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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 "email@example.com" to allow the newsletter announcement to get through.
If you have questions about the newsletter, send an email to Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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