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Citadel News Service
28 Jan 2015

Boeing VP of engineering keynote speaker for Charleston engineers’ event

2015 Charleston Engineers Joint Council’s annual banquet at The Citadel Feb. 17

A consortium of engineering-focused organizations in the Lowcountry is working to attract bright young minds to engineering careers in order to support the area’s burgeoning science, technology and defense industries. The Charleston Engineers Joint Council (CEJC) which is comprised of 15 organizations holds meetings, professional development activities, and events.

The CEJC’s biggest annual event, the Engineers’ Week Banquet will take place Feb. 17 at The Citadel and the Vice President of Engineering for Boeing South Carolina will provide the keynote address. Daniel Mooney has served as the Vice President of Engineering for the Boeing SC Engineering Design Center since June of 2013. He is responsible for guiding the growth and capability of the emerging engineering design center in North Charleston, along with overseeing all matters pertaining to the engineering statement of work for Boeing SC.

Mooney began working with the Boeing Company in 1980 as a stress analyst. He has served in a numerous aviation engineering positions around the country including as the Commercial Airplanes technical representative in Washington D.C.  As Director of Aviation Affairs, he was the technical liaison to U.S. government agencies such as NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration. Mooney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He serves a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.

The prestigious CEJC Engineer of the Year Award will also be presented at the banquet. This annual award recognizes an engineer in the Lowcountry demonstrating significant career development and professionalism, as well as local community leadership and outreach.  Active engineering professionals, who are enrolled in CEJC member societies in the greater Charleston, S.C. area, are eligible for nomination. More information is available here.

“The Charleston Engineering Joint Council provides an invaluable conduit for sharing information about the activities and service opportunities associated with the some of Lowcountry’s most influential engineering professionals and their organizations, “said Dean of Engineering for The Citadel, Ronald Welch, PhD, Louis S. LeTellier Chair. “These societies work with many companies in the area to develop programs attracting young people to engineering and STEM related careers.”

The banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 17, at The Citadel’s Holliday Alumni Center, located at 69 Hagood Ave., across from Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston. Tickets can be purchased here.


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About the Charleston Engineers Joint Council

The Charleston Engineers Joint Council is an educational and service oriented professional consortium which in addition to sponsoring the Engineers’ Week Banquet, sponsors the Engineer of the Year Award and awards two scholarships annually, as well as providing a pool of engineering resources for the community.  The Council acts as a source of judges for science fairs, technology and engineering related competitions such as robotics, cyber defense, and The Citadel’s annual E-Week activities that include the Robot and Stick Bridge contest and Trebuchet competitions. 

The Council is called upon for speakers, mentors, and advisors for engineering and technology related needs.  This august group sponsors joint events that offer continuing education benefits to engineers throughout the Charleston community.  Council members hold offices in their respective member organizations and act as coordinators between their respective societies and the Council to enable collaboration at the highest level.

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