The Role of Student Chapters
Albert Einstein famously said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”.
Einstein believed we must elevate our level of thinking if we are to address the issues of our time. Whether on a local, national, or global scale, engineers can serve the public as those elevated thinkers. They provide a vital link between research and application that can lead to solutions to the pressing challenges that impact our communities, our economies, and our environment.
Student Chapters offer an opportunity for students to start applying what they learn in the classroom into designing innovative solutions to real-world problems. They have the benefit of being able to pull together interdisciplinary teams from across the engineering fields, and from other disciplines like economics, social science, law, and policy, into the problem-solving process. Supporting Posts, especially industry members, can help identify locally relevant issues.
Want to share highlights from your student chapter? Email photos and information to Christina Jettie, Vice-chair.