Since the first professional engineer license was issued in 1907, the profession and licensure itself have expanded with hundreds of thousands of licensed professional engineers across the United States. NSPE first launched Professional Engineers Day back in 2016, making this year it’s 5th anniversary! The idea of PE Day is to celebrate and raise public awareness of what professional engineers do for the world on a daily basis. As Tim Austin, PE, creator of PE Day and past president of NSPE said, “being a licensed professional engineer means more than just holding a certificate and possessing technical competence. It is a commitment to hold the public health, safety, and welfare above all other considerations”. Holding Professional Engineer status is something special, not just anyone in the STEM field can say they’re a PE. On August 5, 2020, we encourage you to join the virtual celebration of PEs across the country!
Use the hashtag
What better way to connect with your peers and celebrate PE Day virtually than with a hashtag? On August 5, use the hashtag #LicensedPEDay on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn to:
Celebrate at Virtual PECon
The virtual Professional Engineers Conference will be held from August 3 to 7 with PE Day falling right in the middle of the conference. August 5 will be focusing on Innovation in Engineering. Not only will you get to learn about the latest innovations in engineering but you’ll be able to connect with your fellow professional engineers in real-time during the conference. Register for the day to earn PDHs or purchase an all-access pass for the entire conference! Learn more about the sessions on August 5 here.
Check out the PE Day logo store
Now you can sport some PE Day merch to show your spirit! Check out the online store. If you order, be sure to post photos with the hashtag #LicensedPEDay to show your professional engineer pride!
Still need to become licensed?
Learn more about licensure and what it takes to qualify here.