On October 13, 2021, Walden’s Ted Nitza, VP, and Rebecca Stouges, Project Engineer, presented to graduating seniors at the State University of New York (SUNY) – New Paltz, Department of Engineering. The presentation covered Engineering Ethics, the pathway to becoming a Professional Engineer, and other related topics. Walden personnel always look forward to connecting with young engineering students, sharing gained experiences and insight, and being an active part of encouraging and preparing the next generations of new engineers.

This interactive presentation reviewed the recently revised stakeholder-based American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Code of Ethics in detail.

Walden then compared the code to the parallel components in the codes of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). This comparison demonstrated to students that different engineering disciplines have shared ethical values and helped reinforce that significant engineering accomplishments require more interdisciplinary approaches.

The presentation also included case studies on recent and relevant engineering problems and their connection to ethics.

Lastly, Stouges provided her perspective and experiences of her early career with Walden, including pursuing, studying, and tips for passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Many students, only now as they approach graduation, are able to appreciate the value of what obtaining a Professional Engineer license as a career goal can provide and what is necessary to prepare for the achievement.

These volunteer engagements are part of what Walden does to give back to the communities we serve as well as the industry and the ranks of future engineers that we will all depend on for our continued success at solving problems.

Nitza used this opportunity to promote mentorship in engineering and invited students to reach out to Walden for internship and hiring opportunities. Walden is growing, as evidenced by our recent acquisition of Turnkey Compliance Solutions, and is actively seeking the best engineering, scientist, and technical candidates to benefit the clients and communities that we serve.

As part of Walden’s continued effort to engage with and mentor tomorrow’s generation of engineers, Walden has hired interns whose work focuses on renewable energy, energy storage, and other energy research-themed issues. New York State’s Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) sponsors the program. This program facilitates meaningful opportunities to work with and learn from businesses or organizations combating climate change through work in clean energy, renewable energy, solar, energy storage, and energy distribution.

Walden will continue to seek interested internship candidates for the NYSERDA and other opportunities. If you’re interested, please contact Walden today! For more information about this presentation, contact Rebecca Stouges at rstouges@walden-associates.com.

If you would like to learn more about SUNY New Paltz School of Engineering, click here: SUNY New Paltz School of Engineering.