NSPE Gateway to Government September 2006
In This Issue of PEG e-News...

PEG Highlights Fall Report Activities

The PEG Executive Board met on July 8, during the NSPE Annual Convention in Boston. Plans for the upcoming year were discussed and out-going officers were recognized. 

• PEG organized the Order of the Engineer Ceremony, which was held at the NSPE Annual Convention in Boston on July 8. Russell Martin, P.E., F.NSPE, and Paul Bowers, P.E., F.NSPE, from PEG along with NSPE member and Order of the Engineer Governor Donald Hiatte, P.E., F.NSPE, presided at the ceremony. Eleven engineers joined the prestigious Order.
  
• PEG voted at its meeting in July to lower the price of Engineer Your Way to Success to $10 (members) and $15 (nonmembers). EWeek purchased 100 copies for resale in its catalog. PEG hopes to reduce the inventory and start work on an updated edition in the next year.

• The Energy Performance Contracting Web seminar, which aired March 16, was included on a CD along with the PEC seminars from 2005-06. The CD was distributed to the states societies for state and chapters program use.

• PEG is planning another Web seminar this year. Topics under consideration are transportation issues and succession planning for engineers in government. Since retirement of up to 68% of an agency workforce in some state agencies are leaving large numbers of positions unfilled, it was felt this is a timely subject.

PEG Seeks Sustaining Sponsors

Government engineers are facing ever-growing challenges managing public works projects and other government-funded engineering efforts within the constraints of quality and economy. That's why PEG is seeking to expand its efforts to help government engineers face these challenges by mobilizing a select group of agencies, companies, and individuals to provide support for its programs. This group is known as the PEG Sustaining Sponsors.

By becoming a PEG Sustaining Sponsor, you or your organization will enable PEG to

  • Create continuing professional development (CPD) workshops and seminars for government engineers, and help registered engineers meet the CPD requirements of state registration boards;
  • Continue the Federal Engineer of the Year Award and the Management Fellow Scholarship Program;
  • Promote partnerships with government agencies and engineering technical societies;
  • Facilitate the development of more and better products and services for government engineers;
  • Support the development of programs to increase the awareness and visibility of the achievements of government engineers; and
  • Expand programs to help government engineers and their employers deal with the pressures of career mobility, rapid technological change, and ethical responsibilities.

For more information about becoming a Sustaining Sponsor, visit the PEG Web site or contact Marcia Prichard.

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Award Programs Seeking Nominations

Federal Engineer of the Year Award honors an engineer employed by a federal agency that employs at least 50 engineers worldwide. Candidates are nominated by their employing federal agency. The areas considered for FEYA are engineering achievements, education, continuing education, professional/technical society activities, NSPE membership, awards or honors, and civic and humanitarian activities. The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2007 award is October 31.

Professional Engineer in Government Achievement and Service in the United States Award recognizes the registered professional engineer who has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement and practice of engineering at the state, regional, county, special district, or municipal government level. The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2007 award is February 22.

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PEG Mentors Available to Assist Students and Engineers

A PEG mentor is a government-employed professional engineer whom you may contact for your professional development. Engineering students or engineers seeking a mentor may contact any of the PEG mentors.

PEG mentors have volunteered their personal time to give assistance to engineering students or other engineers. These NSPE-PEG individuals are available to answer questions about the engineering profession and provide career guidance and other related mentor-like assistance.

You may choose your mentor from the list, which includes name, registration status, where registered, PEG title, geographic location, job title(s), degree, other professional affiliations, and e-mail address. You may contact a mentor by clicking their e-mail address. Alternatively, you may go to NSPE Mentoring Web page to see information on other NSPE mentoring programs and forums.

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NSPE Launches University Outreach Initiative

NSPE and the interest groups have recently launched a University Outreach Initiative to increase their presence at ABET-accredited schools across the country. The goal is to help existing NSPE student chapters provide valuable networking and support to students on the path to licensure as professional engineers and to bring an NSPE presence to schools that do not currently have NSPE student chapters.


As members of NSPE and the engineering workforce, the interest groups are encouraging you to support this University Outreach Initiative through grassroots activities. One such activity includes contacting your local ABET-accredited schools or alma mater in an effort to further NSPE’s mission of guiding students toward licensure and helping them prepare for their future careers as professional engineers. Download a template for letter to your university.


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Let Your Voice Be Heard

NSPE-PEG invites state PEG representatives to participate on the PEG Executive Board conference calls. We need your input in developing programs that benefit all PEG members.

For more information, contact Marcia Prichard. The executive board meets by conference call every six weeks for an hour.

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Engineer Your Way to Success Now on Sale

In Engineer Your Way to Success, America’s top engineers from organizations like Eastman Kodak, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, IBM, AT&T, Boyle Engineering, Sverdrup Corporation, and the University of Texas tell what skills are needed for a successful engineering career and share their personal advice on what they look for when hiring and considering promotions.

This book is like no other career book—it’s engineer specific. Whether an engineering student or an experienced engineer, Engineer Your Way to Success is the best book you can get for yourself, your employees, or engineers who want to enhance their careers.

Now on Sale! Price: NSPE Member $10 / Nonmember $15

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NSPE Fall Education Opportunities

ETHICS FORUM: October 18 and November 15

Professional Competence and Qualifications for Practice
Honesty and Integrity in Professional Practice 
NSPE & SAME members: $100 each session / Nonmembers: $129 each session

MORE WEB SEMINARS FROM NSPE!

E-Seals, E-Signatures & E-Mail: I Never Signed on the Dotted Line
October 12, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. E.S.T.

EJCDC CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: Using and Understanding the EJCDC Engineering & Construction Documents-Funding Agency Edition
December 12, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. E.D.T.
Registration $100

FREE! Web seminar for NSPE members:
Changing the PE Paradigm: Additional Education for Professional Practice
October 24, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. E.S.T.

CONSTRUCTION SERIES

Identification and Monitoring of Construction Components
October 17, 12:30 - 2:00 E.S.T.
Clive P. Hohberger, Ph.D., vice president of technology development, Zebra Technologies Corporation

Building Information Modeling - Why Owners and Contractors Want It
November 8, 12:30 - 2:00 E.D.T.
Mani Subramanian, CCM, executive vice president, Vanir Construction

Sustainable Design - Advantages of LEED Certification
January 23, 12:30 - 2:00 E.D.T.
Tom Hicks, vice president of LEED, U.S. Green Building Council

Green Building - Where's the ROI and Marketing Advantage
February 21, 12:30 - 2:00 E.D.T.
Gary J. Saulson, head of corporate real estate, PNC Financial Services

Brownfields Sites - Grants and Incentives to Cleanup and Redevelop
March 21, 12:30 - 2:00 E.D.T.
John A. Sartor, P.E., PP, senior vice president, Paulus, Sokalowski and Sartor LLC

Through the Roof - Escalating Construction Costs
April 18, 12:30 - 2:00 E.S.T.
Michael Kennedy, principal, Stantec Consulting Inc.
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Events Calendar

October
2 – 6 
Drive Safely Work Week
2 – 6 
Walk Our Children to School Week
5 – 7 NSPE Southwest Region Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico
10 
Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
15 
White Cane Safety Day
15 – 21
National School Bus Safety Week
19 - 21 NSPE Northeast Region Meeting: Saratoga, New York

November
7 Election Day

February
1 Qualifications-Based Selection Award nominations due
22 The Professional Engineer in Government Achievement and Service in the United States Award Nominations Due
22 Federal Engineers in Government awards luncheon at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

March
15 John W. Gregorits, P.E., F.NSPE, Management Study Fellowship applications due


July
26 – 29 NSPE Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado
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2006-07 PEG Executive Board Contact Information

Chair
Scott E. Nodes, P.E., P.T.O.E.
Transportation Engineering Manager
Arizona Dept of Transportation

Immediate Past Chair
Paul M. Bowers, P.E.

 

Chair-Elect
Russell G. Martin, P.E.
Program Director
Maine Department of Human Services
Division of Health Engineering

Secretary
Majella D. Stevenson, P.E.
LCDR, CEC, USN
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, BRAC

Northeast Region Vice Chair
Louise Doyle
Associate Engineer
Weschester County Health Dept

Southeast Region Vice Chair
Julius C. Stafford, P.E.
City Safety and Regulations Engineer
City of Richmond

Central Region Vice Chair
Vacant

Southwest Region Vice Chair
Manuela (Nellie) Gomez Shannon, P.E.
Assistant Director of Public Works
City of San Antonio

Western and Pacific Region Vice Chair
Vacant

North Central Region Vice Chair
Vacant

Young Engineer Representative
Dwight L. Williams, Ph.D., P.E.

Young Engineer Representative
Michael Yee
LTJG, CEC, USN
Fleet and Industrial Supply Center

State Representatives:
Daniel G Miller, P.E.  -  KS
Kristal D Metro, P.E. -  NM
Robert B Darby, P.E. -  UT
Ali M Mustapha, P.E. -  LA
Diane M Carlson, P.E. -  MI
Telesphor L Charland, P.E. -  VA
Jesse R Guerra Jr., P.E. -  TX

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John F. Ourada

David K. Hein, P.E.

Steven G. Bagley, P.E.

Ray G. Griffith

Reggie A. Corbitt, P.E.

Jeffrey Pride

Visit the PEG Fund for Professional Development for a full list of PEG Sustaining Sponsors and to contribute.


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