Let’s Celebrate What Engineers Do 2022

Engineers Week 2022 is February 20-26!

2022 Theme: Reimagining the Possible

Engineers Week was founded in 1951 by NSPE with the goal of calling attention to the contributions that engineers make to society. That goal now includes outreach to young students and a call to engage, educate, and inspire more children and young adults to consider a career in engineering.

Engineers are always at work creating new possibilities. From green buildings to fuel-efficient cars and life-saving vaccines, professional engineers—and the entire engineering team— work together to develop new technologies, products, and opportunities to improve our quality of life. By participating in Engineers Week, you bring attention to the need for licensed professional engineers, and certified technicians and technologists. Let’s engage students in the field that is our passion, and inspire the next generation by celebrating all the ways engineers turn dreams into reality. 

Engineers Week is more than a week-long event; it is a year-round commitment to making a difference. Join us and your engineering peers from around the world as we celebrate our profession, our dedication to confronting challenges with creative solutions, and our understanding that when we work together, nothing is impossible.

2022 Theme: Reimagining the Possible

How to Celebrate!

NSPE has some great ideas for how you can get involved and celebrate!

      1. Share a photo or video showing #WhatEngineersDo and encourage friends and colleagues to do the same. 
      2. Recognize the engineer(s) you know and/or work with and show #WhatEngineersDo.
      3. Inspire volunteers and educators to engage kids in engineering virtually. 
      4. Encourage teens and college students to share how they are reimagining the possible on their social channels.
      5. Make sure to use the hashtags #Eweek2020 and #WhatEngineersDo #IamNSPE
      6. Don’t forget that #GirlDay2022 is Thursday, February 24!
      1. It can be as simple as coffee or lunch with a few colleagues to hosting an organization-wide celebration.
      2. Recognize individuals to honor their achievements—in person, online, or by nominating them for an award.
      3. Invite an inspiring speaker to deliver a virtual or live talk during Engineers Week.
      1. Ask your mayor, governor, or congressional representative to issue a proclamation recognizing the contributions of engineers.
      2. Work with your corporation, society, or college communications team to post a message from leadership.
    1. Leading open-ended STEM activities is a great way to engage students in the engineering design process. Students at Engineers Week and Girl Day events say activities are their favorite thing.
    2. Anyone can be a role model: women, men, engineers, technicians, educators, and parents. Our role models are diverse. But they have one thing in common—the understanding that role models can inspire girls and boys from all communities and backgrounds and grow their interest and appreciation of STEM.
    3. Help a girl imagine her future. Be a role model and show girls #WhatEngineersDo this year on Thursday, February 24 #GirlDay2022.


EWeek is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. Dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to quality of life, EWeek promotes recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth, to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce. Each year, EWeek reaches thousands of schools, businesses, and community groups across the U.S.

Stay connected year-round as a member of NSPE – join today!

You can find other programs and ways to get involved year round here!

The information for this blog was found on the NSPE.org website.


NJSPE is hosting a virtual continuing education webinar on  Friday, February 18, 2022 via Zoom.

This webinar is offering 4 CPC credits forNJ Professional Engineers and PE’s in other states that accept NJSPE accredited programs.

NJSPE is a New York State Education Department Approved Sponsors of Continuing Education for Engineers and Land Surveyors. 1 CPC credit equals 1 PDH credit for NYS

It is $69 for members and $138 for non-members. You can register now here!

The webinar will cover the following topics:

First UHPC Bridge Deck Overlay on a Major Suspension Bridge in the United States
Speakers: Michael McDonagh, P.E., P.Eng. and Jordy Padilla, P.E.
1 Credit Hour

In 2018, the Delaware River and Bay Authority determined that the deck of the first structure was near the end of its service life. Through a 50-year lifecycle cost analysis, a partial-depth deck replacement overlay utilizing Ultra High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) was identified as the preferred alternative to deck replacement and conventional overlays. The pilot project replaced the top 3.75 inches of the deck with UHPC on approximately 25,000 square feet of deck, incorporating overlays on the main suspension bridge, deck truss and steel girder approach structures. The completion of this project set new milestones in the U.S. as the largest use and continuous pour of UHPC overlay

Speaker: Michael McDonagh, P.E., P.Eng

Michael McDonagh is Vice President, Engineering & Projects, of Steelike, Inc. Prior to joining Steelike in early 2021, Michael worked for over 24 years as a bridge design engineer. He is an expert on UHPC, a revolutionary construction material that can dramatically improve the service life of structures and lead to more optimized structures, having started working with it in 2008. He has been assisting the Federal Highway Administration since 2016 to promote UHPC, help write design guidance, and review FHWA-created design guidance. He is also a member of the organizing committee of the International Interactive Symposium on UHPC. Michael’s bridge design experience includes bridges located in Canada, France, the United Arab Emirates, and across the U.S., with a wide variety of bridges including multiple signature footbridges. Michael received his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Penn State University.


Speaker: Jordy Padilla, P.E.

Jordy Padilla is a structural engineer with WSP, experienced in bridge design, rehabilitation, and construction. Jordy has been involved in several structures utilizing UHPC for bridge preservation as well as the development of new structures. He has assisted the Federal Highway Administration since 2020 to promote UHPC, support with technical guidelines, and most recently, with presenting to several state agencies on UHPC bridge preservation strategies. Jordy has been part of the ASCE Central Jersey branch for the past 5 years serving in a variety of positions, including most recently as the president of the branch. Jordy is also a Board member of the Professional Engineers Society of Mercer County (PESMC) and former Board Chair of the Connecticut Students for a Dream. He is a graduate of the University of New Haven (BS) and Rutgers University (MS).



An Introduction to Physical Asset Management
Speaker: Justin Furch, Technology Practice Leader
1 Credit Hour

Speaker: Justin Furch

Physical asset management, which differs from financial or software asset management, is an important and often complicated topic to most organizations. Focusing on increased efficiency and transparency, a well-defined asset management system will provide an organization with their current condition and valuation to support these needs, as well as provide a foundation for budget planning and goal setting. Asset management is one of the first steps in developing risk assessments and resiliency. It can be incorporated into every part of an organizations’ operations and will provide immediate value when fully adopted. This presentation will cover the basic components of asset management, what it provides, why it is so important, and how to get started.

Justin Furch is the Technology Practice Leader for T&M and has more than 20 years of extensive experience with asset management, data analysis, software engineering, database development and administration, and system engineering. He has built and led teams that have managed multi-million-dollar technology projects for federal, state, and local agencies. He has worked with agencies such as the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the NY&NJ Port Authority, Pennsylvania Turnpike, and others on populating and managing asset management systems. Justin also has extensive experience working with Geographical Information System (GIS) software, transportation data modeling, and design and development of custom software solutions. These include transportation asset management systems, project tracking and management systems, field inspection and inventory, and analysis/reporting systems.



Professional Engineering Ethics 101
Speaker: Lawrence P. Powers, Co-Chair – Construction Law Department
Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP
2 Credit Hours

Speaker: Lawrence P. Powers

The learning objective is to expose the seminar participants to various engineering related professional and statutory codes of ethics to indoctrinate ethics awareness and an understanding of ethical standards common to all jurisdictions, including those of the participants, so that the participants understand the boundaries of ethical engineering behavior. The program is broken into several parts. Introduction to common statutory and regulatory ethics rules; review of the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics with examples of common ethics rules, illustrative case studies to consider, with emphasis on the similarities and difference between governmental and professional society sanctions; practical reasons for ethical practice, how unethical practice can present professional liability, legal, licensure, moral and public health, safety and welfare issues.

Lawrence P. Powers, is Partner and co-chair of the Construction Litigation Department at Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP. Larry’s practice is focused on handling complex, multi-party construction related professional liability claims. He has tried numerous complex construction cases to a jury verdict. Admitted in 1984, he has over 35 years of experience in litigating, arbitrating and mediating construction disputes, regularly handling difficult loss prevention and risk management assignments for all of the major professional liability insurers. Larry serves as general counsel to AIA-New Jersey, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and ASLA-New Jersey. He regularly represents design professionals in disciplinary matters before the New Jersey State Board of Architects and Landscape Architects and the New Jersey State Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors. Mr. Powers has achieved a peer review rating of “AV”, the highest mark given by other members of the legal profession. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey. He was named “Lawyer of the Year 2012” in the Construction Litigation category by Best Lawyers® for the Woodbridge, NJ Metropolitan area in 2012 and 2018 as well as Construction Law category in 2017.



Zoom Webinar with moderator. Participants will be sent the webinar link several days before so they can log on and be sure they are compatible.
NSPE members from States other than NJ may take
the member rate. Membership will be verified.
NOTE: Contributions and payments to 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on federal income tax returns although they may be deductible as trade or business expenses. Substitutions are permitted if you are unable to attend. Registrant must email to: cgoldstein@njpsi.com 48 hours prior to the event with the name, address, phone and email of the person taking your place.

NJSPE will accept cancellations with refund up to one week prior to the date of the program.
A cancellation fee of $25 will apply. Refunds cannot be issued after that time but registration substitutions are permitted

If you have any questions please reach out via email to cgoldstein@njpsi.com to by phone at 609-393-0099

You can register for the webinar here: Webinar Registration.

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