Speaking of Engineering Lecture speaks to young engineers
On Oct. 24, 2012, Don Noseworthy and Terry Carter of Pennecon came to Memorial University’s St. John’s campus to speak to a captive audience of engineering students, industry people and the general public about the changing role for new engineers here in the province amidst a booming economy. The lecture was part of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Speaking of Engineering public lecture series.
According to Mr. Noseworthy and Mr. Carter, engineering projects in the province will require a blend of local and global engineering resources, and students graduating from engineering programs will need an enhanced skill set to participate in this new local/global project environment.
Mr. Noseworthy is senior vice-president of Pennecon Limited’s Energy Division. He presented a local perspective based on his involvement in a number of projects executed in Newfoundland and Labrador. He provided a timeline of varying engineering projects around the province dating as far back at 1895 to show that development has been happening in Newfoundland and Labrador for a very long time.
Mr. Carter, manager of Business Development for Pennecon Energy’s Technical Services, presented the new role of the engineer based on his experiences working overseas, and locally, for multi-national companies. He spoke about how new engineers are going to have to communicate more effectively than ever with members of projects working from all over the world.
Both gentlemen spoke about how new engineers working on projects today will have to think internationally when working on local projects and to especially consider cultural differences.
Speaking of Engineering takes place during the fall and winter semesters on Memorial’s St. John’s campus, and is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador.