Celebrate 2018 National Professional Engineers Day

Professional engineers have become such a huge part of society because of their commitment to protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare. However, did you know the first professional engineering license wasn’t granted until 1907? Before that time, there were minimal engineering regulations, and untrained, unqualified individuals were performing their work, resulting in inaccurate renderings and plans.

Fast forward over 100 years and the professional engineering license has grown to become the gold standard. Only professional engineers have the authority to sign and seal engineering plans and offer their services to the public. The result? An engineering workforce of more ethical and driven engineers who keep society safer. To raise awareness of the hardworking PEs across the country, the National Society of Professional Engineers is once again spearheading National Professional Engineers Day on August 1. This virtual event recognizes licensed PEs and shows appreciation for the work they do every day. Hopefully, along the way, we can inspire the next generation of professional engineers!

How to Get Involved

While this event is advertised by the National Society of Professional Engineers as a virtual event, the sky’s the limit on how you want to get involved. Here are just a few ideas of what you can do:

  • Share photos or videos of you or your company on social media using #LicensedPEDay
  • Post your reasons for becoming a professional engineer on social media using #LicensedPEDay
  • Do something nice for the PEs in your office, like grab them some coffee or take them to lunch
  • Educate your coworkers about the importance of the PE license and how to become a professional engineer
  • Volunteer to speak at a school or community center about how PEs are protecting society
  • Give some recognition to the PEs in your office
  • Share information about a day in the life of a PE on social media using #LicensedPEDay
  • Join a professional engineering organization

These ideas may be enough to get your wheels turning, but don’t stop there! There are so many ways to raise awareness about the men and women across the country who carry a PE license. Have any particularly creative ideas? Share them with us on social media! Find us on Twitter as @NSPENewJersey, on Facebook as the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and on Instagram as @njspeorg. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! To learn more about National PE Day, visit this page.

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