NJSPE Engineering Student Scholarships

NJSPE is now accepting applications for the 2023 Engineering Student Scholarships. NJSPE has implemented new scholarships to assist the brightest and most talented future engineers.

Scholarship application deadline is Wednesday, April 12, 2023 by 5pm EST. Apply today!


There are three NJSPE scholarships. The top applicant will receive a $3,000 scholarship and be named as the NJSPE Future Engineer of the Year. Second place will receive a $2,000 scholarship and third place will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Winners will be notified that they are receiving a scholarship – but Scholarship Placement (1st, 2nd or 3rd) will be announced at the Annual Installation and Awards Dinner on June 6, 2023 at Mercer Oaks Golf Course in West Windsor Township, NJ. Winners will be announced by May 1, 2023.\



In order to complete your application, you will need:

Apply for NJSPE Engineering Student Scholarship Today Here!

Call for Nominations

The NJSPE is proud to announce the call for nominations for this year’s Engineering Awards to be presented at the Awards and Installation Reception in June. These awards focus on honoring our esteemed colleagues who are advancing the Engineering industry and profession.
Nominations will be accepted online through the NJSPE Awards website for the following Awards:
  • Distinguished Engineering Service Award
  • Outstanding PE Award
  • Outstanding Young PE/EIT Award
  • Outstanding Public Service Professional Engineer Award
  • Outstanding Future Engineer of the Year Award
  • NJSPE Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Engineering Public Project of the Year Award
  • Engineering Private Project of the Year Award
Deadline: December 15, 2022
Click here for the NJSPE Awards and Nominations Website
For questions on Awards, nominations or eligibility, please contact Scott Tasso, NJSPE Awards Committee Chair at scott.tasso@gmail.com

Coming soon…Apply to the 2023 Emerging Leaders Program!

Take your career to the next level and demonstrate your value to employers as an NSPE Emerging Leader! The NSPE Emerging Leader Program Task Force seeks early-career professionals who are prepared to think strategically about their career and begin to assume leadership roles in the industry. In the program’s latest class of emerging leaders, NJSPE celebrates a local PE, Matthew Danza from Freehold, New Jersey. You could be next! We’re looking for the next generation of engineers to fulfill NSPE’s mission:

“Creating a world where the public can be confident that engineering decisions affecting their lives are made by qualified and ethically accountable professionals.”

About the program

This national program features an intensive five-month program with guided instruction and mentorship to engineers seeking to expand their skills through:

  • Examining personal strengths and vulnerabilities
  • Defining leadership and its application in their environment
  • Building personal ownership and motivation
  • Developing cohesive, high-functioning teams
  • Communicating successfully with colleagues and clients
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Delivering effective presentations

With the help of real work-life scenarios and discussions, this program will prepare participants to excel as leaders in the workplace. Participants will meet virtually January through May 2023 and work through related assignments using an online learning platform.

Expected Timeline

Applications open this month! Before applying, prospective candidates are encouraged to seek the support of their employers in allowing appropriate time to commit to the program. The program timeline will be as follows:

  • June 2022 – Course syllabus available; Application website open
  • August 31, 2022 – Application deadline
  • October 12, 2022 – Participants notified of selection
  • October 26, 2022 – Registration fees due
  • Late-November/Early-December – Orientation meeting for selected participants
  • January – May 2023 – Selected participants complete leadership syllabus
  • August 2023 – Participants attend the national Professional Engineers Conference (PECon) – Location TB

Get Started

More information about the Emerging Leadership Program, including the 2023 program syllabus, is available on the NSPE website. NJSPE prides itself on promoting, serving, and representing New Jersey’s engineering professionals for the public’s benefit. Stay connected year-round as a member of NSPE – join today!

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

Professional Engineers Day 2022

The seventh annual Professional Engineers Day is just around the corner! On August 3, 2022, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers celebrates the licensure and profession of professional engineers around the world.

How it started

We commemorate the first professional engineering license, issued in August 1907 to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming, and the expansion of the industry across the United States in years since. This year, NJSPE wishes to acknowledge what it means to be a professional engineer, and celebrate the work PEs do to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.

Why we celebrate

As suggested here on the NSPE website, being a licensed professional engineer establishes your credibility, skill, and a higher standard of ethics, quality, and responsibility. Each state regulates their practice of engineering to ensure the safety of the public.

Additionally, in order to become a PE, engineers must complete a four-year college degree in engineering, gain four years of experience under a licensed professional engineer, pass two competency examines, and gain their licensure state’s licensure board (State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for New Jersey can be found here). And the work doesn’t stop there! PEs maintain their licenses throughout the years with continuing education to improve their skills in the field.
Only Professional Engineers have the authority to sign and seal engineering plans and offer their services to the public. The rigorous process to obtain a PE license is to ensure the public’s safety is trusted in the hands of qualified and ethically accountable professional engineers. For this reason, the dedication of PEs in their licensure and profession must be recognized.

We want to hear from you!

Use #LicensedPEday and #NJSPE on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn to:

  • Upload a photo or video of yourself, tell us why you decided to become a PE
  • Post photos or videos of your team of PEs
  • Share your reasons for hiring PEs
  • Give special recognition to your PEs in the workplace or on the job
  • Educate your colleagues about the importance of the PE license

Read more information about the seventh annual Professional Engineers Day here. How will you be celebrating?

NJSPE prides itself on promoting, serving, and representing New Jersey’s engineering professionals for the public’s benefit. Stay connected year-round as a member of NSPE – join today!

2022 NJSPE Installation and Awards

This year’s Installation and Awards Dinner is coming soon! The New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers honors both individuals and organizations for their advancement of the profession, and to the society. This year’s event will take place at Mercer Oaks Country Club on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. To purchase tickets or program advertising, click here!

Award Nominations

The deadline for award nominations is April 29th, so make sure to finalize your entries today! NJSPE will be awarding nominees for the following achievements in the practice and profession of engineering:

  • Distinguished Engineering Service Award
  • Outstanding PE Award
  • Outstanding Young PE/EIT Award
  • Outstanding Public Service Professional Engineer Award
  • Outstanding Future Engineer of the Year Award
  • NJSPE Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Engineering Public Project of the Year Award
  • Engineering Private Project of the Year Award

Learn more about the awards and nomination process here. All submissions must be submitted online and meet the criteria to be considered for the award.

Installation & Keynote Speaker

In addition to the presentation of the 2022 Awards honoring the Engineering community, this special association event will include the installation of the 2022-2023 Board Members. NJSPE is proud to feature keynote speaker Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 2022 President of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), to speak at this year’s Installation and Awards.

Additional Information

More details about the 2022 NJSPE Installation and Awards, including venue, directions, and additional information, can be found here in our upcoming events. It is important that we recognize those who have given the best for the advancement of the profession, and to the society. Join us in June to honor these hard-working engineers and firms for their achievements in the field!
NJSPE prides itself on promoting, serving, and representing New Jersey’s engineering professionals for the public’s benefit. Stay connected year-round as a member of NSPE – join today!

2022 Professional Engineers Conference

Calling all professional engineers! Mark your calendars for the 2022 Professional Engineers Conference this summer! Located in Center City Philadelphia, this conference is just a stone’s throw away for our members here in New Jersey.

About the Conference

The 2022 Professional Engineers Conference will be held in the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown from Monday, August 1, 2022, to Wednesday, August 3, 2022. PECON attracts 300+ professional engineers from all over the United States for educational sessions, exhibits, and presentations by industry leaders.

Why Should I Attend?

The 2022 Professional Engineers Conference provides a great opportunity for New Jersey’s engineers, whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned industry professional. With hundreds of other professional engineers in attendance, you can build your connections into a vast network! You’ll learn from national leaders and discuss the newest developments in your industry.

The benefits don’t stop there! With the vast collection of multi-disciplinary professionals, PECON2022 is the perfect opportunity for professional engineers to develop their expertise and expand their skill set. This conference also acts as a resource to those looking for continuing education opportunities.

How to Attend

Registration opens on Saturday, April 30, 2022! Call for presentations is already closed but you can still reap all the benefits of meeting with like-minded professionals and industry experts. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Learn more about the 2022 Professional Engineers Conference here on NSPE’s website or contact meetings@nspe.org for more information about the event. More details will be published here as more information becomes available.

Can’t attend this year’s Professional Engineers Conference? Find other upcoming educational events and ways to get involved here!
NJSPE prides itself on promoting, serving, and representing New Jersey’s engineering professionals for the public’s benefit. Stay connected year-round as a member of NSPE – join today!
The information for this blog was found on the NSPE website.


World Engineering Day 2022

March 4th 2022

We celebrated Engineers Week 2022 from February 20th to the 26th! So what is World Engineering Day?

There are many countries who celebrate their own engineering week at various times of the year, but DiscoverE launched the first annual “Global Day of the Engineer” in 2016. The goal of the day was to collectively recognize engineers worldwide. Then in 2020, UNESCO and WFEO partnered with DiscoverE and this global celebration was rebranded to World Engineering Day.

World Engineering Day is now celebrated internationally across the globe. The focus of World Engineering Day is to promote engineering as a career and shed light on how engineering has the ability to change the world for the better. It is an opportunity to increase awareness of the great contributions engineers have and continue to make to society. This day is also a platform for engineers to engage with the government, and industry at large, to ask people in positions of power to champion solutions and best practices for sustainable development.

“World Engineering Day is an opportunity to celebrate engineering and its vital role in delivering sustainable developments worldwide, and champion the next generation of innovators”

-Professor Gong Ke, President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations. (WFEO)

How to Celebrate!

Join in on social media!

  • Use the hashtag #WorldEngineeringDay
    Share a photo or video showing #WhatEngineersDo and encourage friends and colleagues to do the same.
    Recognize the engineer(s) you know and/or work with and their accomplishments!
    Share an engineering project or work that you admire.

Host a World Engineering Day event.

  • Plan a coffee or lunch with a few colleagues or host a larger celebration in-person or virtually.

Help Build a Student’s STEM Identity

  • Leading open-ended STEM activities is a great way to engage students in the engineering design process.
    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.

Learn more World Engineering Day 2022 here and here!


Information gathered from World Engineering Day. DiscoverE. (2022, March 1). Retrieved March 3, 2022, from https://discovere.org/engage/world-engineering-day/

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!

  • Join in on social media!
      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!
  • Host an Engineers Week event.
      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.
  • Advocate for the field.
      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.
  • Help Build a Student’s STEM Identity
    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.

The History and Celebration of Professional Engineers Day!

Today, August 4th, is the sixth annual Professional Engineers Day! 

Professional Engineers Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Licensed Professional Engineers (PE) in all industries and arenas. The goal is to raise public understanding of the crucial work licensed Professional Engineers complete as well as encourage more engineers to pursue licensure.

How it Started!

Tim Austin, PE, is credited with the idea of Professional Engineers Day. Austin, a Professional Engineer from Kansas, served as President of the National Society of Professional Engineers in 2015–16. Although education and work in STEM fields is commonly encouraged within the US, Austin felt strongly that specific attention should be paid to the contributions of licensed Professional Engineers. NSPE’s core principle, a sentiment championed by Austin, states that “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.” 

Austin’s idea combined with the hard work of the NSPE staff created the celebratory event known today as PE Day. PE day is primarily an interactive virtual event held across multiple social media platforms. “The success of PE Day and the efforts of NSPE staff was recognized by the Association of Media & Publishing in the category “Promotional Content: Social Media Campaign” in June 2018.”

How to Celebrate!

Whether you’re planning a big party in your office, a “beers with engineers” happy hour, or sharing your PE pride online, we want to help you make the most of your day.

Be a part of the virtual Professional Engineers Day event on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram using the hashtag #LicensedPEday! 

Make sure to download the official PE Day logos to use in your social media posts or celebrations!

  • Post photos or videos of yourself and your team of PEs
  • Educate your colleagues about the importance of the PE license
  • Share your reasons for becoming a PE 
  • Film your child’s response to the question, “What does a professional engineer do?”
  • Speak up on behalf of the profession through NSPE’s Advocacy Center

Click the links here to follow the PE hashtag on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook!

Celebrate at Virtual PECon

It is not too late to join the virtual Professional Engineers Conference held from August 3 – 5. 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:

  • Education sessions, at various times of day, empowering attendees to take in more of the content they desire;
  • Recordings of all sessions to make them available for on-demand viewing after the conference; and Networking discussions geared to increase dialogue and attendee engagement.

Click here to register for NSPE’s Virtual Professional Engineers Conference.

Dress for the occasion! 

Celebrate by clicking “add to cart!” Now you can sport some PE Day merch to show your spirit! Check out the online store here. 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!

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