Christians in Engineering & Technology
Newsletter
May 2011

This newsletter is published is a joint publication of the ASA CEST and the CES, distributed no more than once per month. You can sign up to receive an email notification when a new newsletter is available. To submit an article for the newsletter, contact the editor, Steve VanderLeest. Sometimes email filters will block mass distributions like this newsletter, so be sure you whitelist the address "ces-announce@calvin.edu" to allow the newsletter through. You can also view all the newsletters on the CES website .

Contents


ASA Theme Issue Call for Papers

Perspectives on Science & Christian Faith (the journal of the American Scientific Affiliation), has issued a Call for Papers on the theme of "Responsible Technology and Issues of Faith" to be co-edited by Arie Leegwater and Jack C. Swearengen. They favor having a balance of theoretical-reflective articles, weighing normative principles which should guide sustainable technological development, with a number of case studies in which responsible technology is practiced. Submissions are due September 30, 2011..

Do you have a Blog?

Do you maintain a blog that connects issues of technology and engineering to Christian faith? Let us know and we'll add you to a new section planned for the Christian Engineering Society website. Send a short description of your blog along with a URL link to Steve VanderLeest, svleest@calvin.edu.

CEEC Registration - Last Week!

This is the final week to register for the Christian Engineering Education Conference (CEEC) at Trinity Western University near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 29 to July 1. Deadline is May 20. You can download a registration form from the CEEC website. Registration covers the conference, lodging, and meals. Costs range from $150 to $200 for a single, depending on what options you select. Lodging and meals for spouses and children are also available. A link on that same webpage from our local coordinator, Arnold Sikkema, has some suggested activities in the vicinity of Trinity Western that families can check out if they wish.

We still need volunteers for the conference! The biggest need right now is for moderators and worship time participants (readers, instruments, singers). If you would be willing to help, please email the general chair, Steve VanderLeest, svleest@calvin.edu.

A few folks have asked about transportation. There is a regional bus option, but it involves a transfer and a fairly long ride. If enough people band together, a shuttle bus can be arranged either through Airport Link or Ridebooker. However, we need someone to coordinate. If you would be willing, please email the general chair, Steve VanderLeest, svleest@calvin.edu

Our program is shaping up nicely. Here is a peek at the likely paper topics that will be presented:

  • A Holistic Freshmen Engineering Experience
  • A Manifold Model and Definition of “Integration of Faith and Learning/Teaching
  • An Engineering Design Workshop for Appropriate Technology with the People in Need
  • An Introduction to the Christian Liberal Arts: An Engineer's Perspective
  • Analyzing Corruption Using Affordance-based Reverse Engineering
  • Character, Heroes, Mentors and Discipleship in the Engineering Education Process
  • Christian Engineering Education in Canada
  • Christian Environmentalism: Oxymoron or Opportunity?
  • Complexity and Normative Engineering Design
  • Development of the Appropriate Technologies for the Community Development in the Mission Field: A Case Study for Highland Residents in Northern Thailand
  • Do Engineering Programs at Christian Universities have a History?
  • Does Christian Faith Make a Difference in Motivating Career Decisions
  • Engineering as Christian Vocation
  • Engineering in the great narrative
  • Engineering Orientation: Character Development in Developing Engineer
  • Providential Climate Change
  • Servant Leadership in Engineering Education
  • Teaching Engineering Entrepreneurship through Virtues
  • The 21st Century Calling of the Christian Engineer
The institutions currently slated to present include:
  • Baylor University
  • Calvin College
  • Dordt College
  • George Fox University
  • Geneva College
  • Handong Global University
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Redeemer University College
  • Trinity Western University
  • Union University
  • University of Dayton
  • Engineering Missions International


 

 

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