Engineers find themselves at the heart of some of the world’s most complex problems. Their work impacts many different stakeholders across international lines. Furthermore, engineers have a fundamental duty to serve society. But does the current engineer embrace that complexity and understand the greater context of their work?
Industry requires engineers that can understand and interact effectively with several different players, both internally and externally. They need engineers with the tools to analyze relationships and the role they play within them. They need engineers that aren’t silo-ed in ivory towers, but instead are capable of participating in the greater decision-making process, by merging their technical knowledge with a systemic understanding.
The Global Engineer is such an engineer, and the Global Engineering Challenge is an opportunity to define it, put it into practice, and to showcase your company’s engineers as global, systemic thinkers, tackling some of the world’s most important problems.
EWB Montreal invites you to participate in our events to learn more about global engineering and share your vision of how the engineering profession can change.
In 2012, ISF Montreal organized the first global engineering challenge, more information on the challenge can be found on the following website: http://montreal.ewb.ca/gec a>.
The following year in 2013, we organized a full Global Engineering Conference which helped to give more visibility to the concept of global engineering. It was a success and we are hosting the next Global Engineering Conference in 2015 at the same time as the EWB National Conference in Montreal.