The Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED) - Empowering the global engineer Conference

Delaine, DA, DeBoer, J, Ivanova, J et al. (2009). The Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED) - Empowering the global engineer .

cited authors

  • Delaine, DA; DeBoer, J; Ivanova, J; Wojewoda, N; Meninato, Y



  • The Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED) is a global, non-profit student organization that functions as an interdisciplinary network of engineering students who aspire to stimulate change and impact the development of engineering education (EE) and its effect on society, industry, the environment and local communities. In collaboration with academia, industry and government SPEED is committed to improving EE by channeling the student voice and perspective. Through local and global initiatives SPEED empowers students and encourages the development of professional, ethical and social responsibility. Furthermore, through insight into policy, academia/industry relations and organizational structure SPEED serves to continue the professional education of its members and participants of its forums. By strategic networking and the organization of Global Student Forums SPEED provides a platform for students to engage in proactive and interactive communication to provide concrete actions towards the improvement of EE and its adaptation to the needs of society, global sustainability and modern students. SPEED strives to empower students to become factors of change in EE by providing them with the skills necessary to become global engineers and show them how thinking globally better prepares them to act locally, effectively enhancing awareness of ethical and social responsibility. Through SPEED globally-minded, policy-driven engineers with aspirations to serve society interact with peers with similar ambitions, illustrating their value and place within EE and effectively attracting them to this crucial field.

publication date

  • January 1, 2009