The Global Student Forum (GSF) is a global conference organized by Student Platform for Engineering Education (SPEED) which draws academicians, representatives from government bodies, industry & non-profit organizations, and an increasing number of students from all around the world to discuss issues pertinent to the engineering education system. Through this week long event, students will be a part of an international experience, submerged in the atmosphere of cross-cultural communication and creative thinking.
The engineers of today are facing new challenges every day. With increasing population and depletion of previously accessible resources, sustainability has become a priority in the global agenda. As issues pertaining to the environment now rub shoulders with economic concerns, the enormous impact that society has on the environment merits shifting of mindsets in addition to technologies and policies. Further, added constraints on funding and resources for engineers working in the area of sustainability, require engineers and budding engineers to devise innovative solutions to problems that can plague generations to follow.
The GSF this year will encourage and support participants to develop these innovative solutions, and also think critically and act purposefully to train a future generation of engineers that prioritize sustainability in their practices.
At the GSF this year, you will find opportunities to share your opinion, initiate change, develop a valuable global network of students and professionals, and work along with others who share your zeal to affect change. You will be a part of workshops, panel discussions, community service activities, sessions with industrial partners, and cultural evenings.
- Students in higher education level (bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, doctoral degree) from the age range of 16 to 30 years old taking engineering related disciplines, however, other majors are highly encouraged to apply as well.