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Winners of the 1999 Engineering Students' Project Awards Announced.

The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 1999 Engineering Students' Project Award are the University of Victoria's Go West Summer Program for British Columbia, the Carleton University and University of Ottawa's Pathmakers' Program for Ontario, and the University of Qu[acute{e}]bec at Trois-Rivi[grave{e}]res Genitrucs Program for Qu[acute{e}]bec.

Go West, which began in 1998, is a non-profit program which provides presentations by university engineering students for a period of four months to high schools on Vancouver Island. The program seeks to promote careers in engineering and information technology and to increase the awareness of engineering careers among secondary-school students, especially women.

Since its inception in 1986, Pathmakers has had the objective of "Preparing Today for Tomorrow". The primary goal of the program is to encourage young people, especially girls and young women, to consider careers in engineering and related science and technology programs.

Genitrucs Science Camp, founded in 1994, reached some 750 girls aged 10 to 16 in school workshops held over the past two years alone. The camp program provides experiments to demonstrate the scope of engineering studies and the broad range of career opportunities available.

The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation's Engineering Students Project Award is a $5,000 cash prize offered regionally and annually to the team of university engineering students which develops and implements the outreach program deemed most effective at attracting high-school students, particularly women, to engineering. The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation was founded in 1989 in memory of the victims of the tragedy at [acute{E}]cole Polytechnique. Additional information about the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation and its awards may be obtained by contacting: Deborah Worrad, CAE, executive director at 416-247-8343 or by Email at memorial.foundation@ccpe.ca.
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