FALL 2016

Verbs mean action and that’s exactly what engineers are about – they are makers, problem solvers, doers, movers and thinkers. This fall, we’re looking at several of the ways we engineer better – and sometimes more entertaining – lives. From a legacy of fun and creative genius that captures the imaginations of future engineers, to bringing some reality to Hollywood blockbusters and women who inspire success in tech careers, engineer is most definitely a verb!


Last month’s National Engineering Forum (NEF) dialogue in Greenville, South Carolina, completed the regional dialogue series, and set the stage for the future. Nineteen dialogues with hundreds of leaders from Seattle to Orlando and New York to Los Angeles, and engineering hubs around the nation, have provided a wealth of ideas across several common themes. What often arises as one of the greatest needs is a voice for engineering, to advance the 3C’s conversation toward solutions and to bring recognition to the role of engineering in technological advances, medicine, climate change, cyber security, and every aspect of keeping our nation prosperous and secure


South Carolina’s engineering leaders set to discuss 3C’s solutions

Clemson University hosts the National Engineering Forum’s final regional dialogue in Greenville, South Carolina, on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The dialogue will feature keynoter Keith Young, director of Composites Technology, The Boeing Company, who will give a regional perspective on the 3C’s, followed by a moderated panel discussion among Clark Gillespy, president, Duke Energy South Carolina; Kurt Goodwin, general manager, Advanced Manufacturing Works, GE Power & Water; and David Stafford, executive vice president of Human Resources Michelin North America


Oklahoma State University and university President Burns Hargis are hosting the first National Engineering Forum (NEF) regional dialogue of the year. On February 2, OSU will be the gathering spot for leaders in business, industry and academia who are driven to create solutions to the challenges facing the American engineering enterprise


The National Engineering Forum (NEF) will start up the new year with the focus on the 3C’s in two new regions.

In 2012, Lockheed Martin launched NEF in partnership with the Council on Competitiveness and the National Academy of Engineering, which share a common vision for transforming the way we perceive, experience and prioritize American engineering. Now, Oklahoma State University and Clemson University will help kick off 2016 by joining the list of NEF regional dialogue hosts


The next slate of NEF regional dialogues starts this fall in Orlando, Florida, hosted by the University of Central Florida on Nov. 9. The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science’s vision “is to educate the next generation of engineers and scientists and perform impactful research that advances the technologies of the 21st century.”