The official website for Australian Engineering Week (AEW) is now up and running.
Hosted by Engineers Australia, AEW (August 6-12) is a week that sees a variety of events take place around the country. These are designed to excite, entertain, and inform Australians of all ages, about what engineers do for our society (and others), as well as the planet.
Some highlights in 2012 include:
- Canberra has chosen ‘sustainability’ as its theme for the week. It has developed a new game around this idea for its ever-popular Engineering Games, which will be held on Friday 10 August at Questacon. Games have been developed for primary and secondary students, and range from building a straw tower to a spaghetti bridge.
- Sydney is hosting a new series of events based on the work of regional engineers, along with its Great Engineering Challenge. The Challenge is a fun-filled day of hands-on activities for high school students in years 10 and 11. Students have to think laterally to solve a number of exciting real-life challenges, and work in teams as they compete against other schools to win some great prizes.
- Western Australia has a great new event called ‘canstruction’. Small corporate teams will be invited to construct creative, giant sized structures made entirely out of canned food. It’s a fun way to showcase the design and construction talents of companies to the broader community. After a winner has been declared, all the food in the cans will be donated to Foodbank WA for distribution.
This is just a taste of what you can expect during AEW! It’s going to be an exciting week for children and adults, novices and experts alike! And remember: you don’t have to be an expert to attend something, just curious.
Use the site to search for an event near you by date or location, get more information and even register to attend. There’s lots on so GET INTO IT!