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Global Engineering - NCDEAS April 2012

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Sal Alajek

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Transcript of Global Engineering - NCDEAS April 2012

WHY NEW ENGINEERS?
The 21C Engineer
Grand 21st Century Challenges
Global Connectedness & Competitiveness
Engineering Influence
The New Face of Canadian Engineering
Sal Alajek
@SalAlajek
Engineers Without Borders Canada

Technology




Leadership
ATTRIBUTES
Big picture context
Interdisciplinary
Creative systems thinking
Global collaboration
Communication
Sustainability
Current world issues
Social responsibility and ethics
Entrepreneurship


Example:
Classroom learning modules
Global Engineering courses
Who is framing the debate?
CEAB Attributes can be the disruptive innovation
Window of Opportunity
Grassroots and Ground Capacity
National Team
Multi-Scale Actor
Passion
EWB's Assets and Approach
Day 1
Day 1332
Fired up kids!
Constrained
Design implications for unknown stakeholders
Failed assumptions
The Engineering Profession is changing
Are you still buying overhead bulbs
We are one piece of the puzzle

Thank you

salajek@ewb.ca
416-642-9166
www.ewb.ca

Changing Reality
Canadian Resource Extraction Industry
Canada is the
4th largest
exporter of engineering services in the world.
International Trade
Development
Merging Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA)
& Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
(DFAIT)
Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development
(DFATD)
What are
engineers
exporting?
Professional Services
Canadian Values
Development Frameworks
Are
engineers
Canada's new international development ambassadors?
A
Re-definition
of the engineer:
Sustainability
Global Social Implications
Safety
Technology
Implications
How we
recruit
?
How we
teach
and
learn
?
How we
practice
and
license
?
How we influence
public opinion
and
policy
?
There is a messaging problem...
General group C \ A characteristics
Capable of the math and science
Unaware of engineering potential
Has a stereotypical view of engineering culture
Places high emphases of communication and values societal impact
General group A characteristics
Strong in Math and Science, loves to build stuff
Family member is an engineer
Generally boys
entrepreneurial girl
An execellent communicator
" I want to help people"
Together we can build a new
engineering profession
for the
21st Century
Impact
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