The Global Student Forum (GSF) is a global conference organized by 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.
Action plans in this track will be aimed towards devising engineering strategies to improve drinking water quality,
implementing sustainable sanitation, and wastewater treatment systems, in order to ensure accessible and clean water.
Action plans in this track will be aimed at creating and identifying strategies that promote responsible and efficient alternatives to consumption and production through rising awareness among consumers.
Action plans in this track will be aimed at ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all, and increase the use of renewable sources using engineering education as a medium.
Action plans in this track will be aimed at creating practical and feasible solutions which can lead to increase in the sustainability of local communities at the same time being suitable for scaling up to global contexts
The recognition of the work of engineering students within the faculties and the socialization of the same for the purpose of maked feedback processes with the academic community outside the faculties have become an important and increasingly common element in Engineering Education.
The research projects carried out by students in different engineering faculties allow them to face situations that strengthen their abstraction, synthesis, communication and planning skills, which will be fundamental for their professional performance.
In this sense the GSF Poster Competition has been proposed with the purpose of make visible the advances that are born from the faculties and reach the academic community.
Presentations must be done by students and at least one author must be registered in GSF memories. Judges will choose the best paper based on their abstracts evaluation, poster presentation and oral presentation performance.
The overall winner receives a registration to participate in the LACCEI Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology 2018.
APPLICATIONS OF CALL FOR POSTERS are OPEN!!