Innovyze President Paul Boulos to Deliver Keynote Speech at 10th World Congress on Engineering Education October 29-30 in Beirut
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, October 23, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that company president, COO and chief technical officer Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, will address engineering educators, educational officers at universities, and leaders responsible for establishing engineering educational policies worldwide at 10th World Congress on Engineering Education. Representing both the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Boulos’ keynote speech will present the guidelines and objectives of the new Raise the Bar strategic initiative for future entry into engineering practice at the professional level and its implications to engineering students and faculty both in the U.S. and signatory and potential signatory countries of the Washington Accord.
Organized by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, the Congress will be held at the Lancaster hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, on October 29-30, 2015. The Congress’ theme, “Engineering Education for Sustainable Development,” will bring together leading engineering education experts and engineering policy officials to discuss the latest innovations for improving engineering education and learning research and embedding (environmental, energy and societal engineering) sustainability in engineering curricula. Participants will also take the opportunity to share experiences, challenges faced, lessons learned and best practices.
“Although certain basics of engineering will not change in the future, the explosion of knowledge, the global economy, and the way engineers learn, work and innovate will reflect an ongoing evolution, and we must prepare well for this wave of change,” said Boulos. “Future civil engineers will need to master many newer fields such as sustainability, computer applications, advanced materials, nanotechnology, and more. The need to ‘Raise the Bar’ for future entry into engineering practice at the professional level has been articulated by the National Academy of Engineering, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying and ASCE. Raise the Bar aims to amend state laws to require either a master’s degree or equivalent for future licensure. It will align engineering education to a changing world and thereby ensure that future licensed professional engineers attain the body of knowledge necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.”
Boulos has made contributions to the engineering profession through his various leadership positions, including serving as president of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) and on the board of trustees of the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE). His dedication to scholarship is also reflected in his involvement with the board of trustees of the Lebanese American University and America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) as well as published works which have been critical to the water and wastewater industry. Dr. Boulos’s engineering accomplishments have earned him awards for excellence from ASCE, the American Water Works Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with prestigious alumni awards from the University of Kentucky and the Lebanese American University. He holds Honorary Diplomate status in AAWRE as well as Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering in ACOPNE, both Academies’ top honors. He was also elected Distinguished Member of ASCE, the highest honor conferred by the Society, and was named to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer.
To learn more about the Congress, visit http://www.wfeo.org/events/world-congress-engineering-education-2015/.