Undergraduate and graduate engineering students are often overlooked as important stakeholders in Engineering Education. Dr. DeBoer is committed to empowering students and helping their voices be heard both at the local level in their educational institutions, and at the international level in Engineering Education professional societies. As a graduate student, Dr. DeBoer cofounded and seved as president of SPEED (Student Platform for Engineering Education Development).
SPEED is a global, non-profit student organization that functions as an interdisciplinary network of engineering students, who aspire to provide opinion and create an impact on future development of engineering education and its effect on society and environment. Dr. DeBoer currently engages with SPEED as an Advisory Council Member. For more information visit the website at Worldspeed.org