Australian Engineering Week 3-9 August

aust engineering weekAustralian Engineering Week is almost upon us again.

With activities from a black-tie dinner celebrating women in engineering, though to site tours, through to forums on major projects there’s an awful lot going on. There a range of activities designed to promote engineering including a bridge building competition.

“Can your school build the strongest bridge out of balsa wood, cardboard, string and glue? Would your students benefit from learning about engineering in a fun and practical way? Aurecon, an engineering, management and specialist technical services consultancy, is running a model bridge competition for year 8 and 9 school students throughout NSW and ACT. Cash prizes for winning schools and students. Numbers are strictly limited.”

There’s a refreshing focus on women in engineering, although I have to say that “Be treated like a queen at the Women in Engineering High Tea during Australian Engineering Week.” rings a bit off.

For all the carefully constructed details on what’s happening in Sydney see the Engineers Australia site or jump straight to the PDF of the program.

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