Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering article “Marlene Kanga heads World Federation of Engineering Organisations”

Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering article 'Marlene Kanga heads World Federation of Engineering Organisations'
 

See below the article “Marlene Kanga heads World Federation of Engineering Organisations” from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering concerning the announcement of the WFEO presidency of Dr. Marlene Kanga.



 

The Chemical engineer will represent millions of engineers from 90 different countries.

marlene_kangaChemical engineer Dr Marlene Kanga AM FTSE began working as the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) this month – the second woman and second Australian to do so in its 49 year history.

Previously, Dr Kanga was the President of Engineers Australia. Now as the new President of WFEO, she represents approximately 75 million engineers from 90 nations.

“I decided to stand for election as President because I felt I could make a contribution that would make a difference to the organisation and the engineering profession,” Dr Kanga says.

She has been listed among the Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia and the Top 100 Engineers in Australia and was the 2014 Federation of Engineers in Asia and the Pacific Professional Engineer of the Year – the first woman to be so awarded.

 

As President of WFEO, Dr Kanga aims to progress the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through engineering.

 

Dr Kanga’s passion for engineering stems from the discipline’s broad, world-changing applications.

“I am passionate about engineering and communicating the huge contributions that engineers make to the economy and to society,” she says.

“Engineers have made the modern world – from clean running water and sanitation, to all forms of transport, to the manufacture of medicines and the processing of foods.”

As President of WFEO, Dr Kanga aims to progress the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through engineering, bringing together national and regional members of WFEO over the next two years.

“By coming together to progress the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we have the opportunity to create a better, sustainable world,” she says.

 

For more information:

  The original article from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering website




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