Waiting for Approval (10-28-16)
It was a campaign promise of Mayor Lyn Hall during the October election: to forge new relationships with the city’s education partners. His proposed Educational Committee is now in place. Members are beginning to get a feel for its role, especially in light of recent events.
The NTES Board would like to invite you to attend the Annual General Membership meeting to be held:
Please confirm your attendance no later than Monday, April 27, 2015
The agenda for the meeting will be distributed by Friday, May 1 which will include:
We look forward to your attendance – please forward to others who may interested in attending and/or becoming NTES members
Historically a resource-based community with deep industrial roots, Prince George is home to a highly diverse range of do-ers who collectively have the skills, resources and pioneering mindset to become leaders in the Maker Movement. The goals of PG Mini Maker Faire are to celebrate the skills and ideas present in our Northern community, encourage dialog and cooperation between a diversity of makers, and inspire lifelong learning through the practices of make, create, craft, build, and play.
The 2014 PG Mini Maker Faire will be Northern BC’s first Mini Maker Faire. Our two closest other Faires are Vancouver (June) and Calgary(September). This one day event will be FREE to attend and sure to inspire.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, Oslo and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being producedaround the United States and the world—including right here in Prince George.
PS. Past President Dr. Albert Koehler will be at the event and sponsoring the Creative Destruction table! Drop by and say hi.
Here is a copy of the updated NTES Bylaws includes May 6, 2014 motion amendment.
“The Secret Life of Scientists” is an Emmy-nominated web video series and site from the makers of the acclaimed science series, PBS’s NOVA.
Each episode profiles one of today’s leading scientists, and shows what happens when the lab coats come off.
Watch this video as actress, Dr. Mayim Biaklik (Aka Blossom & Amy Farah-Fowler), talks about being in love with both acting and science.
NEGM – Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition 2014. Please join the Central Interior Branch for their Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition.
In celebration of National Engineering and Geoscience Month for the month of March 2014, the Central Interior Branch of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC), is hosting a Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition at Pine Centre Mall in Prince George, BC on Saturday February 22, 2014 at 11:00 am.
This exciting event challenges elementary and secondary students to build a bridge using only Popsicle sticks glue, and design it to be capable of holding heavy loads. Engineering skills, career development, interesting facts, and science at work are all part of our month long celebration.
Further details will be posted here or on our webpage www.apeg.bc.ca/ci
For more information on National Engineering and Geoscience Month events throughout the province, please visit
our NEGM 2014 webpage: www.apeg.bc.ca/negm
The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Northwest Community College (NWCC), Northwest Science and Innovation Society (NSIS), and Caledonia Secondary School are pleased to invite you to participate in the upcoming Northwest Science and Technology Career and Job Fair on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Caledonia Secondary School Gym in Terrace, BC.
The goals of this event are to provide information and opportunities for:
There will be also informative presentations, entertaining demonstrations, and career counsellors available.
Booth registration fee is $150 for companies with less than 10 employees; $250 for companies with between 11-100 employees; $400 for companies with more than 100 employees; and $50 for non-profit organizations. Lunch for those staffing booths will be provided. Revenues over and above advertising and other event costs will go to NSIS, a non-profit organization promoting science and technology in northwestern B.C.
If you wish to participate in this exciting event, please check contact
Lona MacKay, f. 250.615.5478/e. email@example.com.
By supporting this event, you will help showcase the education and skills that are a vital link to BC’s economic activity, sustainability and quality of life.
University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)