The holidays are a time of reflection and thoughts of how we all can help our fellow human beings.
The most important professions include not only those who excel at the technical aspects of their craft, but who also measure their impact on society. We were reminded of that when we spoke with the heads of four engineering societies in November. When asked what gift they would give to engineering this holiday season, their wishes may as well have been identical: Share your engineering expertise outside the lab or construction site to make our world a better, safer place.
Listen to Carl Mack, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers; Victoria Rockwell, president, American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Ron Jarnagin, president, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers; and Chris Stone, P.E., F.NSPE, president of NSPE tell you their holiday wishes in their own words with thisPEPodcast. You can alsoread their responsesin “Variables” on p. 40 of the December 2011 issue ofPE.
Published December 2, 2011 by NSPE
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