About the Central Florida Chapter
The Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society (FES) is the largest FES chapter with over 600 members. Our Chapter's knowledge and expertise comprise a vast range of engineering fields, from the entertainment industry to transportation to sophisticated weapons systems to environmental.
Our members seek to promote the engineering profession in various community service projects. If you have interest in becoming involved, please contact an officer or committee chairman. Go to our news letter archives to learn more about us and the engineering profession. To participate in a Central Florida Chapter activities please click on our calendar.
The Executive Committee Manual has been added to the Chapter website for all to see and use. The information contained within this manual is very informative and useful to anyone interested in getting more involved in the chapter. If you have any questions or interest in anything within the manual, please contact any officer and they will be glad to help you.
February 2013 President’s Message
Happy Engineers Week!
Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with great leaders in our profession. Some of the names you may recognize: Harry Bertosa, Alex Jernigan, Dave Twiddy, Tom Barry, and Jim Ely. I have done my best to emulate these leaders and establish a symbiotic mentorship both through emulation and a formal mentorship program. The one thing these guys seem to have in common is "timelessness". They all posses the ability to captivate and lead through multiple generations of engineers. I hear colleagues claim the new generation of engineers will be incredibly hard to work and communicate with because they were raised in the digital age; bombarded with multimedia services; games, phones and high definition television.
I disagree, I believe that we as engineers have prepared ourselves to understand and excel working with and mentoring the next generation of engineers, because technology is directly related to a job duties. We know that technology continues to evolve and that it is imperative that we continue to educate and learn how to adapt this technology into our jobs. How many of you are on twitter, facebook and other social media outlets. If you were to conduct a survey my guess is that as a profession, engineers would rank very high. This industry required evolution that we continue to adopt and adapt too allows us to understand and lead this next generation of engineers. I would imagine these engineers are looking for the leaders of today to mentor them. Which one of you will stand up and be that leader; why does it have to be one person when we can all stand up and be that leader.
Bo Sanchez, P.E.
FES Central Florida Chapter President
Next Month: "Mentoring"