Started 68 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 2020 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.
Together, by increasing the conversation about engineering, we can increase the number of engineers in our workforce, particularly for women and minorities, for years to come. Learn more about engineering week 2020, engineering, and STEM below.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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!
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:
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.
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
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!
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:
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:
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!
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!
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:
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.
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:
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
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!
Francis “Frank” J. Stanton, Jr., P.E., F.NSPE
Chair, NSPE Board of Ethical Review
Find more information here.