IPENZ trans­forms into En­gi­neer­ing New Zealand

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IPENZ has changed its name to some­thing En­gi­neer­ing New Zealand Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Su­san Free­man- Greene says ex­plains much more clearly “who we are and what we stand for”.

“It’s our job to bring en­gi­neer­ing to life and de­liver greater cred­i­bil­ity, in­flu­ence, recog­ni­tion and con­nec­tion for our mem­bers. This means trans­form­ing pre­con­cep­tions about who en­gi­neers are and what they do.”

En­gi­neer­ing New Zealand has also launched a new Mem­ber­ship Path­way, which cre­ates a pro­fes­sional home for en­gi­neers from all dis­ci­plines at all stages of their ca­reers.

While En­gi­neer­ing New Zealand cur­rently has a record 20,000 mem­bers, Free­manGreene says it wants to at­tract even more en­gi­neers so it can bet­ter speak out for the pro­fes­sion.

“We want to en­cour­age se­nior man­agers, aca­demics, en­gi­neer­ing ge­ol­o­gists, tech­ni­cians and tech­nol­o­gists to join, as well as en­gi­neer­ing pro­fes­sion­als from the rapidly grow­ing fields like mecha­tron­ics and soft­ware.“

With the new name comes a new logo: a stylised but­ter­fly.

Ms Free­man- Greene says the but­ter­fly is a pow­er­ful ex­am­ple of in­no­va­tion, change and bril­liance.

“It also rep­re­sents trans­for­ma­tion, which is the heart of what en­gi­neers do to make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to peo­ple’s lives. A but­ter­fly is the per­fect sym­bol for an or­gan­i­sa­tion rep­re­sent­ing the pro­fes­sion at the heart of ev­ery ma­jor trans­for­ma­tion in hu­man his­tory.

“The but­ter­fly also sug­gests biomimicry – that un­canny abil­ity to en­gi­neer some­thing that re­flects the best of na­ture. As well as de­sign­ing build­ings and in­fra­struc­ture, today’s en­gi­neers are cre­at­ing screens from nanopar­ti­cles, launch­ing rock­ets and mim­ick­ing na­ture to kill preda­tors.”

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