Preface

The first Christian Engineering Education Conference was held in 1992 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Several years later, tThe second conference was held in 1996 at Messiah College, in Grantham, Pennsylvania. The 1999 Christian Engineering Education Conference brought together a diverse group of dedicated Christian engineers. It was a distinct pleasure to hear the wonderful ways God is working in the various programs and schools represented at our meeting. The Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS) facility of Wycliffe was a fantastic location for our conference, and we are very thankful to our gracious hosts. A special thanks goes to Carol Weaver, the JAARS conference coordinator.

The goal of these conferences is to glorify God, to foster community among Christian engineering educators, and to encourage and challenge each other in our work of kingdom building. Abraham Kuyper, one of the great thinkers within the Reformed tradition of Christianity, has said that there is not one square centimeter of the creation that is not claimed by Christ. As Christian engineering educators of whatever tradition, we seek to stake that claim in our discipline, exploring how our faith impacts our teaching, our profession, and the technological products we design. In this proceedings you will find seven papers that span several areas of interest: philosophical questions as well as practical matters, changing ABET requirements, and mission statements, to name a few. We hope you find these papers encouraging and enlighteningchallenging. May God be glorified through this work.

Steven H. VanderLeest
1999 CEEC General Chair

CEEC-99 Steering Committee:

Charles Adams, Dordt College
James Bosscher, Calvin College
Robert Hoeksema, Calvin College
Steven H. VanderLeest, Calvin College
Nolan Van Gaalen, Dordt College


CEEC-99 Keynote Speaker: Harold Heie, Director of the Center for Christian Studies, Gordon College

The next Christian Engineering Education Conference is tentatively being planned for the summer of 2001 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee, please contact the CEEC-99 chair, Steve VanderLeest, Calvin College, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546


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