PEO York Chapter was proud to recognize the academic and extracurricular activities of seven students entering the first year engineering program at a Canadian university this year. Education Committee reviewed twenty four applications to select the seven candidates, each scholarship recipient was awarded $500 towards their education expenses in 2013. Please check back our website in May 2014 for information about this year’s scholarship program.
PEO York Chapter Takes the Lead in Women In Engineering!
Saturday, 08 March 2014 01:59
Happy International Women’s Day!
Today is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and to inspire women to continue to grow and
develop personally and professionally. Even if you are not a woman, consider celebrating a woman (or two) who
may have influenced you in some significant way.
Women have been responsible for creating great inventions like the circular saw, Kevlar, and the chocolate
chip cookie! Over the past 100 years, women have made strides from being acknowledged as citizens and getting
to vote, to now more frequently being visible in fields traditionally dominated by men such as law, medicine
PEO York Chapter is offering 7 scholarships to students entering first year Engineering studies at a credited Canadian university this year. The value for each scholarship is $500. Please apply by completing the application form at http://www.peoyork.com/forms/2013scholarship.doc and emailing it to
by 11:59 PM Friday June 14, 2013. You can also forward your questions to the above email address.
Education committee selected 6 candidates out of 30 applications last year. The scholarship recipients were:
Mathletics competition is about the application of Math to solve everyday engineering problems. The questions reflect the grades 5 to 8 primary school math curriculum. Our AMD Mathletics competition was held on Saturday November 16 at Sir William Mulock Secondary School. The event started promptly at 1 PM with opening remarks from Mr. I-Cheng Chen, Engineering Fellow at AMD.
Ninety young and bright students from York Region Primary Schools
participated in this year’s competition. They individually solved
engineering problems by applying their math skills and providing their
numeric and multiple choice answers with wireless clickers. The
competition had three parts, Round 1, AMD Challenge and Round 2. AMD
Challenge questions were related to Accelerated Processing Unit (APU)
technology from AMD. The grand prize included a laptop with an AMD APU
processor. There were other prizes for the top three Junior and Senior
These are clips from this year's FIRST Robotics competition where secondary
school students build robots that perform specific tasks and then take
them to an arena to compete, all while practicing teamwork, meeting
students from different schools which share similar interests and having
(If you haven't guessed it already, this year's
tournament is to have the robot shoot frisbees to targets all while
climbing an obstacle for extra points!)