On Monday, October 22nd, the chapter hosted its Fall Membership Meeting. Marc Alton from Alton Farms Estate Winery discussed The Art of Wine Making and Marketing, which included some great samples of their locally produced wine.Read More
It’s not news that women in STEM fields are often underrepresented. Comprising about half of the human population, women make up a significantly smaller portion of fields such as math, science, and engineering. This doesn’t mean that they cannot make a big impact in their field of expertise. Take Donna Strickland, for example, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, who has recently won the Nobel Prize in Physics for her work as a PhD student on laser physics.Read More
On Thursday, May 24th, the chapter hosted its Spring Membership Meeting. Guest speaker Dr. Shahram Karimi, Ph.D., P.Eng. gave a fantastic presentation on nanotechnology and four new Professional Engineers received their licenses.Read More
Whether as part of a local volunteering initiative to a commercial start-up to a large multinational corporation – female engineers have been able to make a positive difference in the world.Read More
Everyone is invited to the Lambton Chapter of the PEO AGM. Join us for dinner, a cash bar, and guest speaker Mr. Jim Hamilton, Regional Manager of First Solar Energy Services who will be discussing "Solar Farm Operation, Technical Changes, Solar Cell Development".
Members of the Lambton PEO and public in general, are invited to this year's local FIRST Lego League Tournament this Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Rosedale Public School.
For spectators, the afternoon has the robot performance part of the competition, which is in the gym and features 28 head-to-head matches. Two matches (4 teams) at a time will be happening with each match lasts 2 1/2 minutes and happening at 10 minute intervals. Approximate time for spectators will be 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Admission to all FIRST events is always free and the gym us wheelchair accessible.
The Lambton PEO is a proud supporter of the FIRST Lego League.
On November 18th, 2017 the Lambton chapter hosted their annual Mathletics Competition at Great Lakes Secondary School. The event welcomed 45 grade five through eight students from 15 schools. They participated in a math-based competition to apply their current math knowledge and learn some new concepts.
Congratulations to the students from Rosedale Public School who took home the Team Award for the top school. A special shout-out to Colonel Cameron who got 2nd with only 3 students and to Gregory A. Hogan for their solid third place finish.
The top three students from each grade were awarded cash prizes of $75, $50, and $25. The winners can be found in the results document linked below.
Finally, a huge thank-you to the energetic volunteers who made this event possible! See everyone next year!
If you would like to be informed about the 2018 competition when information is available, please enter your email address below.
On Thursday, October 26th, the chapter hosted its Fall Membership Meeting. Due to an accident, our originally planned speaker, Mr. Todd Storms was not able to attend. Thankfully, Mr. John M. Ward, P.Eng. was able to step in last minute to provide a fantastic presentation titled "How Green is my Electric Car".
At the meeting, five new engineers received their Professional Engineers Licence Certificate. Congratulations!
2017 was the first year the Lambton chapter of the PEO was able to team up with Western University to bring Go ENG Girl to Sarnia. The event hosted 47 girls in grades 7 through 10 at Great Lakes Secondary School to learn about the wonderful world of engineering: "A Caring Profession."
The chapter would like to thank Western University for all of their help facilitating this event and bringing it to one of the few non-university cities.
We would also like to thank all of the volunteers that made it possible.
The new season of FIRST LEGO League has begun. This year's challenge is called Hydrodynamics and challenges teams of students in grades 4 to 8 to improve the way that people find, transport, use, or dispose of water. Over 200 000 students on 30 000 teams around the world will work to identify a problem within the human water cycle, design an innovative solution, and share their findings with others. Teams will also build, test, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS kits to solve the set of 18 Hydrodynamics missions all while operating under FIRST LEGO League's signature Core Values.
The 12th annual Sarnia Regional FIRST LEGO League Tournament will be held on Saturday, December 9th. Last season, 19 teams from Lambton and Kent counties competed, with the top 3 teams advancing to the Ontario West Championships. For more information about the tournament, check out the event page.
Anyone interested in becoming a judge, referee, or volunteer for the Sarnia Regional Tournament, please contact Mr. Jeff Laucke.
The Engineers-in-Residence (EIR) program is PEO's flagship outreach program. It matches P.Engs and EITs with a high school or elementary school in their community. The volunteer EIR helps teachers bring a real-life dimension to the curriculum through hands-on projects, presentations and other activities inside and outside of the classroom.
EIR volunteers visit their school’s classroom during the school year (September – June) approximately once per month during school hours. The time requirement is flexible and is arranged between the engineer and the school contact.
Engineering involves being creative and working in teams of people with different skill sets to solve a problem. Here's a great article about a group of girls creating a solar-powered tent to combat homelessness in their community.
Here's an interesting read on why there are relatively fewer women than men in engineering fields. Despite the article being published in 2010, many women in the field still continue to face the same struggle today.
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