Christians in Engineering & Technology
April 2008

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Bottom-up Approaches to Global Poverty

Appropriate Technology, Social Entrepreneurship, and the Church

Second Annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and CultureThursday, October 23-Saturday, October 25, 2008. The way that Christians respond to those most in need is a sign of God's presence. But the mission of the church does not move in one direction-from West to East, first to third world, or affluence to poverty. Nor is it controlled from a central location or organization. Located in every province of every country, the church is situated to react to the needs of the poor in an especially powerful way-from the bottom up. For more information, see

ASA Conference

63rd Annual Meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation with
Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation "The Heart of Science: Do Right, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly" at George Fox University on August 1-4, 2008. See for more details.

National Faculty Leadership Conference

June 27-29, 2008 National Faculty Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C.

A conference for university professors and graduate students exploring the theme: "The Heart of the University Program"

Outstanding plenary speakers include Dr. J. P. Moreland, Dr. Ken Elzinga, Dr. Marla Frederick-McGlathery, and Bible exposition by Dr. Richard Pratt. Special guest presenters include Dr. William Lane Craig and Dr. Patricia Raybon. Our conference will be enriched with worship through music, fine arts performances, and prayer for the academy. Calls for scholarly papers will be issued in 12 academic tracks to address the conference theme and how believers might courageously apply moral and biblical wisdom and perspectives to issues within their disciplines. A variety of seminars designed to equip university professors and future professors for spiritual, intellectual and moral leadership in the academy will be offered. Special pre-conference workshops are also being planned. Sponsored by FACULTY COMMONS The faculty ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International. See for more information.

Registration Open for CEEC2008 in Pittsburgh

The next Christian Engineering Education Conference will be June 25-27, 2008 at Geneva College (near Pittsburgh, the ASEE site that year).  The registration form is now available (due before May 1). The conference will conclude around mid-day on Friday, giving attendees time to get to the National Faculty Leadership Conference if they plan to attend both events. Registration will begin next month.

We still need worship leaders/readers/accompanists, and more.  Please contact Steve VanderLeest,, and indicate how you could help.

Jobs for Christian Engineers

Christian engineers looking for jobs and employers seeking to hire Christian engineers may be interested in the Christian Engineering Jobs site. New job postings added recently!

Praise & Prayers for Charles and Pam Adams

Dr. Charles Adams is a friend and colleague for many readers of this newsletter and a regular attendee and presenter at the Christian Engineering Education Conference. He and his wife, Pam, both teach at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Last month they were involved in a serious car accident and airlifted to a nearby hospital. Until recently, Charlie remained in a coma. However, he has begun to come out of it and make small responses to his caregivers and family. May God be praised! Please continue to pray for Charles and Pam as they continue a very long road to recovery. You can find more information on this care page:

CFP: Christian Higher Education: An International Journal of Research and Practice

CALL FOR PAPERS: Christian Higher Education (CHE) is a refereed archival forum which publishes papers from practitioners and scholars around the world in all academic disciplines and professions. CHE solicits papers about developments being innovated and tested by those engaged in the study and practice of Christian higher education. Essays explore problems and discuss issues in depth. Innovative projects reported are at the cutting edge of progress and provide insights into ways and means of improving the modern practice of Christian higher education. Research papers published in the journal are clearly rooted in solid analytical methodologies, whether quantitative or qualitative. All materials published in CHE serve as original contributions to the growing literature in the burgeoning field of Christian higher education.

Timely reviews of subjects and books of interest to faculty, administrators, counselors, researchers, curriculum developers, scholars, and others will be considered for publication. All papers, including figures, tables, and references, must conform to the specifications contained in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed., 2000). Papers that do not adhere to this style will be returned. All papers should contain an abstract (on a separate page) which does not exceed 250 words. An original and two copies of each manuscript, which has not been published before, should be submitted to the editor at this address:

Dr. D. Barry Lumsden, Editor
Christian Higher Education
University Alabama Education Policy Center College of Education
Tuscaloosa, AL



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