Spring 2017 Newsletter of the Christian Engineering Society

CEC 2017 (June 28-30) Registration 

by Justin Vander Werff <Justin.VanderWerff@dordt.edu>

1. Registration deadline is May 15, so register soon! Here is the registration link: https://www.cedarville.edu/eventreg/engineeringconference

2. One of the highlights of CEC has always been the time of praise and worship on the opening evening of the conference. If you are interested in leading this year’s worship time, please email me. In addition, if you are interested in helping out with the worship time by reading Scripture or lending your musical abilities, please email me (Justin.VanderWerff@dordt.edu).

3. We have added a poster session to this year’s conference. We will display the posters throughout the conference and have one dedicated session where poster presenters can provide a brief oral presentation and be available for informal discussion. If you are interested in being a poster presenter, please email the Assistant Program Chair, Dani Wyenberg (Danielle.Wyenberg@dordt.edu).


2017 Shelter Competition Results

2017 Shelter Competition was hosted by Samaritan's Purse and John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR (April 20-22, 2017). The following teams are 2017 winners! 

1st Place: Dordt College (Click here for Dordt College News on this.)

2nd Place: Pittsburg State University

3rd Place: John Brown University

2018 CCCU International Forum - Call for Proposals

2018 CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges & Universities) International Forum will be held in Dallas, TX from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2018. Click here for the Call for Proposals, and the topics that the forum plans to cover are:


Legal and Public Policy

Diversity and Inclusion

Faith Integration and Christian Formation

Navigating a Post-Christian Society

Human Sexuality

Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship

Resource Development and Financial Health

Christian Higher Education Around: The Global View

Innovating for the Future

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.

The first business meeting of the society will be held during the Christian Engineering Conference.  The meeting will be open to all, but only members will be allowed to vote.

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 final decision on inclusion of all content.)

Resources & Career Opportunities

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