The University of Newcastle, Australia

Engineering a hopeful future

14 Oct 2020 from 5:15pm - 6:00pm

Dr Bronwyn Evans

Join Engineers Australia CEO, Bronwyn Evans as she shares her vision for a more hopeful future.

A future where machines and humans co-exist on a healthy and habitable earth. Bronwyn will lead a discussion about the critical role of engineers in disrupting the status quo and harnessing technology for the greater good.

The world today is facing a myriad of global challenges posing a serious threat to its very existenceClimate change is real. Christmas bushfires and the floods bring into perspective the need for our society and infrastructure to be more resilient. With the recent pandemic added into the mix, the need becomes more urgent.

Now, more than ever, we need engineers to find creative solutions and prepare for the unpredictable problems our future world might face.

Bronwyn invites our community be part of the solution by inspiring and supporting the next generation. She asks, how can we break down stereotypes and bring together a diverse team of engineers to lead us into a brighter future.

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Speaker Biography

Dr Bronwyn Evans, BE (Elec), PhD, HonFIEAust, FTSE, CPEng, is the CEO Engineers Australia, the Chair of Building4.0 CRC, a Director of the Australia-Japan Foundation and a member of the University of Wollongong Council. Most recently she was the CEO of Standards Australia and Vice President (Finance) of the International Standards Organisation (ISO). Dr Evans has previously held positions in innovation initiatives, including as Chair of MTPConnect (the Industry Growth Centre for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals) and is a member of the Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum Leadership group.  Dr Evans has over 35 years’ experience in various engineering roles, including at Cochlear and GE Healthcare. She has been recognised as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers and recognised as a 100 Women of Influence.

Acknowledgements

This is event is brought to you by the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, HunterWiSE and Engineers Australia, and will be hosted by local engineer and diversity ambassador, Renny Chivunga.

Location
  • Online