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Christian Engineering Conference (CEC) Proceedings

The Christian Engineering Conference is currently held every two years (see the Conferences & Events page for details). This page archives the proceedings of the conference (at the bottom of the page).

The event was named the Christian Engineering Education Conference (CEEC) until 2011, when it was renamed to indicate a broader audience (not solely educators).  

2017 Twelfth Conference at Cedarville

The twelfth Christian Engineering Conference will be held June 28-39, 2017 at Cedarville University.  The steering committee includes:
  • Bob Chasnov, Cedarville University, General Chair
  • Tom Thompson, Cedarville University, Local Arrangements
  • Justin Vander Werff, Dordt College, Program Chair
  • Danielle Wyenberg, Dordt College, Assistant Program Chair
  • Steve VanderLeest, DornerWorks and Calvin College
  • Melani Plett, Past General Chair
  • Mike Foster, Past Program Chair

2016 Dinner in New Orleans

Ted Song hosted an informal Christian Engineers dinner on June 27, 2016 in New Orleans, LA.

2015 Eleventh Conference at SPU

The eleventh Christian Engineering Conference was held  June 17-19, 2015 at Seattle Pacific University. The conference committee was:
  • Melani Plett, Seattle Pacific University, Conference Chair
  • Mike Foster, George Fox University, Program Chair
  • Steve VanderLeest, Calvin College, Past Chair
  • Aaron Dingler, Seattle Pacific University
  • George Roe, Seattle Pacific University
We had two guest speakers this year, both from Washington State.  Tom Lyster was our keynote speaker. Tom gave an inspiring account of how he played a key role in developing the first AEDs (automated external cardiac defibrillator) which are now commonplace but were quite a challenge to develop and commercialize. Philip Marston shared his sought-after presentation on the faith of James Clerk Maxwell.

Proceedings are listed at the bottom of this page.

2014 Dinner in Indianapolis

Steve Frezza hosted an informal Christian Engineers dinner on the evening of June 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN.

2013 Tenth Conference in Atlanta

The tenth Christian Engineering Conference was held on June 26-28, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology. The CEC 2013 organizing committee members were:
  • Andrew Blauch, Charleston Southern
  • Bill Jordan - Baylor [Past Program Chair]
  • Melani Plett - Seattle Pacific
  • Randy Schwindt - Union
  • Murat Tanyel - Geneva
  • Jeremy VanAntwerp - Calvin [Program Chair]
  • Steve VanderLeest - Calvin [General Chair]
  • Nolan VanGaalen - Dordt
Proceedings are listed at the bottom of this page.

2012 Dinner in San Antonio

A dinner meeting was held in San Antonio on Monday, 11 June 2012. The steering committee for the dinner was:
  • Will Holmes (chair)
  • Randy Schwindt
  • Bill Jordan
  • Murat Tanyel

2011 Ninth Conference in Vancouver

The ninth Christian Engineering Education Conference 2011 was held on June 29 to July 1, 2011 in Vancouver, BC, Canada on the campus of Trinity Western University. The CEEC 2011 organizing committee members were:
  • Gayle Ermer, Calvin College
  • Bill Jordan, Baylor University [Program Chair]
  • Melanie Plett, Seattle Pacific
  • David Che, Geneva
  • Don Peter, Seattle Pacific
  • Arnold Sikkema, Trinity Western University [Local Coordinator]
  • Steve VanderLeest, Calvin College [General Chair]
  • Matthew Green, LeTourneau University [past Program Co-Chair]
  • Jeremy VanAntwerp, Calvin College [past Program Co-Chair]
Proceedings are listed at the bottom of this page.

2010 Dinner in Louisville

Matthew Green hosted an informal Christian Engineers dinner on the evening of June 23, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.

2009 Eighth Conference at Baylor

The eighth conference, 2009 CEEC was held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  The 2009 CEEC organizing committee members were:
  • Gayle Ermer, Calvin College [Past Program Chair]
  • Matthew Green, LeTourneau University [Program Co-Chair]
  • Bill Jordan, Baylor University [Local Arrangements Chair
  • Murat Tanyel, Geneva College
  • Jeremy VanAntwerp, Calvin College [Program Co-Chair]
  • Steve VanderLeest, Calvin College [General Chair]
Proceedings are listed at the bottom of this page.

2008 Seventh Conference at Geneva College

The seventh conference, 2008 CEEC was held at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. The 2008 CEEC organizing committee members were:
  • Charles Adams, Dordt College
  • Larry Bland, John Brown University
  • Anthony Donaldson, California Baptist University
  • Gayle Ermer, Calvin College [Program Chair]
  • Jim Farison, Baylor University
  • Matthew Green, LeTourneau University
  • Bill Jordan, Baylor University
  • Clint Kohl, Cedarville University
  • Don Peter, Seattle Pacific University
  • Melani Plett, Seattle Pacific University
  • David Shaw, Geneva College [Worship Leader]
  • Gary Spivey, George Fox University
  • Murat Tanyel, Geneva College [Local Arrangements Chair]
  • Harold Underwood, Messiah College
  • Steve VanderLeest, Calvin College [General Chair]
Proceedings are listed at the bottom of this page.

2007 Dinner in Honolulu

A dinner meeting was held during ASEE in Honolulu, Hawaii the evening of June 25, 2007, organized by Melani Plett of Seattle Pacific University.

2006 Sixth Conference at Olivet Nazarene

The sixth conference, 2006 CEEC was held in Bourbonnais, Illinois on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. The keynote speaker was Peter J Bosscher, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on "Engineering for Shalom".

Proceedings are listed at the bottom of this page.

2005 Dinner at George Fox

A dinner meeting was held during ASEE in Portland the evening of June 15, 2005. Our friends at George Fox University hosted the dinner.

2004 Fifth Conference in Salt Lake City

The fifth conference, 2004 CEEC was held in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 23-25, 2004 at Westminster College.  The organizing committee members were:
  • Charles Adams, Dordt College
  • Adam Blankespoor, Utah University
  • Dan Campbell
  • Gayle Ermer, Calvin College
  • Matthew Green, University of Texas
  • Paulo Ribeiro, Calvin College
  • David Shaw, Geneva College
  • Murat Tanyel, Geneva College
  • Jennifer VanAntwerp, Calvin College
  • Steve VanderLeest, Calvin College
  • Wayne Wentzheimer, Calvin College
Proceedings are listed at the bottom of this page.

2003 Dinner in Nashville

A CEEC dinner meeting (underwritten in part by a Baylor University Lilly grant) was held on June 24, 2003 in Nashville, Tennesee during the ASEE conference. More than 30 people attended! Praise God for blessing us with so many committed, Christian engineers. The meeting was organized by Steve VanderLeest and Jim Farison.

2002 Fourth Conference in Montreal

The fourth conference, 2002 CEEC was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on June 19-21, 2002 at the Presbyterian College of Montreal. The organizing committee members were:
  • Jim Farison, Baylor University
  • Ken Van Treuren, Baylor University
  • Steve VanderLeest, Calvin College
Proceedings are listed at the bottom of this page.

1999 Third Conference in Waxhaw, NC

The third conference, 1999 CEEC was held June 23-25, 1999 at the Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS) facility of Wycliffe Bible Translators in Waxhaw, North Carolina. The keynote speaker was Harold Heie, Director of the Center for Christian Studies, Gordon College. The organizing committee members were:
  • Charles Adams, Dordt College
  • James Bosscher, Calvin College
  • Robert Hoeksema, Calvin College
  • Steven H. VanderLeest, Calvin College
  • Nolan Van Gaalen, Dordt College
Proceedings are listed at the bottom of this page.

1998 Dinner at SPU

A CEEC dinner meeting was hosted by Seattle Pacific University on their campus in June, 1998, organized by Don Peter.

1997 Meeting in Milwaukee

An information meeting about CEEC was held during ASEE in Milwaukee in June, 1997, organized by Steve VanderLeest.

1996 Second Conference at Messiah

The second conference, was held in 1996 at Messiah College, in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Read the keynote speech given by Gaylen Byker, "The Compleat Ingineer".

1992 First Conference at Calvin

The first CEEC was held in 1992 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The conference was envisioned by Dr. James Bosscher. The keynote speaker was Ed Prince. The organizing committee members were:
  • James Bosscher
  • Rich VanAndel
  • Steve VanderLeest
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