AND HERE'S YOUR HOST...
My name is Austin S. Lin and as part of the CSPE Virtual Chapter, I'll be your host out here among the interwebs.
Together, we'll be working on cool new ways for CSPE members across the state to stay connected to one another as well as to the goings-on in NSPE at the national level while at the same time, focus on professional networking, career development and the championing of engineering licensure right here in the California.
A chemical engineer by training, I work in Silicon Valley on supply chain quality engineering and IT infrastructure manufacturing.
ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING & DOUGHNUTS
I've pretty much been a factory enthusiast from the first moment I ever watched a glazed pastry roll off one of those giant machines on display at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (although that enthusiasm was likely influenced by having devoured intense concentrations of molten sugar.)
The former CEO of Procter & Gamble, A.G. Lafley, known for his relentless focus on the end user, had a saying: "Consumer is Boss."
For professional engineers, the equivalent is this: "The Public is Boss."
That is: Public Safety, Health and Welfare are Boss.
Weighing the technological needs of public safety and well-being can really only work when energized by You: The NSPE volunteer, The CSPE Leader, The California Engineer.
Visions and mission statement are fantastic, but without your hands-on help, Cali, they'll just be glorified two-dimensional statements.
In linking CSPE-VC's actions to your own career and professional development goals as an engineer, we'll be able to get some pretty cool, impactful things done right here in the Golden State.
We're over a thousand members, strong, California. Let's do this!
Austin S. Lin serves on the Board of the California Society of Professional Engineers. He is a past national Board Member of National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and has served in leadership roles with NSPE's Professional Engineers in Industry group. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and works in the Silicon Valley tech industry.
His still likes doughnuts.