It was a true pleasure to attend the 2021 National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (NAE FOE).
The NAE FOE is unique in bringing together engineers from all engineering disciplines. It was a blast. A rare opportunity to step back and learn about challenges in a wide variety of engineering areas, and to think about how one’s own work fits with the broader view of engineering as a profession. I kept thinking about the Iron Ring on my finger, and back to the ceremony, the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer, where my graduating University of Ottawa class received these rings. I am thrilled that my professional journey has taken me from that ceremony to a Symposium dedicated to the frontiers of the profession.
Iron Ring is a reminder of the professional commitment of the engineer.