Engineering Challenges of the 21st Century
Presented by: Engineering Change Lab - USA - Mike McMeekin
Lunch will be served at 11:45am
Presentation will begin at noon
This meeting will be In-Person with a Virtual Option
This meeting will be held at the Scott Conference Center (6450 Pine Street in Aksarben). Free Parking in Lot 9 across street (Figure included below). Please submit any unique diet requests a week in advance.
A virtual Zoom Option will also be available. Virtual meeting log-in information will be sent approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the meeting:
Presentation Details :
Presenter: Mike McMcMeekin
Mike is one of the founders of Engineering Change Lab-USA, a non-profit focused on the future of engineering and fostering change in engineering that will increase its contributions in support of a more resilient society. He took on the role as ECL-USA’s first President /Executive Director in August 2019.
McMeekin served as President of Lamp Rynearson, an engineering, landscape architecture and surveying firm headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1997 - 2017. Following his tenure as President, he served as Chairman of the Board and Senior Advisor from 2017 - 2021. He has over 45 years of engineering experience and has played a leadership role in numerous signature projects in the Omaha area. Mike is a graduate of the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Senior Executives Institute, an advanced management, leadership, and public policy training program for current and emerging leaders of engineering and architectural firms.
Mike is deeply involved in the Omaha-area community, including recently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Omaha by Design and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ACE Mentor Omaha. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aqua Africa and Conservation Nebraska.
The world is experiencing a wave of change accelerated by technological progress, rapidly evolving societal needs, and expectations, and growing environmental imperatives, including climate change. Maintaining the status quo is no longer an option for the engineering community. Engineering Change Lab – USA (ECL) is a social change lab founded in 2017 that convenes individuals from across the engineering community. ECL hosts a series of summits to share perspectives, provoke new ways of thinking, deepen understanding of the engineering community’s emerging future, and launch experiments and focused initiatives. We hope to inspire change leaders who can develop and lead solutions to create a resilient, thriving world.
This presentation will provide an overview of ECL, its history, vision/mission, and recent key learnings about the future of engineering. The presentation will focus on the topics of ECL’s most recent summits – the future of engineering licensure, climate change and the future of engineering, the engineering organization of the future, engineering and racial justice, and the impacts of emerging technologies.