On November 12th through 16th, 2018, the University of New Mexico School of Engineering, in collaboration with the Ibero-American Science and Education Consortium (ISTEC) and the Global Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship and Technology (GINET), will host the VIII World Engineering Education Forum, the X Global Engineering Deans Council, the XV Global Student Forum, and the First Ever Global Career Fair in Albuquerque (ABQ), New Mexico. This prestigious event, held for the first time in the United States, will also feature the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge and the ISTEC General Assembly.
The theme of the WEEF-GEDC 2018 conference is Peace Engineering: prosperity, sustainability, social equity, diversity, culture of quality, innovation and entrepreneurship. By focusing the development on key best practices, measuring the outcomes and focusing on impact, the world can be made into a better place, through the systemic ethical and entrepreneurial practice of Engineering. A transdisciplinary approach will emphasize innovation and creativity while stressing the importance of applying science and engineering to the solution of practical problems. Additionally, this advances social justice and sustainable social, economic, and environmental solutions globally.
These events will attract between 1,000 and 1,500 people representing the US and foreign companies, national labs, venture funds, multilateral organizations, foundations, NGOs, and engineering deans and faculty from around the world. In addition, we are planning for up to 200 crème-de-la-crème undergraduate and graduate students for the global career fair.
1) The Laurel: A universal symbol of peace, as it represents success and triumph, signaling the end of a conflict or competition.
2) The Gear: A visual representation of engineering
3) The Symbol of Life: This Native American symbol represents the choices we make and the experiences we have in our journey through life.
4) The Colors: Blue, the color of sky and sea and green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and harmony. Together, they make up the colors of our planet.