Fall 2017 Newsletter of the Christian Engineering Society

Registration Open for 2018 CCCU International Forum

"As a CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges & Universities) community, we will come together to engage in conversation, to express our unity in Christ, to encourage one another, and to be strengthened for faithful service. Intentional movement forward requires purposeful reflection on the past and collaborative engagement for the future.  In lieu of the stand-alone CCCU peer group conferences, in 2018 the CCCU will host the International Forum, which will gather campus leaders– from the president and cabinet members to campus ministry directors, financial aid, alumni relations directors, and others – to come together and share perspectives, collaborate on solutions, build relationships, and be spiritually encouraged." 


Moderating the CES List of Books and Articles 

by David Che (ched2@asme.org)

Are you a Christian who happens to be an Engineer? Are you an Engineer who is also a Christian? Have you ever thought about integrating the two roles into one? These are tough questions to ask and answer.

Fortunately, many Christian engineers and scholars had mulled over the same questions over the years and they are willing to share their thoughts with you! One of the main reasons for CES' existence is to help you think through these issues. In addition to offering bi-annual conferences and making conference papers available online, CES also maintains on its website a rich compilation of books and articles that reflect on the integration of engineering and faith. We welcome CES members to contribute articles or suggest new books to be added to this growing body of literature. For more information, please contact our new CES resource curator Dr. David Che.

Registration Open for Samaritan's Purse Sponsored Shelter Competition at John Brown University

"Samaritan's Purse is looking for creative solutions to solving the housing problem for people displaced by various natural or man-made disasters. Engineering, Construction Management and Architecture student teams are invited to design and construct a rapidly deployable transitional disaster shelter for use by aid organizations in response to natural disasters.The 2018 Shelter Competition scenario is response to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal."


CES Update on Membership

The officers of the formally organized Christian Engineering Society have determined our membership guidelines, which are posted on the CES website. The guidelines provide for individuals to become members of the society and for institutional membership. We will continue to publish the website and newsletter for anyone interested, even if not an official member. However, we hope you will prayerfully consider joining the society in a formal way to show your commitment and interest to this important subject. In order to encourage this, we have set the membership dues at a very low amount compared to most other professional societies.  We now have two options for you to make the membership purchase.  You can send a check to our treasurer, or you can subscribe via PayPal.  

US citizens can also make a tax-deductible donation to the society, either by sending a check, or by using the Pay Pal link on the main page.

Questions or comments?  Feel free to contact any of the four officers

Seeking Engineering and Christianity Activities

If there is a project or activity at your institution/organization that relates engineering with faith, missions and/or service, we’d like to include it in a future CES newsletter.  Please contact Ted Song (tsong@jbu.edu) or Steve VanderLeest (Steven.H.VanderLeest at gmail dot com) with a description of the project/activity. Thanks!

Newsletter Signup and Article Contributions

This newsletter is a publication of the Christian Engineering Society, distributed no more than once per month. You can sign up to receive an email notification when a new newsletter is available. Ted Song of John Brown University is the moderator and editor of the newsletter. Sometimes email filters will block mass distributions like the newsletter announcement, so be sure you whitelist the address "ces-announce@calvin.edu" to allow the newsletter announcement to get through. 

If you have questions about the newsletter, send an email to Ted at tsong@jbu.edu. Society members are encouraged to submit announcements and contribute articles!  (Editor reserves the right to make the final decision on inclusion of all content.)

Resources & Career Opportunities

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