Christians in Engineering & Technology
April 2006

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.


Engineering Departments at Christian Colleges and Universities

Many of our readers are on the faculty of engineering departments at Christian colleges and universities. Many other readers are graduates of these programs. A simple list of engineering programs at Christian colleges and universities is available on the CES website. However, we would like to begin a series of articles highlighting one of these programs each month, providing more in-depth descriptions. What would you like to see in these articles? What is important to know about a program? If you have some suggestions for interview questions, or if you would like to volunteer to write the article for your institution, please contact the editor, Steve VanderLeest.

American Scientific Affiliation Conference

Call for Papers and Posters: The 61st Annual Meeting of the American
Scientific Affiliation, to be held July 28-31, 2006 at Calvin College in
Grand Rapids, MI. The conference theme is "Embedding Christian Values in Science and Technology". Go to the ASA web site for more information.

Scholars Coming to Faith Conference

Scholars Coming to Faith: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of C. S.
Lewis's Conversion. July 20-22, 2006, Airport Hilton, Kansas City, Missouri. A critical dialogue on conversion and the conversion of academicians in particular. Plenary speakers: Charles Colson, Phillip Johnson, Art Lindsley, Mary Poplin, Gordon Smith. Hosted by the International Institute for Christian Studies and Christian Studies International of Canada. "The Christian Worldview Conference with a Global Vision." Call 1-800-776-4427 or email Deadline for abstracts May 15, 2006.

Only a Few Days Left to Register for CEEC2006

The registration deadline is quickly approaching for CEEC2006 (deadline is May 1). The next Christian Engineering Education Conference will be on June 21-23, 2006, immediately following ASEE. We will begin on Wednesday evening, June 21 with a fellowship dinner and worship time. We will finish with lunch on Friday, June 23. Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Peter J. Bosscher, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He will be speaking on the topic "Engineering for Shalom." If you are a Christian and an engineer, if you want to learn more about what it means to be a Christian engineer, you need to come to this conference!

The conference will be held on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University,
located in Bourbonnais, Illinois (about 50 minutes south of Chicago). Round trip transportation from Chicago will be available. Cost of the conference (including lodging, meals, and registration fee, but not transportation) will be $120. Registration forms, other pricing options, info for families, transportation details, the keynote abstract, and more are now available on the CEEC website.

We need some help with the worship time on Wednesday evening -- we could use some instrumentalists and readers. If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Steve VanderLeest. Also, please pray for the conference, that it may glorify God and edify His saints working in the field of engineering.

Kingdom-Company Engineering!

Here are two new job possibilities for Christian engineers.
  • A world leader in heavy lifting and transportation is seeking sharp civil/structural engineers who are people of faith. This Christian-led company, growing internationally, has a corporate culture and goals that involve giving millions to missions. Field project manager, junior and senior design/field engineer positions and internship openings around the country. Contact William Stearns of The Finishers Project/LeaderCast Placement, or (479)283-7866
  • A start up company in Virginia is looking for a Christian engineer with automotive engine research experience. He would be project engineer for maximizing the combustion efficiency of a new fuel, and for designing engine retrofit kits. Contact Jim Brownell,



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