Christians in Engineering & Technology
Oct 2010

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Christian Engineering Books & Articles

One of the panel discussions at CEEC2009 centered on good books and articles on the topic of Christian faith and Engineering. The results of that discussion are now posted on our website: Christian Engineering Books & Articles. Feel free to nominate additional ideas for the list!. We are also hoping to make this an annotated bibliography, so please consider providing a couple paragraphs to describe the work. The annotation should act as a brief review, noting how the work addresses the relationship between Christian faith and Engineering, explaining why it is an important contribution to the literature, identifying key themes, and placing it in the context of other publications.

New BS Engineering Program at Northwest Nazarene University

Dr. Stephen Parke provided the following summary of the new BS Engineering program at Northwest Nazarene University (located in Nampa, Idaho) that started this fall. The BS in Engineering Physics and BS in Physics degrees have been offered at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) for 60 years with 300 graduates so far. Many successful NNU engineers & physicists have already graduated from these programs, but they have never been structured for ABET accreditation. Last year the President of NNU and the Board of Regents established a new BS Engineering program with concentrations in Electrical, Mechanical, and Computer to begin in Fall 2010. This new BS Engineering degree program is housed in the existing Physics & Engineering Dept. It is more engineering focused and less physics focused and will allow graduates to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam as seniors at NNU in order for them to become professionally licensed engineers. Each student will be involved in a senior year team design project that solves a problem or need in a third world country. This will be a compassionate mission project and the students will travel to that international location to develop and install their designed system. There are 12 freshman this fall, but we hope that the program will grow to 50-100 students during the next five years.. The classes are taught by Drs. Parke, Packard, and Lawrence plus two new ME and EE faculty to be hired during the next two years. There are many engineering jobs and internships available to NNU students in the Boise metro Treasure Valley and throughout the Northwest US region which NNU serves: such as Boeing, Microsoft, Micron, Hewlett Packard, CH2MHill, Idaho Power, Power Engineers, and a variety of Northwest US start-up companies. The new degree is designed to have a broad core of engineering fundamental classes to better prepare students for the rapidly changing engineering career and grad school. Our students are excited about this new opportunity to get a quality engineering education in a Christ-centered, and service-focused environment where students are not just a number like they are at some large state university "Engineer Factories". For more information:

Urgent need for CEEC Volunteers

The next Christian Engineering Education Conference (CEEC) is right around the corner. We desperately need volunteers to help make it a success. We need reviewers to do careful readings of submissions and help the authors improve their work, a praise & worship team to lead our Wednesday evening worship time (readers, singers, musicians), and steering committee members to help with registration, local arrangements, finances, publicity, and so forth. Please contact Steve VanderLeest if you are willing to help out.

CEEC Call for Papers

The Call for Papers has been issued for the 2011 Christian Engineering Education Conference (CEEC 2011). See the CEEC web site for details (abstracts due Dec. 31). We are grateful that Bill Jordan of Baylor University has stepped forward to serve as program chair for our conference. Praise God for faithful servants like Bill that volunteer their time for this important work.



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