Planning is continuing for our next Engineering Change Lab – USA (ECL-USA) virtual mini-summit, Licensure Models for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, on December 16, 2020. This summit will feature a half-day deep dive into the need for engineering licensure models to adapt. This summit will be presented in partnership with the National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Register at the link below.
As society moves deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution we are confronting a world of rapidly changing technologies that bring with them significant, new regulatory challenges. Engineering licensure models must adapt to these transformational developments to protect the public and to guide engineers as stewards of technology and nature on behalf of society.
During this virtual summit, we will explore the future of licensure for engineering and the role licensure and regulatory bodies can play in ensuring that engineers and organizations engaged in the development of the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution act in the public interest. Our provocateurs will inform and frame this discussion from their different perspectives.
• Patty Mamola, P.E. and Lance Kinney, P.E. Patty and Lance are Executive Directors of the State Licensing Boards in Nevada and Texas, respectively. They have both been at the forefront of licensure reform within the regulatory community and have led the Future of Licensure Initiative within ECL-USA.
• Caitlin Kenney, P.E., Systems Engineer, International Systems Management Corp. Caitlin will bring the perspective of engineering practice in industry. She is an active advocate for licensure for industrial and systems engineers.
• Tim Jacobs, Interim Department Head of the Department of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, Texas A&M University. Dr. Jacobs has overseen inter-disciplinary engineering efforts at Texas A&M since 2017, growing the program from less than 30 students to now over 170 students across six inter-disciplinary engineering degree programs. He will bring the perspective of the higher education sector and the need for licensure to adapt to these new types of engineering degrees.
• Mark Abbott, P.Eng., Managing Director, Engineering Change Lab – Canada. Mark will share lessons learned from ECL-Canada’s recent exploration of licensure with Professional Engineers Ontario.
This summit will be delivered virtually utilizing the Zoom Meeting platform. Kyle Davy will again design and facilitate the summit. Kyle and all session provocateurs will present by live stream with opportunities for live questions and answers. In line with the tradition of past ECL-USA summits, there will also be opportunities for small group and large group activities and discussions.
The summit registration fee is $100. Free registration is available for a limited number of students or for others with financial constraints. Students and others interested in a waiver of the registration fee should contact Mike McMeekin (firstname.lastname@example.org).