The Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) has become Engineering New Zealand, a new name that chief executive Susan Freeman-Greene says explains much more clearly “who we are and what we stand for”.
“It’s our job to bring engineering to life and deliver greater credibility, influence, recognition and connection for our members. This means transforming preconceptions about who engineers are and what they do.”
Engineering New Zealand has also launched a new membership pathway, which creates a professional home for engineers from all disciplines at all stages of their careers.
While Engineering New Zealand currently has a record 20,000 members, Ms Freeman-Greene says it wants to attract even more engineers so it can better speak out for the profession.
“We want to encourage senior managers, academics, engineering geologists, technicians and technologists to join, as well as engineering professionals from rapidly growing fields like mechatronics and software.”
“As well as designing buildings and infrastructure, today’s engineers are creating screens from nanoparticles, launching rockets and mimicking nature to kill predators,” Ms Freeman-Greene says.
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