The opportunities are endless and the more we try to seek, the more we are drawn closer to the subject. With technology growing at an exponential pace, the future seems to be filled with opportunities for an engineer to learn and expand his/her horizons. Right from towering structures to smooth roads, to majestic harbours to sleek and modern airports, all of them have a scope for innovation. It just depends on how we choose to look at it.
A scientist tries to find the cause of a problem; an engineer attempts to solve it before things get out of hand.
Civil engineering translates to 'Engineering for the Civilian' and is arguably the oldest discipline of engineering. Civil engineering has always boasted a glorious past leaving some of the most iconic structures for us to behold and admire. Right from transmission/radio towers for mobile communication to cooling towers and chimneys in thermal power plants, civil engineering is everywhere.
Civil engineering, in a nutshell, is the subject that caters to man's most fundamental needs, right from the shelter, to roads and even water and irrigation. With its glorious past, the interest lies in seeing the future of this discipline. In today's age of Information technology, Civil engineering still has a role to play in almost every sector.
The future of civil engineering lies in solving the problems faced by the world today and the problems that we will be facing soon. Issues such as overcrowding, depletion of natural resources, water shortage, pollution of rivers and oceans, rising number of road accidents and much more can be seen as an open invitation for civil engineers to study and come up with innovative solutions. For a motivated engineer, with a hunger to do something, the scope is infinite since the opportunities are endless.
Another key aspect for the development of engineering field is the sharing and spreading of innovations. Students should be provided with a platform that encourages peer to peer discussion of ideas, through which substantial solutions can be found.
Symposiums offer such platforms to students from various colleges, and present their findings/solutions amongst a group of peers in the form of a working model or a paper or just a rough idea seeking guidance and refinement.
One such symposium is Moments at NIT-Trichy. Organised by Civil Engineering Association (CEA), National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, it offers a golden opportunity for budding engineers to promote their design or hypothesis in front of a panel of eminent academicians and industrial experts.
With a plethora of events and workshops, guest lectures by prominent and distinguished personality, Moments will take place from March 15 to 18, 2018 and is sure to serve as the right platform for students to showcase and explore new opportunities in the field of Civil Engineering.
For further details, you can visit Moments 2018.