Since the first professional engineer license was issued On August 8, 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 6th 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 Wednesday, August 4, 2021, we encourage you to join the virtual celebration of PEs across the country!
What better way to connect with your peers and celebrate PE Day virtually than with a hashtag? On August 4, use the hashtag #LicensedPEDay on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn to:
The virtual Professional Engineers Conference will be held from August 3 -5 with PE Day falling right in the middle of the conference. Originally scheduled for Philadelphia, the conference shifted to a virtual format due to continued concerns for the health and safety of members, staff, and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The conference’s focus on leadership and innovation will include:
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!
Let us know how you plan to celebrate!