NEM Celebrates #WorldWaterDay

#WorldWaterDay Today is World Water Day! This celebration has been held annually on March 22 “as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.” The day as been observed since 1993 and each year World Water Day focuses on a specific aspect of water.

Everyday fashion, 21st century engineering

When you hear about fashion and technology what are the first things that come to mind? Maybe an Apple Watch? A Fitbit fitness tracker? Can you think of something that isn't worn on the wrist? Here are 5 ways that new technology is changing fashion for the better! A different kind of fast fashion: Laser-cut fabric It

Engineering Energy Highlight: Solar Power

When debuting Tesla's Powerwall, Elon Musked joked about humanity having this handy fusion reactor in the sky called the sun. In truth, we consume only a fraction of the amount of energy that the sun showers us with every second. From the dawn of time, societies have worshiped the sun as they realized it was

Engineering Energy Highlight: Wind Power

Living in the developed world means access to many things not all have the privilege to enjoy. Constant reliable sources of energy are one of those luxuries sometimes taken for granted. This National Engineering Month we'd like to highlight energy consumption and production to shine some light on the issue of energy access. In 2016,

Journey To the Iron Ring: A Reflection

During the month of March, many engineering students across Canada participate in the Ritual of The Calling of an Engineer where they receive their iron ring.  Matthew Primeau of Carleton University participated in this ritual recently and shared with NEM a thoughtful memoir of what led him to pursue an engineering degree and what he hopes to accomplish with

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