Connecting the World Teleconference
The first Connecting the World teleconference took place on Tuesday, February 24, and featured Alan Boeckmann, Chairman and CEO of Fluor Corporation, addressing "Engineering in the 21st Century." Joseph V. Lillie, lead National Engineers Week volunteer for IEEE/IEEE-USA, served as moderator. Mr. Boeckmann covered the emergence of a globalized engineering workforce from the integration of systems, its implications for tomorrow's engineering professionals, and the skill sets required to be a successful engineer in the 21st Century. He also offered a personal perspective on how he grew from an electrical engineer to become the leader of one of the industry's most prestigious companies. Following his presentation, students were able to ask questions and participate in a discussion. The teleconference drew students from universities around the world including the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; the University of Pretoria, South Africa; Texas A&M University, USA; and the University of Surrey, Great Britain.
Use the links below to view text transcriptions of the teleconference.
Introductory remarks by Joe Lillie, IEEE, EWEEK Chair.
Opening remarks by Alan Boeckmann, Fluor CEO, EWEEK Honorary Chair.
Q&A from University Students.