Ottawa has been celebrating National Engineering Month 2016 with events and campaigns that have really put engineering under a socially and civically conscious lens! Thank you to all of the fantastic organizers for another great

Engineers Without Borders University of Ottawa Chapter

Let’s kick off our tour of our Nation’s Capital with great coverage of Design 4 Change, an event run by EWB UOttawa. Here is Annie Russell with a lovely radio interview about the real-life implications of their design challenge.

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They even got coverage in the Ottawa Citizen!

Using everything from pipe cleaners and twine to popsicle sticks and glue, as well as design software, the teams had to come up with a structure that could collapse and store easily, be assembled quickly by people with little training, cost less than $1,000 and include its own self-contained power source.

Carleton University Engineers Without Borders

Next up Carleton EWB, with their fantastic series of engineering stories: Humans of Global Engineering!

National Engineering Month – Humans of GE

Promoting Global Engineering & Entrepreneurship through Storytelling. A National Engineering Month 2016 Campaign, created and run by cEWB. #NEM2016 #HumansofGE

Posted by Humans Of GE on Saturday, March 26, 2016

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They also ran a Youth Summit featuring Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Greg Fergus as a guest speaker.

Carleton University Virtual Ventures

Lots of love going out to Virtual Ventures at Carleton University for their great outreach event covering the biomedical engineering field!

Carleton University Go CODE Girl

OSPE and PEO Ottawa Chapter at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and PEO Ottawa chapter spent a day with students at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum!

University of Ottawa Makerspace

And special shout-out to the University of Ottawa Makerspace for inviting girls to the maperspace on International Women’s Day!