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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:29

2017 PEO Scholarships Announcement

The Grand River Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) administers several scholarships. All applications will be considered for all scholarships they are eligible for automatically. However, an individual student may only win one of the scholarships. The details of each scholarship, and their eligibility criteria, are listed below:

1) The Grand River Chapter of PEO is pleased to offer one (1) $1000.00 scholarship funded by Professional Engineers Ontario to a deserving student

  • in the first year of an engineering program at Conestoga College, the University of Guelph or the University of Waterloo.

2) The Grand River Chapter of PEO is pleased to offer one (1) $1500.00 scholarship funded by Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. to a deserving student

  • in the first year of an engineering program at the University of Guelph.

3) The Grand River Chapter of PEO is pleased to offer one (1) $1000.00 scholarship funded by JMP Engineering Inc. to a deserving student

  • in the first year of an engineering program at Conestoga College, the University of Guelph or the University of Waterloo.

Evaluations will be based upon extracurricular activities, community service, and interest in pursuing a career in engineering as a licensed Professional Engineer. Letters of reference are also welcome.

Applications will be accepted until end of business (5pm) on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Applications received, or applications that remain incomplete, after the deadline will not be eligible for awards. Send the following application form to:


Daniel Roth, P.Eng.
PEO Grand River Chapter scholarship coordinator
2800 Speakman Dr.
Mississauga, Ontario
L5K 2R7

Or e-mail daniel.roth@hatch.com 

 

Application Form

Download 2017 Scholarship Application Form (PDF)

Dream Big 2017 Photo

By Jonathan Velasco

The PEO Grand River Chapter, in cooperation with volunteers from the Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering Society (CEGES) of the University of Waterloo hosted the screening of an engineering movie called Dream Big on April 15, 2017 at the Landmark Cinemas, Kitchener.

From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. This film was produced by MacGillivray Freeman in partnership with ASCE and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

The screening was attended by chapter members and their K-12 children.  A special thank you to parents for bringing their children to this event. Volunteers engaged the children with the button maker, and of course, encouraged them to consider a career in engineering.

The film was brilliantly made, with lots of attention to details in its production.  The Imax 3D and the digital sound made it so entertaining, engaging and inspiring, not just to the children, but even to us parents. There are heart-warming and tear jerking portions of the movie that will make you feel proud to be an engineer.

This event is by far the best and most vivid way to promote engineering to the youth.  We highly encourage other engineering groups to do the same.

 

 

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The Grand River Chapter PEO EIT Committee hosted a socializing event on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Bad Axe Throwing in Kitchener.  The event was a great opportunity to meet and newtwork with Grand River Chapter EITs and try Axe Throwing.  Axe Throwing at its simplest is like darts,... but with an axe.

The event featured three hours of axe throwing, and an introduction with a trained instructor.  Dinner (pizza) and drinks were also provided.  Members from Grand River Chapter PEO were on hand to talk about what the PEO has to offer EITs.

Thanks to all who came out.  A fun night was had by all! 

 

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