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RES 2014-2015

The mission of the RES is to serve the professional and social needs of

engineers in the Regina area and to support interaction between its members,

local technical societies, engineering students and major engineering employers.

The objective of the RES shall be to promote the objectives and interests of the

engineering profession in close co-operation with APEGS:

a) To develop and maintain high standards in the engineering profession.

b) To facilitate the acquirement and the interchange of professional knowledge

among members.

c) To advance the professional, social and economic welfare of members.

d) To enhance the usefulness of the profession to the public.

e) To collaborate with universities and other institutions in the advancement of

engineering education.

f) To promote good relations between engineers and members of allied

professions.

g) To co-operate with other technical societies for the advancement of mutual

interests.

RES Fiscal Year and Executive

The RES fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31. The RES Annual General

Meeting was held in conjunction with the Annual Golf Tournament on June 12,

2015.

The 2015-2016 RES executive is outlined below:

President, Brett Kelln, Engineer-in-Training

Vice-President, Mitch Pockett, Engineer-inTraining

Past President, Lisa Vindevoghel, P.Eng.

Treasurer, Robert Schultz, P.Eng.

Secretary, Waqar Khan, P.Eng.

Social, Greg Stephenson, P.Eng.

Technical Presentations, Jose Rodriguez

Communications & Website, Deborah Mihial, P.Eng.

Merchandise, Simon Li, P.Eng.

University of Regina, Rob Jones, P.Eng. and Douglas Wagner, P.Eng.

RESS, Nicole Barber

APEGS Liaison, Ian Sloman, P.Eng.

CSCE, Brent Miller, P.Eng.

RGG, Darrell Mihial, P.Eng.

IEEE, Ian Sloman, P.Eng.

The first meeting of the fiscal year was held in September 2015 where the past

volunteers returned in order to get started on a year of change for the RES.

Many new faces are present for this year, helping to fill all vacancies that existed

before the 2015 summer break.

Awards/Scholarships

The RES recognized three deserving professionals for their commitment and

service to the engineering community. The 2014-2015 Engineering Excellence

Award was presented to Klaus Ottenbreit, P.Eng., the Volunteer Service Award

recipient was Debra Anderson, P.Eng., FEC and the Engineer-in-Training award

was given to Adam Swift.

Lockheed Martin provides a yearly scholarship ($800) for a deserving project at

the University of Regina’s Engineering Fourth Year Project Day. They were in need

of a group of non-partisan evaluators in order to choose the winning project, and

the RES was chosen to evaluate projects based on a set of criteria created by

Lockheed Martin. Further to this, the RES decided to sponsor second and third

place awards in the amounts of $500 and $250 respectively. All winning student

groups were invited to attend our annual Horizons Dinner free of charge in order to

receive their awards. The RES plans on continuing these awards in 2015-2016 as

the response from everyone involved was extremely positive.

The RES awarded six students with scholarships, each valued at $500. Five

scholarships were given to engineering students at the University of Regina, one

for each discipline of study. One scholarship was presented to a SIAST Palliser

Campus engineering technology student.

RES Events

The annual Engineering Horizons Dinner was held on May 7 at the Conexus Arts

Centre. Apart from the dinner and awards, this event featured guest speaker

Rob Lamb, the CEO of Canadian Light Source Inc. who operate the synchrotron

in Saskatoon. Rob gave a very informative and interesting presentation about

what the synchrotron really is, and its day-to-day operations. Rob not only had

everyone learning, but also laughing since he brought with him his Australian

sense of humour.

The RES continued its expansion of the yearly IMAX Night to a combined IMAX

and Science Centre Day for its members and their families. The day brought the

IMAX to max capacity, which featured Journey to the South Pacific for the

matinee screening.

The RES Annual Golf Tournament and AGM was held on June 12, 2015 at the

Murray Golf Course. Many prizes were given out due to the generosity of

sponsors. A new executive was elected to council at the event after a filling

supper.

The annual Beer and Billiards Night at the Broken Rack attracted one of the

largest crowds yet. The event room was packed with both students and

engineers enjoying a successful night.

Sponsorships/Support for External Events

The RES is continuing to provide support to a number of other events

throughout the community, including the Regina Science Fair Award, Engineers

Without Borders, EYES camp, and the IEEE annual general meeting.

As well as financial support, the RES provided an active role during the

University of Regina’s Project Day which showcases engineering students’

projects. The RES set up a booth near the presentations to provide details to the

public regarding the mandate of the RES and information regarding RES

scholarships and RES merchandise. Also, the RES had executive members

volunteer as industry evaluators for the students’ projects, which was an

enjoyable experience for all who attended.

The RES is looking forward to another successful year and would like to thank

APEGS for its continuing support and guidance.

Respectfully submitted,

Brett Kelln, Engineer-In-Training

President

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RES 2013-2014

The mission of the RES is to serve the professional and social needs of

engineers in the Regina area and to support interaction between its

members, local technical societies, engineering students and major

engineering employers.

The objective of the RES shall be to promote the objectives and interests

of the engineering profession in close co-operation with APEGS:

-To develop and maintain high standards in the engineering profession

-To facilitate the acquirement and the interchange of professional

knowledge among members

-To advance the professional, social and economic welfare of

members

-To enhance the usefulness of the profession to the public

-To collaborate with universities and other institutions in the

advancement of engineering education

-To promote good relations between engineers and members of allied

professions

-To co-operate with other technical societies for the advancement of

mutual interests

RES Fiscal Year and Executive

The RES fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31. The RES Annual

General Meeting was held in conjunction with the annual golf tournament

on June 6, 2014. The 2014-2015 RES executive is listed below:

President - Brett Kelln, Engineer-in-Training

Vice-President - Chad Bialobzsky, P.Eng.

Past President - Lisa Vindevoghel, Engineer-in-Training

Treasurer - Robert Schultz, P.Eng.

Secretary - Waqar Khan, P.Eng.

Social - Lisa Vindevhoghel, Engineer-in- Training

Technical Presentations - Greg Stephenson, P.Eng.

Communications & Website - Deborah Mihial, P.Eng.

Merchandise - Vacant

University of Regina - Rob Jones, P.Eng. & Douglas Wagner, P.Eng.

RESS - Nicole Barber

APEGS Liaison - Ian Sloman, P.Eng.

CSCE - Brent Miller, P.Eng.

RGG - Darrell Mihial, P.Eng.

IEEE - Ian Sloman, P.Eng.

The first meeting of the fiscal year was held in September 2014 where

the past volunteers returned in order to get started on a year of change

for the RES. Many new faces are also present for this year, helping to fill

all vacancies that existed before the 2014 summer break.

Awards/Scholarships

The RES recognized three deserving professionals for their commitment

and service to the engineering community. The 2013-2014 Engineering

Excellence Award was presented to Derrick Bellows, P.Eng., FEC. The

Volunteer Service Award recipient was Dr. Dena McMartin, P.Eng., FEC.

A new award was created for a deserving Engineer-in-Training who

displayed a commitment to engineering, an aptitude in the application of

skills, and pursued real world learning in their field. The recipient of this

newly created award was Tyler Whiteside, Engineer- in-Training.

The RES awarded six students with scholarships. Each of the

scholarships is valued at $500. Five scholarships were given to

engineering students at the University of Regina, one for each discipline

of study. One scholarship was presented to a SIAST Palliser Campus

engineering technology student.

RES Events

The first event of the year was the annual Engineering Horizons Dinner

which was held during National Engineering Week at the Conexus Arts

Centre on March 4, 2014. Apart from the dinner and awards, this event

featured guest speaker Jeff Eichhorst, Ph.D. As the director of

toxicology, chemistry and newborn screening Jeff provided a keynote on

the design and engineering challenges of the newly built Saskatchewan

Disease Control Laboratory.

The RES expanded its yearly IMAX Night to a combined IMAX and

Science Centre Day for its members and their families. The day brought

the IMAX to max capacity, which featured the Lemurs of Madagascar for

the matinee screening. The RES is looking to keep this combined event

as a yearly combination due to its resounding success.

The RES Annual Golf Tournament and AGM was held on a rainy June 6,

2014 at the Murray Golf Course. Many prizes were given out due to the

generosity of sponsors. A new executive was elected to council at the

event after a filling supper.

The Saskatchewan Science Centre holds summer science camps for

interested kids. They inquired if the RES would like to come and talk to

the kids about engineering. A group of four members of the RES

decided to hold an activity for the morning where the kids learned about

electricity and created circuits with LEDs and conductive Plasticine.

The Meet the Executive Night has been converted to a more welcoming

Beer and Billiards Night at the Broken Rack. The event room was

packed with both students and engineers enjoying a successful night.

Sponsorships/Support for External Events

The RES continues to provide support to a number of other events

throughout the community, which include the Regina Science Fair

Award, Engineers Without Borders, Women’s History Month, SIAST

Business and Industry Dinner, EYES camp, APEGS Law and Ethics

Seminar and the IEEE Annual General Meeting.

As well as financial support, the RES played an active role during the

University of Regina’s Project Day which showcases engineering

students’ projects. The RES set up a booth near the presentations to

provide details to the public regarding the mandate of the RES,

information regarding the RES scholarships and RES merchandise. Also,

the RES had executive members volunteer as industry evaluators for the

students’ projects, which was an enjoyable experience for all that

attended.

The RES is looking forward to another successful year and would like to

thank APEGS for their continuing support and guidance.

Respectfully submitted,

Brett Kelln,

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RES 2012-2013

The mission of the RES is to serve the professional and social needs of

engineers in the Regina area and to support interaction between its

members, local technical societies, engineering students, and major

engineering employers.

The objectives of the RES shall be to promote the objectives and interests of

the Engineering Profession in close cooperation with APEGS:

a) To develop and maintain high standards in the engineering profession.

b) To facilitate the acquirement and the interchange of professional

knowledge among members.

c) To advance the professional, social, and economic welfare of members.

d) To enhance the usefulness of the profession to the public.

e) To collaborate with universities and other institutions in the advancement

of engineering education.

f) To promote good relations between engineers and members of allied

professions.

g) To cooperate with other technical societies for the advancement of mutual

interests.

RES Executive

The RES Annual General Meeting was held in conjunction with the annual golf

tournament on June 7, 2013.

The 2013-2014 RES executive was introduced

at the meeting:

President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Vindevoghel

Vice-President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Kilkenny

Past President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Stephenson

Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deanne Cannon

Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Kelln

Technical Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VACANT

Communications & Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deborah Mihial

Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Segal

Merchandise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Kelln

Social . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Bialobzyski

Horizons Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Kilkenny

University of Regina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Jones, Kelvin Ng and Douglas Wagner

RESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brayden Willenbourg

APEGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Anne E. Hodges

CSCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brent Miller

RGG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VACANT

IEEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Sloman

The first meeting of the fiscal year was held in September 2013 where many

volunteers were returning to the RES to provide services and enthusiasm for

the upcoming season. While there are vacant positions yet to be filled, there

are a few members that have expressed their interest in becoming part of the

RES executive. We are actively pursuing these possibilities.

Awards and Scholarships

The RES recognized two deserving professionals for their commitment and

service to the engineering community. The 2012-2013 Engineering

Excellence Award was presented to Paul de Montigny, P.Eng. and the

Volunteer Service Award recipient was Shawna Argue, MBA, P.Eng., EP(CEA),

EP(EMSA), FEC, FGC (Hon.).

The Regina Engineering Society awarded six students with scholarships. Each

of the scholarships is valued at $500. Five scholarships were given to

Engineering Students at the University of Regina, one for each discipline of

study. One scholarship was presented to a SIAST Palliser Campus engineering

technology student.

RES Events

The RES strives to bring out our members to social activities throughout the

year. The RES held another successful Afternoon at the IMAX featuring “Rocky

Mountain Express” on April 7, 2013 at the Kramer IMAX Theatre, an event

which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Engineering Horizons Dinner was held following National Engineering Week at

the Conexus Arts Center on March 5, 2013. This event featured Mr. Greg

Hasiuk from Number Ten Architectural Group as the keynote speaker. The

topic of evening was the design of the Douglas Park Elementary School.

The RES Annual Golf Tournament is one of the best attended and most

anticipated events hosted by the RES. Once again the prizes were awarded for

longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt as well as many more door

prizes thanks to the overwhelming generosity of sponsors.

To introduce our executive, a Meet the Executive Night was held on November

14, 2013 which was a successful and entertaining event with a larger turnout

of members than in the past years.

Sponsorships and Support for External Events

The RES is continuing to provide support to a number of other events

throughout the community which include the Regina Science Fair Award,

Engineers Without Borders, Women’s History Month, SIAST Business and

Industry Dinner, EYES camp, APEGS Law and Ethics Seminar and the IEEE

Annual General Meeting.

As well as financial support, the RES provided an active role during the

University of Regina’s Project Day which showcases engineering students’

projects. The RES set up a booth near the presentations to provide details to

the public regarding the mandate of the RES, information regarding the RES

scholarships and RES merchandise. Also, the RES had executive members

volunteer as industry evaluators for the students’ projects which was an

enjoyable experience for all that attended.

The RES is looking forward to another successful year and would like to thank

APEGS for their continuing support and guidance.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa K. Vindevoghel, B.A.Sc.

RES President

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Opportunities abound for future engineers

By Taylor Shire, Leader-Post March 1, 2011  
Engineers and geoscientists may fly under the radar, but they're being recognized this week.

"They've played a huge role in developing the province to where we're at and they're going to play a huge role moving forward," said Jim Reiter, minister of highways and infrastructure and minister responsible for the Engineering and Geosciences Professions Act.

Reiter said these two professions will be in huge demand in the future.

"The mining industry alone, they're estimating we're going to need hundreds of more engineers and geoscientists in the next few years," he said.

"The future is bright and these people are going to play a big part of it," he said.

Since these professions aren't normally recognized on an everyday basis, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) is calling this week Engineering and Geoscience week.

Chris Wimmer, director of professional standards for APEGS, said there are plenty of job opportunities in this field.

"The way the economy is going, there is a shortage of engineering and geoscience professionals in the province," said Wimmer. "The job market is looking good. We've got lots of natural resources, both oil and gas and mining."

Throughout the week, Wimmer said the goal of APEGS is to promote public awareness about engineering and geoscience.

One student who is part of the engineering future, Stephanie Campbell, president of the University of Regina Engineering Students Society, said there will always be a need for engineers.

"I think that a lot of things wouldn't work without engineers," she said.

"(The future) looks really promising. There's lots of opportunities out there and people are recruiting."

Denise Stilling, industrial systems engineering professor at the U of R, said engineers play a vital role in helping to develop new infrastructure and capitalize on resources.

She helps with recruiting new students to come study engineering at the U of R.

"The principles that you learn in engineering are not just applied to the engineering field, they can be extended beyond those boundaries," she said.

Stilling said in order to sustain the industry, the development of technology needs to continue.

"As we deplete the Earth's natural resources, we need that ingenuity and that creativity," she said. "And that comes from engineers.

"Our resources aren't going to last forever," she added. "We need to take it to the next level. We need to develop new methods."

Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com/technology/Opportunities+abound+future+engineers/4363300/story.html#ixzz1Fvuij5kM


 RES 2011-2012

The mission of the Regina Engineering Society (RES) is to serve the

professional and social needs of engineers in the Regina area and to support

interaction between its members, local technical societies, engineering

students and major engineering employers.

The objectives of the RES shall be to promote the objectives and

interests of the engineering profession in close co-operation with

APEGS:

To develop and maintain high standards in the engineering profession.

To facilitate the acquirement and the interchange of professional

knowledge among its members.

To advance the professional, social and economic welfare of its members.

To enhance the usefulness of the profession to the public.

To collaborate with universities and other institutions in the advancement

of engineering education.

To promote good relations between engineers and members of allied

professions.

To co-operate with other technical societies for the advancement of mutual

interests.

RES Fiscal Year and Executive

The RES fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31. The RES AGM was held in

conjunction with the annual golf tournament on June 8, 2012.

The 2012-2013 RES executive was introduced at the AGM and is as follows:

President, Greg Stephenson, P.Eng.

Vice-President, Jamie Kilkenny, Engineer-in-Training

Past President, Deanne Cannon, Engineer-in-Training

Treasurer, Deanne Cannon

Secretary, Lisa Vindevoghel, Engineer-in-Training

Technical Presentations, James Holtom, P.Eng.

Communications, Deborah Mihial, P.Eng.

Website, Deborah Mihial

Membership, Jamie Kilkenny

Merchandise, VACANT

Social, Anthony Quach

Horizons Dinner, Jamie Kilkenny and Greg Stephenson

University of Regina, Rob Jones, P.Eng.

RESS, Jason Whitelaw

APEGS, Margaret Anne E. Hodges, P.Eng., FEC

CSCE, Brent Miller, P.Eng.

RGG, Paul Walsh, P.Eng.

IEEE, Ian Sloman, P.Eng.

The first meeting of the fiscal year was held in September 2012 where

Sandra Sagal was voted in for the position of Membership and Merchandise.

Chad Bialobzyski, P.Eng. was also voted to take over the Social position from

Anthony Quach.

Awards and Scholarships

The RES recognized two deserving professionals for their commitment and

service to the engineering community. The 2011-2012 Engineering

Excellence Award was presented to Steve Kemp, P.Eng. and the Volunteer

Service Award recipient was Ken Wiens, P.Eng.

The Regina Engineering Society awarded five students with scholarships,

each valued at $500. Four scholarships were given to engineering students

at the University of Regina. One scholarship was presented to a SIAST Palliser

Campus engineering technology student.

The RES also provided support to the Regina Regional Science Fair.

Congratulations once again to these well-deserving students.

RES Events

The RES strives to bring out our members in social activities throughout the

year. The RES held a successful Night at the IMAX featuring Tornado Alley on

April 15, 2012 at the Kramer IMAX Theatre. Our highest turnout of 139

people was in attendance to enjoy the film.

The 2011 Engineering Horizons Dinner was held following National Engineering

Week at the Conexus Arts Centre on March 6, 2012. The event featured Dorian

Wandzura, P.Eng., from the City of Regina as the keynote speaker. Wandzura

presented a discussion on “Ideas – Innovations and Cities.”

The RES Annual Golf Tournament is one of the best attended and most

anticipated events put on by the RES. Due to the higher attendance for this

event, a shotgun start was used for the second time. Once again, prizes were

awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt as well as many

more door prizes, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of sponsors.

To introduce the new executive to the membership, a Meet the Executive beer

and pool night was held on November 14, 2012. This was a successful

evening of fun and socializing, with many engineering students and future

members in attendance.

Sponsorships and Support for External Events

The RES once again assisted the University of Regina Faculty of Engineering

Senior Project Presentation Day which showcases engineering students’

projects.

The RES also either provided funds or volunteers for the Women’s History

Month Reception, SIAST Industry and Development Dinner, EYES camp,

APEGS PPE Seminar and Engineers Without Borders.

The RES would like to thank APEGS for its continuing support and guidance.

Respectfully submitted,

Greg Stephenson, P. Eng.

President

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RES 2010-2011

Again this year has been exciting for the Regina Engineering Society (RES). This fall we welcomed several first-time members to the executive, each of whom bring their unique talents, ideas, and enthusiasm to the service of our members.

The goal of the Regina Engineering Society is to promote the objectives and interests of the engineering profession in the Regina area. We have been continually striving to meet this goal through enhancing our relationships with other societies, community organizations, and universities. We also look to gain more exposure for engineers who are in a non-engineering setting. As well, we are working to raise the profile of the society and create interest within the member body as well as the community and media.

Member support is critical for any event and we heartily thank all members, friends, and colleagues who have attended to make the RES events successful.  Annually the RES honours two engineers o prominance with the Engineering Excellence Award and the Volunteer Service Award. The Engineering Horizons Dinner proved to be a fantastic venue for their achievements to be honoured. 

The RES has continued to provide financial support to local educational institutions, such as the University of Regina Faculty of Engineering and SIAST Palliser Campus, with scholarships and event funding.  Congratulations to those well deserving students.

The RES also sponsored student-run activities such as the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Team, EYES Summer Camp, and the Engineering Students Year one to four Fall Reception. More upcoming events are scheduled for our members, such as the always popular golf tournament to be held annually in June at the Murray Golf Course. 

One of the benefits that members receive in volunteer organizations is the face-to-face interaction that leads to networks. This interaction has always been a part of the Regina Engineering Society. The members of the executive and the committees are committed to providing opportunities for our members to participate in a value-added professional network environment. The RES provides these opportunities to its members with events such as the increasingly popular Technical Luncheons. These luncheons commence in September of each year and continue through the end of April of the next year. Social activities were also enjoyed such as “An Evening at the IMAX” for members and their families and the RES Annual Meet the Executive Night.

Our restructuring of the RES website has been very successful. Our members are receiving the information in a very ecologically and economically friendly manner thus allowing us to utilize our funds for other worthwhile activities.  

We have continued to offer a variety of RES merchandise such as thermal mugs, pens, blankets, umbrellas and golf shirts that are for sale to our members. These have been presented to our guest speakers as a token of our appreciation at the RES technical luncheons. 

We wish to thank all our executive and all the members for their support and we encourage you to make every year a memorable and successful one. Come out and support your local engineering society by becoming an executive member, attending a social evening or technical luncheon, or volunteering your time at one of the many events planned. The RES will be a stronger and more effective society as a result of your efforts.

The RES in 2010-2011

President: Greg Stephenson, EIT

Vice-President: James Holtom. P.Eng.

Past President and Treasurer: Deanne Cannon

Secretary: Lisa Vindevoghel, EIT

Technical Presentations: Dino Philopoulos. M.Sc., P. Eng.

Website/Communications: Deborah Mihial, P.Eng.

Membership: vacant

Merchandise: Shanie Leugner, P.Eng.

Social: Paul Walsh, P.Eng. 

Horizons Dinner: James Holtom, P.Eng.

University of Regina: Rob Jones, P.Eng.

RESS: Vacant

APEGS: Margaret Anne Hodges, P.Eng.

CSCE: Brent Miller, P.Eng.

RGG: Paul Walsh, P.Eng.

IEEE: Ian Sloman, P.Eng.

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The RES 2009 – 2010  

They say that “time flies when you are having fun” and this is definitely the case with the 2009-2010 year for the RES. I can’t believe we are at the end already! The executive this year was very dedicated which could be seen by the quality of our outputs this year. I would ask our membership to join with me in extending appreciation to these volunteers for their many hours of time and effort to the society. I sincerely appreciate all the effort that made my second term as president much easier and enjoyable than it would be otherwise.

The 2009 – 2010 Regina Engineering Society Executive consisted of:

 Executive:

Deanne Cannon, President                            Greg Stephenson, Vice-President

Cheryl Robertson, Past-President                  Delee Dunajski, Treasurer

Meagan Elliott, Secretary                               Sherri Doidge, APEGS

Paul Walsh, Social                                          James Holtom, C & I Representative

Shanie Leugner, Merchandise                        Alexei Bogdanovic, Membership

Dino Philopoulos, Technical Presentations    Kevin McCullum, Technical Presentations

Deborah Mihial, Communications                  Rob Jones, University of Regina

Greg Stephenson, Horizons Dinner                Alana Chuchmuch, Horizons Dinner

Constituent Societies:

Brent Miller, CSCE                                         Sherron Campbell, RESS

Ian Sloman, IEEE                                           Paul Walsh, RGG                  

The RES is known for the high quality planning in its events and this year was no different. The social events, technical luncheons and Horizon’s Dinner have all become staples in several members’ calendars. The individual events can be seen in the executive committee reports in detail.  

As usual, providing financial support to local education institutions continues to be one of the main tenets of the RES. The status of these sponsorships was reviewed and scrutinized with an eye by the Executive to ensure that our membership’s interests were reflected. The RES provided four (4) $500 scholarships to deserving University of Regina engineering students.  The RES also provided a scholarship to an engineering technology student attending SIAST Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw.

This year’s RES Awards were given out at the Annual Horizon’s Dinner. This year’s Volunteer Service Award went to Teresa Drew, and the Engineering Excellence Award was received by Grant Dawson. 

The RES sponsors and supports several events each year. This year the APEGS PPE Seminar in Regina received monetary sponsorship to provide for a coffee break for the attendees. The IEEE also received money for their AGM. The RES donated money to ensure that several groups or events could take place. This includes donations to the U of R EYES Summer Camps, U of R Faculty of Engineering Senior Projects Day, Women’s History Month Reception, several student events/groups such as the Swampineers Dragon Boat.

I would be remiss if I did not thank APEGS, particularly the administrative staff at the office, and the RES membership for supporting our many endeavors, whether that support came in the form of performing last-minute email-outs or attending one of our events. Thank-you!

I encourage anyone that is interested in becoming part of the executive or to volunteer on behalf of the RES to contact any of the members listed above.

Deanne Cannon, Engineer-In-Training, RES President

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The RES in 2008 - 2009

RES Fiscal Year and Executive 

The RES fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31. The RES AGM was held in conjunction with the annual golf tournament on June 5, 2009. The 2009-2010 RES executive was introduced at the AGM: president - Deanne Cannon, Engineer-In-Training, vice-president - Greg Stephenson, Engineer-In-Training, past president - Cheryl Robertson, P.Eng., treasurer - vacant, secretary - Meagan Elliott, Engineer- In-Training, technical presentations - vacant, communications - Deborah Lewko, P.Eng., website - Ian Sloman, P.Eng., membership - Heidi Engel, Engineer-In- Training, merchandise - Shanie Leugner, P.Eng., social - Paul Walsh, P.Eng., and James Holtom, P.Eng., Horizons Dinner - Greg Stephenson, Engineer-In-Training, and Alana Chuchmuch, Engineer-In-Training, University of Regina - Rob Jones, P.Eng., RESS - vacant, APEGS - vacant, CSCE - Brent Miller, P.Eng., RGG – Paul Walsh, P.Eng., IEEE - Ian Sloman, P.Eng. 

Awards/Scholarships 

The RES recognized two deserving professionals for their commitment and service to the engineering community. The 2008-2009 Engineering Excellence Award was presented to Garner Mitchell, P.Eng. The Volunteer Service Award recipient was Ken Linnen, P.Eng. The Regina Engineering Society awarded five students with scholarships. Each of the scholarships is valued at $500. Four scholarships were given to engineering students at the University of Regina. One scholarship was presented to a SIAST Palliser Campus engineering technology student. The RES also provided $200 of support to the Regina Regional Science Fair held at Miller High School and Balfour technical Collegiate. Congratulations once again to these well-deserving students.  

RES Events  

The RES hosts social activities throughout the year. The RES held a successful Night at the IMAX event featuring Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure on March 26, 2009 at the Kramer IMAX Theatre. One hundred and eleven people attended. The 2009 Engineering Horizons Dinner was held during National Engineering Week at the Conexus Arts Centre on March 5, 2009. The event featured the recipient of the 2008 prestigious Synergy Award from NSERC, an annual prize that honours the most outstanding achievements resulting from university-industry collaboration, Dr. Jim Hendry, as the keynote speaker. Jim presented “Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Contaminants in Uranium Tailings and in Thick Clay

Deposits on the Environment.” The RES annual golf tournament is one of the best attended and most anticipated events put on by the RES. In 2009 over 100 members and guests attended the tournament and barbeque. Once again prizes were awarded to all golfers due to the overwhelming donations from industry sponsors. To introduce the new executive to the membership, a Meet the Executive Night was held on October 30, 2009 and included beer and pool.  

Sponsorships/Support for External Events

The RES once again assisted the University of Regina Faculty of Engineering’s Senior Project Presentation Day, which showcases engineering students’ projects. This was the ninth year the RES has been involved with this event. The RES also either provided funds, prizes or volunteers for the Swampineers Dragon Boat, University of Regina Society of Automotive Engineers (Racing Team), the Women’s History Month Reception, APEGS PPE Seminar, IEEE South Chapter AGM, EYES Summer Camps and several golf tournaments. The RES would like to thank APEGS for its continuing support and guidance.

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The RES in 2007- 2008 

 RES Fiscal Year and Executive

The RES fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31. The RES AGM was held in conjunction with the annual golf tournament on June 6, 2008. The 2007-2008 RES executive was introduced at the AGM:

President: Deanne Cannon, Engineer-in-Training

Vice-President: vacant

Past President: Cheryl Robertson, P.Eng.

Treasurer: Greg Stephenson, Engineer-in-Training

Secretary: Meagan Elliott, Engineer-in-Training

Technical Presentations: Brian Palm, Engineer-in-Training and Allison Hahn,

Engineer-in-Training

Communications: Curtis Wiebe, Engineer-in-Training

Website: Ian Sloman, P.Eng., P.Geo.

Membership: Heidi Engel, Engineer-in-Training

Merchandise: Shanie Leugner, P.Eng.

Social: Paul Walsh, P.Eng. and James Holtom, P.Eng.

Horizons Dinner: Deanne Cannon, Engineer-in-Training and Alana

Chuchmuch, Engineer-in-Training

University of Regina: Rob Jones, P.Eng.

RESS: Vacant

APEGS: Sherri Doidge, P.Eng.

CSCE: Brent Miller, P.Eng.

RGG: Paul Walsh, P.Eng.

IEEE: Ian Sloman, P.Eng.

 Awards/Scholarships

The RES recognized two deserving professionals for their commitment and service to the engineering community. The 2007-2008 Engineering Excellence Award was presented to Harlan Ritchie, P.Eng. and the Volunteer Service Award recipient was Stormy Holmes, P.Eng. The RES awarded five students with scholarships. Each of the scholarships is valued at $500. Four scholarships were given to engineering students at the University of Regina. One scholarship was presented to a SIAST Palliser Campus engineering technology student. The RES also provided $200 of support to the Regina Regional Science Fair held at Miller High School and Balfour Technical Collegiate. Congratulations once again to these deserving students.

 RES Events

One of the staples of the RES is the monthly technical luncheons that run from September to March of every year. In 2008 four luncheons were held at the Ramada Inn. The topics and speakers were the City of Regina Landfill Expansion Project (Deborah Lewko, P.Eng.), NRC – Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure Research (David Hubble, P.Eng.), Mosaic’s Expansion and Belle Plaine Facility (Peter Jackson, P.Eng.) and Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention (Gary Coons). The RES strives to bring out our members in social activities throughout the year. The RES held a successful Night at the IMAX, featuring Hurricane on the Bayou on February 6, 2008 at the Kramer IMAX Theatre. Forty-six people were in attendance to enjoy the film, pop and popcorn. The 2008 Engineering Horizons Dinner was held during National Engineering Week at the Conexus Arts Centre on March 4, 2008. The event featured the City of Regina General Manager of Planning and Development, Jason Carlston, as the keynote speaker. Jason entertained over 100 attendees with ideas and plans for the City of Regina. In recognition of National Engineering Week several guests were invited to celebrate and recognize the engineering profession and the RES Awards were presented. Pledge forms for the Dr. Bruce Cooke Memorial fundraiser were available for those in attendance. On top of individual donations, the RES is proud to have donated $225 to the Dr. Bruce Cooke Memorial from the proceeds of this event. The RES Annual Golf Tournament is one of the best attended and most anticipated events put on by the RES. In 2008 over 100 members and guests attended the tournament and barbeque. Once again the prizes were awarded to all golfers due to the overwhelming donations from industry sponsors. To introduce the new executive to the membership, a “Meeting the Executive” beer and pool night was on held October 24.

 Sponsorships/Support for External Events

The RES once again assisted the University of Regina Faculty of Engineering Senior Project Presentation Day which showcases engineering students’ projects. This was the eighth year the RES has been involved with this event. The RES also provided either funds or volunteers for the Swampineers Dragon Boat, University of Regina Society of Automotive Engineers (Racing Team), the Women’s History Month Reception, APEGS PPE Seminar, IEEE South Chapter AGM, and EYES Summer Camps. We also provided prizes to several golf tournaments.

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The RES in 2006 -2007

The RES fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31. In past years, the RES annual general meeting (AGM) was held in conjunction with the annual golf tournament but in 2007 these events were held on separate days due to the cut-off day of the RES financial year being too close to the day set for golfing. The AGM was held at the Bushwakker brew pub later in June.

 The 2006-2007 RES executive was:

President - Cheryl Robertson, P.Eng.

Vice-President - Deanne Cannon, Engineer-in-Training

Past President - Leann Singer, P.Eng.

Treasurer - Greg Stephenson, Engineer-in-Training

Secretary - Lali Klein-Rutten, P.Eng.

Technical Presentations - Brian Palm, Engineer-in-Training, and Allison Hahn, Engineer-in-Training

Communications - Shani Steinhubl, P.Eng.

Membership - Heidi Engel, Engineer-in-Training

Social - Shanie Leugner, P.Eng.

Horizons Dinner - Deanne Cannon, Engineer-in-Training and

Cheryl Robertson, P.Eng.

University of Regina - Rob Jones, P.Eng.

Regina Engineering Students’ Society - Steven Hepting

APEGS - Shawna Argue, P.Eng.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering - Brent Miller, P.Eng.

Regina Geotechnical Group - Steve Harty, P.Eng.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Ian Sloman, P.Eng.

 Awards and Scholarships

The RES recognized two deserving professionals for their commitment and service to the engineering community. The 2006-2007 Engineering Excellence Award was presented to Dave Button, M.Sc., P.Eng., P.M.P. and the Volunteer Service Award recipient was Arthur L. Opseth, P.Eng. The Regina Engineering Society awarded scholarships to five students. Each of the scholarships is valued at $500. Four scholarships were given to engineering students at the University of Regina. One scholarship was presented to a SIAST Palliser Campus engineering technology student. The RES also provided $200 to the Regina Regional Science Fair held at Miller High School and Balfour Technical Collegiate. Congratulations once again to these well-deserving students. 

RES Events

One of the staples of the RES is the monthly technical luncheons that run from September to March each year. In 2007 five luncheons were held at the Ramada Inn. The topics and speakers were Project Management Institute (PMI) Introduction (JoAnne Neely and Keith Gill, Engineer-in-Training), Communities of Tomorrow – General Overview and Funding Opportunities (Allison Hahn, Engineer-in-Training), A Safe and Prosperous Future: 100 Years of Engineering and Geoscience Achievements in Saskatchewan (EdwardWillett), Engineers-in-Training Reporting from the Mentor’s Perspective (Tina Obrigewitsch, P.Eng.) and Mars Imaging (Jason Cosford, P.Geo.). The RES strives to bring out our members in social activities throughout the year. The RES held a successful Night at the IMAX featuring Magnificent Desolation:Walking on the Moon on February 7, 2007 at the Kramer IMAX Theatre. Fifty people were in attendance to enjoy the film, pop and popcorn.

The 2007 Engineering Horizons Dinner was held during National Engineering Week at the Conexus Arts Centre on February 27, 2007. The event featured Partners in Motion’s executive producer Ron Goetz as the keynote speaker. Ron entertained over 100 attendees with facts and trivia from the hit TV series Disasters of the Century. In recognition of National  Engineering Week, several guests were invited to celebrate and recognize the engineering profession and the RES awards were presented. Pledge forms for the Dr. Bruce Cooke Memorial fundraiser were available for those in attendance. On top of individual donations, the RES is proud to have donated $225 to the Dr. Bruce Cooke Memorial from the proceeds of this event.

The RES annual golf tournament is one of the best attended and most anticipated events put on by the RES. In 2007 over 100 members and guests attended the tournament and barbeque. Once again, prizes were awarded to all golfers due to the overwhelming donations from industry sponsors. With the spring/summer golf tournament being quite successful, a mini-golf night at Paradise Mini Golf was set up for a new family-friendly social event in the fall. Just under 20 members and their families participated in the final social event of 2007.

 Sponsorships/Support for External Events

The RES once again assisted the University of Regina Faculty of Engineering Senior Project Presentation Day which showcases engineering students’ projects. This was the seventh year the RES has been involved with this event. A new activity for the RES was added in December with members of the executive volunteering to help out the Regina Food Bank. The RES provided volunteers to solicit donations at the Cornwall Centre as part of the Food Bank’s “12 Days of Christmas” campaign. The RES also provided either funds or volunteers for the Swampineers Dragon Boat event, Engineers Without Borders (student sponsorship), University of Regina Society of Automotive Engineers (racing team), theWomen’s History Month Reception, APEGS Law and Ethics Seminar, IEEE South Chapter AGM and Educating Youth in Engineering and Science (EYES) summer camps, as well as providing prizes for several golf tournaments.

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 Ths RES 2005-2006

The Regina Engineering Society (RES) organized several educational and social events throughout 2006 including the third annual Engineering Horizons Dinner, which was held at Casino Regina on March 1. The format was changed from previous years with the focus on socializing and networking among the membership. The games were all for fun only and door prizes were won at each table. Other social events conducted during the year included: Hockey Night at the Agridome; A Night at the IMAX; Bowling Night; and Meet the Executive Night. All of these social events provided an excellent opportunity for members to network and have fun.

 The 2005-2006 fiscal year-end was successfully celebrated on June 2 with the annual RES golf tournament and Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Murray Golf Course. The event was well attended by 115 golfers and 79 for the AGM. At the AGM, Scott Manson, P.Eng. was presented the Volunteer Service Award and Milt Walker, P.Eng. was presented the Engineering Excellence Award.

 

The 2006-2007 RES Executive is comprised as follows:

President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leann Singer

Vice-President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cheryl Robertson

Past President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Wensley

Treasure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Stephenson

Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lali Klein-Rutten

Technical Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . .Deanne Cannon/Brian Palm

Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shani Steinhubl

Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shani Steinhubl

Social . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shanie Leugner

Horizons Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .Cheryl Robertson

University of Regina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Jones

RESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lone Mfanyane

APEGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shawna Argue, P.Eng.

CSCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brent Miller

RGG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Harty

IEEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Sloman

In addition, the RES sponsored five technical luncheons throughout 2006. Speaker topics included: Project Management; In-Place Road Reclamation and Recycling; APEGS Continuing Professional Excellence Program; and changes to the APEGS Member-in- Training Work Experience Reporting. The RES sponsored a work experience term for Garret Schmidt, a senior RESS student, involving optimizing potable water service in Huacho, Peru. He presented highlights of his experiences for one of the technical luncheons.

This year we are proud to have provided support to the following events: Swampineers Dragon Boat team; Women’s History Month Reception; APEGS PPE coffee break; U of R Faculty of Engineering– Senior Projects Presentation Day; U of R Engineering–Year 1 to 4 Fall Reception; and several other RESS events such as the EYES Summer Camp. Special congratulations to the Swampineers who placed 3rd in the ‘B’ Division at the Saskatoon Festival, and 3rd in the ‘A’ Division at the SaskPower Regina Dragonboat Festival.

On November 30, the RES presented a $500 scholarship to each of four well-deserving University of Regina engineering students: Mr. Noel Dube – Industrial Systems Engineering; Mr. Paul Selles – Electronic Systems Engineering; Mr. Neil Struthers – Petroleum Systems Engineering; and Ms. Jessica Kowalski – Environmental Systems Engineering. Additionally, on December 1, the RES provided a $500 scholarship to SIAST Palliser Campus engineering technology student, Mr. Frode Aarebrot. The RES also provided $200 of support to the Regina Regional Science Fair held at Miller High School and Balfour Technical Collegiate. Congratulations once again to these well-deserving students.

 This year’s golf tournament and AGM will be held in early June 2007. The RES executive looks forward to serving its members throughout the year and encourages everyone to take advantage of the various social and learning opportunities in 2007.

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The RES 2003-2004

This has been an exciting year for the Regina Engineering Society (RES). This fall we welcomed several first-time members to the executive, each of whom bring their unique talents, ideas, and enthusiasm to the service of our members. The goal of the Regina Engineering Society is to promote the objectives and interests of the engineering profession in the Regina area. We have been continually striving to meet this goal through enhancing our relationships with other societies, community organizations, and universities. We also look to gain more exposure for engineers who are in a non-engineering setting. As well, we are working to raise the profile of the society and create interest within the member body as well as the community and media. 

This year was also the first time that the RES had the honour of hosting the first Engineering Horizons Dinner held at the Regina Inn on March 5. Dr. David Barnard, President of the University of Regina, presented a wonderfully informative and captivating talk on “Catalyst to Construction.” Member support is critical in the starting years for an event and I heartily thank all members, friends, and colleagues who attended to make this event a success. At this dinner, we also honoured two of our members with the Engineering Excellence Award and the Volunteer Service Award. The Engineering Horizons Dinner proved to be a fantastic venue for their achievements to be honoured.  

The RES has continued to provide financial support to local educational institutions, such as the University of Regina Faculty of Engineering and SIAST Palliser Campus, with scholarships and event funding. This year we provided four scholarships to each of the four engineering disciplines at the University of Regina. As well, we provided a scholarship to an engineering technology student attending SIAST in Moose Jaw. Congratulations to those well deserving students. 

The RES also sponsored student-run activities such as the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Team, EYES Summer Camp, and the Engineering Students Year one to four Fall Reception. More upcoming events are scheduled for our members, such as the always popular golf tournament to be held on June 6 at the Murray Golf Course.

 One of the benefits that members receive in volunteer organizations is the face-to-face interaction that leads to networks. This interaction has always been a part of the Regina Engineering Society. The members of the executive and the committees are committed to providing opportunities for our members to participate in a value-added professional network environment.

The RES provides these opportunities to its members with events such as the increasingly popular Technical Luncheons. These luncheons commence in September of each year and continue through the end of April of the next year. Social activities were also enjoyed such as “An Evening at the IMAX” for members and their families and the RES Annual Pool Night.

Our restructuring of the RES newsletter has been very successful. Our members are receiving the newsletter in a very ecologically and economically friendly manner via email thus allowing us to utilize our funds for other worthwhile activities. We also restructured our website in 2003, located at: www.reginaengineeringsociety.com. The website now contains some very useful information and links regarding the RES and engineering in general. The site is updated regularly and frequently.

 We have continued to offer a variety of RES merchandise such as thermal mugs, pens, and golf shirts that are for sale to our members. These have been presented to our guest speakers as a token of our appreciation at the RES technical luncheons. We wish to thank all our members for their support and I encourage you to once again make next year a most memorable and successful one. Come out and support your local engineering society by becoming an executive member, attending a social evening or technical luncheon, or volunteering your time at one of the many events planned. The RES will be a stronger and more effective society as a result of your efforts.

Understanding  Engineers:

Two  engineering students were biking across a university campus when one  said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"
The second engineer  replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own  business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to  the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you  want."
The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good  choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway."

To  the optimist, the glass is half-full.
To the pessimist, the glass  is half-empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it  needs to be.

A  priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with  those guys?  We must have been waiting for fifteen  minutes!"
The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never  seen such inept golf!"
The priest said, "Here comes the  green-keeper. Let's have a word with him."
He said, "Hello  George, what's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather  slow, aren't they?"
The green-keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a  group of blind firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse  from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free  anytime."
The group fell silent for a moment.
The priest said,  "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them  tonight."
The doctor said, "Good idea.  I'm going to contact  my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything he can do  for them."
The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"

What  is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil  engineers?
Mechanical engineers build weapons. Civil engineers  build targets.

The  graduate with a science degree asks, "Why does it work?"
The  graduate with an engineering degree asks, "How does it work?"
The  graduate with an accounting degree asks, "How much will it  cost?
The graduate with an arts degree asks, "Do you want fries  with that?"

Three  engineering students were gathered together discussing who must have  designed the human body.
One said, "It was a mechanical engineer.  Just look at all the joints."
Another said, "No, it was an  electrical engineer. The nervous system has many thousands of  electrical connections."
The last one said, "No, actually it had  to have been a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste  pipeline through a recreational area?"

Normal  people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Engineers  believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.

An  engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him  and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess."   He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his  pocket.
The  frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn back into a  beautiful princess and stay with you for one week."
The  engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned  it to the pocket.
The  frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a  princess, I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you  want."
Again,  the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into  his pocket.
Finally,  the frog asked, "What is the matter?  I've told you I'm a  beautiful princess and that I'll stay with you for one week and do  anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"
The  engineer said, "Look, I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a  girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that's  cool."