Don’t miss the 2019 NJSPE Awards Dinner – Get your Tickets Today!

It’s that time again – the 2019 NJSPE Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mercer Oaks Golf Club. This event is the highlight of the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers’s calendar year. It brings together hundreds of our members and their spouses as we celebrate the work we’ve all done in the past year. The buffet-style dinner includes a carving station and open 

Who were this year’s award winners?

This year, NJSPE is presenting two awards: the Outstanding Professional Engineer award and the Outstanding Young PE / EIT award. Both awards were created to honor individuals for their achievements in the engineering practice.

Need a reason to register early?

The first 20 registered spouses attend for free thanks to our friends at ANS Consultants. That means you’ll only have to pay the $85 ticket price for one of you, and the other person attends at no cost!

What about sponsorship and advertising opportunities?

There is one sponsorship available. The $500 NJSPE Awards Dinner sponsor gets one ticket to the event, acknowledgement in the Awards Dinner commemorative program, and acknowledgement on the NJSPE website.

There are several advertising opportunities available. You can place an ad in the Awards Dinner commemorative program. The size options are:

If you’re interested, please email lslomka@njpsi.com.

Register before it’s too late!

The 2019 NJSPE Awards Dinner is coming up fast and furious. Make sure you purchase your tickets as early as possible to take advantage of the best New Jersey professional engineering event of the year. Learn more about the Awards Dinner here or purchase your tickets directly here.

Join the Global Marathon!

Women in engineering experience obstacles that men may never have to encounter. That’s why every year, DiscoverE, a volunteer community created to celebrate and engage students in engineering, holds a series of free online webinars for women in engineering and other STEM fields. These webinars create conversations around topics that are most important for women in a male-dominated industry. They also provide actionable advice for overcoming obstacles in their careers and everyday lives.

This year’s Global Marathon webinars include:

  • Wednesday, March 6: Strategies to Fill Your Confidence Gap
  • Wednesday, March 13: How to Build Your Authentic Brand
  • Wednesday, March 20: Are You Networked for Success?
  • Wednesday, March 27: Work. Life. Blend?
  • Wednesday, April 3: Building Relationships Across Borders

Each of these webinars will feature speakers and moderators who are considered experts in their fields. They discuss real life situations they’ve experienced throughout their careers and how they overcame obstacles to become successful. At the end of each session, there is a question and answer portion where you can submit questions to each speaker.

Sessions begin at 12 p.m. EST and usually last an hour. People from around the world participate, so you can follow along in the chat room and join the live tweeting by using #GlobalMarathon.

Want to get in on the action? You can register for the 2019 Global Marathon here. You’ll receive an email with login information on each presentation day, so be sure to check your email! If you’re participating, please tag @NJSPE on Twitter!

4 Great Ways to get Involved During EWeek 2019

We are so excited that Engineering Week 2019 is less than a week away – from February 17 to 23, engineers from across the globe will get together for a week-long celebration. As a New Jersey professional engineer, Engineering Week is a great way to showcase the hard work you put in every day and spread awareness about the role of engineers in our society. Need some inspiration for how to get involved in Engineering Week 2019? Here are four easy ways to participate:

  1. Share pictures of you at your job – engineers do interesting things every day that no one knows about! Take pictures at your company, at a worksite, or at a meeting and share them online to show everyone a glimpse into the life of an engineer. Who knows – maybe your picture will inspire the next generation of engineers. Send your picture to us here, and we will feature it on our social media!
  2. Gather your coworkers and grab some food – awareness doesn’t only have to be posted on social media. It can also be shared in-person among your coworkers and employees. Whether it’s ordering pizzas for the office or going to a happy hour, pick a day during Engineering Week to say thank you to all your fellow engineers.
  3. Become a mentor to a student or a peer – the engineers of tomorrow start today. Pick a local school and give a presentation about engineering to inspire tomorrow’s leaders. You can also create a mentorship program in your company, where more experienced engineers partner with new hires to provide them with guidance as they move forward in their careers.
  4. Get active on social media – in case you didn’t know, the engineering and STEM communities on social media are very active! During Engineering Week, there are millions of people around the world participating, so it’s incredibly easy to build relationships with new, like-minded people. Log into Twitter and use the hashtag #EWeek2019 to become a part of the conversation.

If you are a New Jersey professional engineer, please use Engineering Week as an opportunity to celebrate and spread awareness! Have other ideas for getting involved during EWeek? Leave us a comment! If you’re looking for more information about Engineering Week and the events you can participate in throughout the week, click here.

Engineering Week 2019 is Coming Soon!

Started 67 years ago by the National Society of Professional Engineers, Engineering Week is a national effort to raise awareness about the importance of STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – education by celebrating the work of engineers across the nation. The goal of Engineering Week 2019 is to celebrate how engineers make a difference, increase public dialogue about the importance and need for engineers, and illustrate engineering in a way that speaks to kids, educators, and parents.

This year’s theme “Invent Amazing” encapsulates everything we do as engineers. We find creative ways to apply the principles of math and science to solve problems people encounter every day, inventing amazing things around the world. Engineers have connected nations and states with bridges, found cures for diseases, and built computers.

Engineering Week is more than just a digital movement. Throughout the week, there are great events, including

  • Family Day in Washington, D.C. – February 16
  • Future City Competition Finals – February 19
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day – February 21
  • Global Day of the Engineer – April 2

Each of these events was created to focus on promoting STEM education, addressing the gender gap in engineering, and spreading awareness about the important role engineers play in everyday life.

This year is going to be the biggest and best Eweek yet. We hope you will join us from February 17 to 23 as we celebrate Engineering Week 2019 along with thousands of engineers across the nation! To see more about how to get involved in Engineering Week 2019, visit this website for a national view and check back soon at njspe.org for statewide materials!

Join us for the 2018 Awards Dinner!

The 2018 New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers Awards and Installation Reception will take place on Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mercer Oaks Golf Club. Each year, hundreds of engineers from up and down New Jersey join us for this fabulous event. The dinner, consisting of a buffet-style meal with a carving station and open bar, will feature a program of short remarks and a celebration of our members’ accomplishments from this year.

At the dinner, several awards will be presented. The NJSPE awards, Distinguished Engineering Service, Outstanding Professional Engineer, and Outstanding Young PE / EIT, were created to honor individuals and firms for their achievements in the engineering practice. The professional development awards recognize firms with the best records of professional engineering employment practices. This year’s award winners are:

  • Distinguished Engineering Service Award – Richard Olsen, PE
  • Outstanding Professional Engineer Award – Mark Shourds, PE
  • Outstanding Young PE / EIT Award – Steve Esposito, PE
  • Professional Development Award: Private Practice – Mott MacDonald

Another part of this event is the installation of the 2018 to 2019 New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers executive committee. We are looking forward to celebrating the following people on their commitment to promoting, serving, and representing New Jersey’s professional engineers:

  • President – Michael J. Bennink, P.E.
  • President Elect – Robert V. Kiser, P.E., C.M.E., P.P.
  • Vice President – Joseph A. Mancini, P.E., P.P., C.F.M.
  • Treasurer – Vince Wagner, P.E.
  • Secretary – Erica Vigliorolo, E.I.T.
  • NJSPE Director At Large – Brian Van Nortwick, E.I.T.
  • NSPE Delegate – Robert Thiel, P.E.
  • Past President – Vatsal A. Shah, P.E., Ph.D., P.P.

So what are you waiting for?! Register for the 2018 Awards Dinner here or get more information about the information on our events page. Event tickets are $85. Time is running out, so please register today!

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.

Enter the 2017 Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest

Want to match your wits and knowledge with some of the brightest students and most experienced engineering minds in the country? If you are a current member or student member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), you are invited to participate in the 2017 Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest!

Participants can choose from four different fact situations: fire sprinkler layout drawings, overlapping services arrangements, driverless/autonomous vehicle, and design of a playground as favor to public official. Once one is selected, you can submit an essay, video, photo essay, poster, or PowerPoint presentation (can include videos/sound, etc.) to show off your talent and knowledge of the NSPE Code of Ethics! The fact situations are outlined below:

  1. Fire Sprinkler Layout Drawings
  •  Under the circumstances, what are this engineer’s ethical responsibilities?
  1. Overlapping Service Arrangements
  • Is this situation a conflict of interest? What do you think?
  1. Driverless/Autonomous Vehicle
  • Based on public health and safety, what is this engineer ethically obligated to do?
  1. Design of Playground as Favor to Public Official
  • Another conflict of interest? You tell us.

Read the facts of your chosen case and create a discussion and solution for the included question(s). Don’t forget to reference specific sections of the NSPE Code.

All entries must be received by Friday, April 28, 2017. Entries will be judged on quality, clarity, demonstration of understanding, comprehensiveness, and argument support. Send your finished product by mail or e-mail to:

2017 NSPE Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest

NSPE Legal Department

1420 King Street

Alexandria, Va. 22314

E-mail: legal@nspe.org

There are many great prizes for this year’s winner, including a certificate of achievement, recognition in PE Magazine, as well as a $1,000 cash prize provided by NSPE.

Good luck, fellow professional engineers and student engineers!

Sincerely,

Francis “Frank” J. Stanton, Jr., P.E., F.NSPE

Chair, NSPE Board of Ethical Review

Find more information here.

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