experimental buildings by students and researchers. Expect to get an inside look at what the lab is really like. Tours are on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:00 PM and are 60 – 90 minutes long. Bring your camera—photography is encouraged!

NEGM Drawing Contest

The 2017 National Engineering and Geoscience Month Drawing Contest asks children ages 4 to 12 to think like a geoscientsit or engineer and draw a picture of an invention ot  that would make a difference in someone's life (e.g., robotic arm or leg, clean drinking water, extract minerals and gases safely from the earth).

Participate in NEGM and Host A Tour

Host a tour and introduce the public to what engineers and geoscientists do. A tour is an easy and informative way to engage the community, and lets you show the public the behind-the-scenes view of your organization.
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NEGM Branch Events

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Science Games

The 2017 Science Games will take place March 4, 2017 at Science World. Registration for this event is now full.