February is almost over and that means it’s time to start ramping up for National Engineering Month! NEM is a month long celebration of engineering with events happening across Canada to promote awareness of the engineering profession. Each year ESSCO puts together a large event linking the schools across Ontario in a display of engineering creativity and unity. This year the Rube Goldberg is back and better than ever!

Ten schools across Ontario are currently working to build portions of a Rube Goldberg machine that will be assembled at the end of the month into one provincial wide machine connected electronically. This year schools are also calling in reinforcements and recruiting the help of students from nearby high schools to get them involved and excited about engineering!

The final step in the machine will once again be lighting up one of the provinces greatest engineering feats the CN tower. This event is happening on March 26th and will feature a video of all of the different machines and a live performance by one school that will flick the switch to light up the CN tower purple!

Another great NEM event happening to kick-off the month is the Nothing but NEM event run by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). It’s a chance to watch a Raptor’s game while networking with other engineers in a fun setting. For details and to get tickets visit: http://www.ospe.on.ca/event/13Mar1

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