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PEO-MC supports team Addi2de in North American Open FLL1
October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: MTomken Twin Arena Auditorium (Upper Floor) 4495 Tomken Road, Mississauga L4W 1J9
Fee: $5.00 per person.
Registration: OPEN
Event Summary:

The Women In Engineering committee of the Mississauga Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario would like to invite you attend the Fall event topic “Engineer as Writer”, listen and mingle with Prad Mitra Chaudhuri, P.Eng.

Prad’s four decades of professional career, all of it in Canada and in the United States, began with hydrocarbons that we build with—plastics (GE), polymers (Polysar) and petrochemicals (Petrosar)—and ended with hydrocarbons that we move with—gasoline, diesel, and lubricating oils (Petro-Canada). Following retirement from Petro-Canada in Y2K, Prad started up a consulting company, PRADCO INC., and worked in Pittsburgh for PARC Technical Services Inc., and in Toronto with SNC Lavalin, TWD and Petro-Canada. He has published in Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, AICHE journal and Oil and Gas Journal. Prad holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Windsor.

Following a life-changing event for him and a life-altering event for the eldest of his three children, Prad turned his attention to preventable medical mistakes that affect numerous lives worldwide. His experience resulted in a book—“Medical Malady: Survival in a Minefield of Medical Mistakes”.

Prad received his creative writing and book publishing training at the Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts in Toronto, and in community-based writer’s organizations. He is affiliated with engineering organizations—PEO, AIChE, CIC/CSChE—and writer’s organizations—WEN and WCDR. He lives in Mississauga with his wife of 44 years.

There is $5 for administration and it is open to male and female attendees from any PEO chapter.

Light refreshments will be served.

There will be prize draws at the end of the presentation.

Note: If you are unable to attend, we would appreciate if you could notify us several days in advance. This would allow us to accommodate someone from the waiting list.

LAP

Photos: Yu-Hon Li

The Mississauga Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario was proud to support Tomken Road Middle School students in the LEGOLAND® North American Open FLL Tournament. This is a Lego Robotics event where students design, build and program a robot to solve various challenges.

Tomken Road Middle School’s First Lego League team Addi2de traveled to Legoland in Carlsbad, California over the Victoria Day long weekend.

After completing qualifying regional tournaments in Brampton and provincial finals at the University of Waterloo, Tomken Road Middle School’s team Addi2de was 1 of 3 teams representing Canada at the Legoland North American Open where a total of 77 teams competed for a range of 16 different award categories (click here).

After several rounds of robotics competitions, presentations of the team’s core values and their ADD / ADHD product concept, the team was awarded with the Gracious Professionalism Award, which was created by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Of the 3 teams representing Canada, team Addi2de was the only Canadian team to receive an award at the robotics tournament.

Check out the teams website at http://addi2defll.wix.com/addi2de#!our-project/cjg9 and Youtube for more information.

Gracious Professionalism Award