Public Invited to Local FIRST Lego League Tournament

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.

Official Event Page

The Lambton PEO is a proud supporter of the FIRST Lego League.

2017 Mathletics

Students from the winning school, Rosedale Public School.

Students from the winning school, Rosedale Public School.

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!

Fall Membership Meeting 2017

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". 

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At the meeting, five new engineers received their Professional Engineers Licence Certificate. Congratulations!

Go ENG Girl 2017

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.


FIRST LEGO League: Call for Volunteers

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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.

Engineers-in-Residence: Call for Volunteers

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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.

For more information, visit the Engineers-in-Residence website or contact Jennifer Ladanchuk.