National Engineering Month (NEM) Virtual Event – Future Engineers Career Seminar




Date: 26 March, 2021
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
Registration: Please follow this link



The objective of the event is to bring youth interested in STEM together virtually as part of National Engineering Month’s Week 4 seminar series focused on; Ethics, engineering, and technology’s impact on society, resilience, wicked problems and focus on the future.

Seminar Description:

As engineers looking to prepare for the future, we must engage new generations to inspire them to pursue an engineering profession. By introducing an approachable problem that can be solved using familiar materials in the home, this event aims to open up youth to open-ended problem-solving.

Participants are directed to craft a model structure, tower, bridge, or alike to reach a height, span a gap, or support the weight. Design a solution to their chosen problem using materials found in their homes or by obtaining materials from our suggested list.

Your creative solution is best realized if completed and is not limited by the time allotted by this event. That is why after the conclusion of the event we will be accepting submissions by attendees who decide to submit an online form to the Event Team. Demonstration of how to submit is included during the event providing ways to document your work and measure your success.

The seminar will wrap with a progress check-in, plus Q&A period.

Suggested Materials (members): Slender pasta, Bobby pins, Cotton swabs, Toothpicks

Suggested Materials (connections): Marshmellows, Gumdrop (Jujubes)

Measuring (length, height, weight): Ruler, Measuring tape, Scale

Start with something small..






End up with something strong!








The event is hosted by the Education Outreach Committee who are Board members of the East Toronto Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario.

Should you have any questions, please email

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