On Thursday, January 26, 2012, the University of Manitoba chapter of Engineers Without Borders will host a talk by Jonathan Beddoes, dean of Engineering. His presentation will be titled: “As An Engineer: What Will You Do To Improve Society?”
Given the growing complexities of the engineering profession in the world today, professionals and industry leaders are seeking ever more well rounded engineers-people who possess technical skills, leadership competencies and a social conscience.
Beddoes’ presentation will include topics such as:
• the connection between the university engineering curriculum and the aims of the engineering profession.
• engineering curricula and the profession’s goals, within the framework of society, the economy and the environment.
• whether engineers are making a positive difference in society, and some of the questions and difficult solutions faced by engineers.
• challenging students to critically consider what their individual professional choices will be and how these choices will impact society.
• one person’s mission to make a positive difference.
The presentation begins at 5:30 pm, Thursday, January 26, 2012, in E3-270, EITC. Pizza and drinks to follow. All are welcome.
For more information, please contact Amber Anderson Skrabek, external communications specialist and executive director, Friends of Engineering, at: 204-474-9034 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org