The world is experiencing an unprecedented and growing wave of change. Accelerating technological progress, rapidly evolving societal needs and expectations, and growing environmental imperatives, including climate change, all present significant, fundamental challenges and opportunities.

Maintaining the status quo of the engineering community and profession is no longer an option for delivering a resilient, thriving world. By engaging our robust technical knowledge and innate problem-solving skills with committed leadership, the engineering community can serve as stewards of technology, the natural and built environments, and the public health, safety and welfare as an uncertain future unfolds. The time is now to drive the system-wide changes that will support the engineering community in execution of this vital role.