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Friday, 16 January 2015 20:51

2014 PEO Scholarships

PEO Grand River Chapter Scholarships Awarded   

After a rigorous evaluation process, the Grand River chapter of PEO is proud to announce the winners of the first year engineering scholarships for 2014. These scholarships were awarded based on applicants extracurricular activities, community service and desire to become a professional engineer. Thanks to the generous donations from Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. and JMP Engineering Inc., the Grand River chapter of PEO was able to award three scholarships to deserving students beginning study in engineering at Conestoga College, University of Waterloo and University of Guelph. This year, the number of applications received was more than five times the number that was submitted in 2013.

Joyce Zhang, the recipient of the scholarship funded by the Professional Engineers of Ontario, is enrolled at the University of Waterloo in the biomedical engineering program. In high school, Joyce was a top student at her school, graduating in the top 3% of her class. In addition to that, she was a violinist in the Trinity Western University orchestra, president of a school club that tackled gender equality issues, communications director for her school’s Kid’s Help Phone club, her district’s manager for the Wish Youth Network (a non-profit organization that helps terminally ill children), and other activities in the community. Joyce’s desire for challenging work and being able to impact people’s lives are what drew her to study engineering.

 

The scholarship funded by Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. is awarded to Anne Krueger, a student in the biological engineering program at the University of Guelph. Anne was an avid contributor to her high school and community being a part of numerous councils at school, performing in 7 musical groups, and running cross country and playing field hockey.  But her two contributions she’s most proud of are tutoring fellow students, and volunteering with the Ilderton fall fair, for which this past year she was selected as Fair Ambassador. To Anne, “engineers save the world” is a goal all engineers should strive for. Anne draws inspiration from her agricultural background for her part in saving the world by wanting to address world hunger via plant biotechnology.

 

Lance Bantoto is the recipient of the scholarship funded by JMP Engineering Inc. Lance has begun in the mechatronics engineering program at the University of Waterloo. During high school, Lance was heavily involved in athletics, playing basketball, volleyball, badminton, track and field and rugby, while also coaching volleyball and refereeing basketball. In addition, he was his school’s magazine’s editor-in-chief, volunteered with his high school’s ESL program and with his high school’s special education program. Furthermore, he has continued his extracurricular activities at the University of Waterloo by joining the Baja SAE design team and Engineers Without Borders. Lance wants to become an engineer to have an impact on a local, national, or even global scale, and has a better appreciation of what it means to be a P.Eng. after having worked in an engineering office.


The Grand River chapter of PEO would like to thank all the applicants; there were many deserving students to pick from. And again, we’d like to thank Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. and JMP Engineering for making the additional scholarships possible this year. The awards will be presented at the Grand River Chapter of PEO’s Annual General Meeting on Monday, February 9, 2015.

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014 18:52

Mathletics Event Announcement

Rules Registration Form Parental Consent Form Practice questions

2017 Event Report and Pictures

Event Details 

Who:     ... Individual students only.

    • Junior - grades 5 & 6
    • Senior - grades 7 & 8

Where:     Note new location

Conestoga College, School of Engineering

Room A1203

299 Doon Valley Dr., Kitchener, ON

When:

March 25,  2017

8:00 am. to 12:00 pm.

Registration:

Send forms by March 17, 2017

    1. Registration Form

    2. Parental Consent Form

Email to:      wro@peo.on.ca  or
FAX to:        519-661-3056

Cost:             It's Free!  

  • Suggested Donation: 
    2 non-perishable items for the food bank

  • Lunch will not be provided.

What to bring:

  • Calculator (with square root key)
  • pencil/pen
  • paper 

Do you want to design new computers, cars, appliances, airplanes, rockets, space shuttles, nuclear reactors, buildings etc. or become a scientist like Einstein?

Math is a skill needed to accomplish your dreams.

With your hard work and creativity you could one day become the Einstein of this millennium.

Mathletics 2017 will be conducted in an auditorium and all guests/parents will be able to watch the students in action. Questions will be projected on a screen and the students will respond using the remote/clickers. Results and answers will also be displayed on a large screen. Competition will be fast paced and students will be rewarded for answering faster than their colleagues.

Competition level

  1. Senior Level — Students enrolled in grades 7 and 8
  2. Junior Level — Students enrolled in grades 5 and 6

CASH PRIZES will be awarded to the best three (3) students in each age level.

 

RULES

Registration in each event is limited to the first thirty (30) students.
To avoid disappointment, please encourage students to register early.

Objective

  1. To create a passion in the application of mathematics in solving day-to-day scientific and engineering problems.
  2. To create an interest in active thinking and problem solving.
  3. To introduce different facets of mathematics.
  4. To provide hands-on experience in engineering problem solving.
  5. It is the earnest desire of the organizing committee to conduct this competition in an entertaining and friendly manner.

Eligibility, Testing standard and Prizes

  1. All full time students registered in Ontario Curriculum Schools are eligible.
  2. Questions are designed to reflect the Ontario Curriculum level
  3. Questions relate to the application of mathematics to science and engineering.
  4. Some questions will be based on topics introduced during the competition.
  5. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each level.

Registration

  1. Registration will be on first come first served basis.
  2. Approximately thirty (30) students will be registered for each level. Additional applicants will be wait-listed.
  3. There is no limit on number of students from each school.
  4. Download the  Registration Form and the Parental Consent Form.
  5. Normally a school teacher will register the students in his/her class. If a school does not participate, parents or guardians of interested students may register directly with a properly filled in registration form.
  6. Before March 17, 2017, email or fax the Registration Form and the Parental Consent Form
    to  wro@peo.on.ca  or  FAX:519-661-3056

Competition format

  1. Both Senior and Junior levels are individual events.
  2. Each level of the competition will have two rounds:
    • Round 1 - Introductory Round – Warm up questions
    • Round 2 - Challenge Round – Fast paced challenging questions
  3. All participants are required to participate in both rounds.
  4. Questions will be projected on a large screen.
  5. Each participant will be provided with a numbered wireless Clicker.
  6. The wireless Clicker will be used by the student to enter their answers.
  7. A computer will record all responses and compile the marks.
  8. Students are required to bring and use aids like calculators, paper, and pens.
  9. Cell phones or any device capable of telecommunication are not permitted.
  10. Latecomers will not be allowed to join.

Scoring

  1. Marks from Round 1 and Round 2 will be added together.
  2. Marks will not be deducted for wrong answers or unanswered questions.
  3. More difficult questions will be worth more points.
  4. In the event of a tie, it will not be broken; instead the prize money will be split.

General

  1. This contest will be conducted in English only.
  2. A panel of adjudicators will resolve all disputes. Their decisions are final and binding.
  3. Teachers, parents, guardians and their guests are welcome to attend the event and cheer the participants. The competition will be held in an auditorium. Guests will be able to witness the whole event and see the participants in action.
  4. Teachers, parents, guardians and their guests are not to assist or interfere with the participants.
  5. Space is limited for the audience. Entry is on a first come first served basis.
  6. Food and drinks are not permitted inside the auditorium.
  7. A student without proper registration will not be permitted to participate in the competition.
  8. Practice Questions are posted on our website.

  

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