Engineering Change Lab – USA (ECL-USA) will present two events in the coming weeks that continue to explore the future of engineering. In recognition of the ongoing reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will utilize virtual programming through mid-2021. Until our in-person summits are resumed, we will offer a series of half-day, virtual mini-summits at intervals of about every two months. Each of these mini-summits will continue the “deep dive” aspects of our in-person summits. We will also experiment with informal, virtual open houses between the mini-summits to continue the discussions began at summits and to maintain the connections between participants that are an important element of our work.
- December 16, 2020 – Summit 10, Licensure Models for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Summit 10 will feature a half-day deep dive into the need for engineering licensure models to adapt to the transformational technological developments of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Presented in partnership with the National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.
- January 2021 – ECL-USA Virtual Open House
- February 2021 – Summit 11, Developing a Climate Change Public Policy Strategy for the Engineering Community (Tentative)
- March 2021 – ECL-USA Virtual Open House
- April 2021 – Summit 12, Consulting Engineering in a Post-COVID World (Tentative)
- May – June 2021, ECL-USA Virtual Open House
- July – August 2021, The Engineering Ideas Institute II (Topics to be determined)
Accepting Nominations for The Constellation Prize
Summit 9 provocateur Darshan Karwat is one of the organizers of The Constellation Prize, which seeks to reimagine what engineering is for by celebrating engineers and their collaborators whose work embodies the ideals of environmental protection, social justice, human rights, and peace. The prize recognizes both engineers and thoughtful collaborations between engineers and individuals, communities, and organizations. It further seeks to elevate the engineering, technological, and scientific expertise that frontline, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities employ to resist and thrive in the face of systemic oppression.
The prize endeavors to inspire others–from students to retirees–while bringing into view a constellation of socially-minded, technically astute practitioners who seek to protect the environment, fight for rights and social justice, and promote peace through their engineering.
The deadline for nominations for the prize has been extended to October 31, 2020. In 2020, submissions are limited to US-based engineers and their collaborators. For more information on the award and nomination process, click on the button below.