NSPE Gateway to Government January 31, 2007
In This Issue of PEG e-News...

PEGASUS Seeks Nominations of Government Engineers

We are looking for the best government engineer in the nation.  Who is your number one government engineer?  This is a reminder notice that your PEGASUS nomination must be emailed to NSPE by February 22. 

The Professional Engineer in Government Achievement and Service in the United State Award recognizes the engineer who has made the  most outstanding contribution to the advancement and practice of engineering.  The PEGASUS Award will honor a registered professional engineer employed by a state, regional, county, special district, or municipal government.  Our 3rd annual PEGASUS Award winner will be selected by a panel of judges established by NSPE-PEG who will consider


5 points

Registered PE

5 points

Continuing Education

10 points

Professional/Technical Society Activities

10 points

NSPE Membership

5 points

Awards or Honors

10 points

Civic and Humanitarian Activities

15 points

Engineering Achievements   

40 points


100 Points

Please forward your state society or state PEG PEGASUS Award nominations to Marcia Prichard, NSPE-PEG manager by February 22.  The 3rd Annual PEGASUS will be presented at a regional or state event.


FEYA Selects Top 10 Federal Engineers

The Professional Engineers in Government administers the FEYA program. This honor will be awarded to an engineer employed by a federal agency that employs at least 50 engineers worldwide. Candidates are nominated by their employing federal agency.

This year we received 26 nominations for federal engineer of the year.  Each of the 26 are winners at their own agencies and all will be recognized at the luncheon.  The judges met and selected the top 10 from among the 26.  The top engineer will be chosen from the top 10.  The top 10 are

Eugene T. Camponeschi, Ph.D., P.E.

U.S. Navy, NSWC, Carderock Division

LCDR Dennis C. Evans, P.E.

U.S. Coast Guard

Jeffrey J. Ger, Ph.D., P.E.

Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

Blair P. Greimann, P.E.

Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation

Dawn Hayes, Ph.D., P.E.

U.S. Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

MAJ Clarence B. Kemper, P.E.

U.S. Army, 412th Engineer Command

CDR Kenneth R. Mead, P.E.

Center for Disease Control

Jeffrey H. Nelson, P.E.

Tennessee Valley Authority

Major Kevin L. Parker, P.E.

Air Force Military Winner

Dr. Garrett D. Polhamus, P.E.

Air Force Civilian Winner

The FEYA luncheon will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on February 22. Ticket Information

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Celebrate 2007 Engineers Week Beginning February 18

This event will be celebrated February 18–24 across the world with local events and outreach. A complete listing of programs, including Design Squad (a new reality TV show where high school students compete to design and build machines and gizmos) is available online.

Read the Presidential message for National Engineers Week.

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PEG Seeks Nominations for Executive Board and Committees

Nominations to the PEG 2007 08 Executive Board nominations are due by March 1.  We are looking for nominees from the Central, North Central, and Western and Pacific Regions.  To volunteer or to nominate someone for one of these positions, contact a current member of the board or PEG manager Marcia Prichard

We are also looking for PEG members to serve on the various PEG committees.

View our present board and committees.

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PEG Mentors Are Available

A PEG mentor is a government employed professional engineer who you may contact for your professional development. Engineering students or engineers who are seeking a mentor may contact any one of the of the PEG mentors. They have volunteered their personal time to give you assistance. These NSPE-PEG individuals are available to answer your questions about the engineering profession, provide career guidance, and other related mentor-like assistance.   

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Mentor of the Year Nominations Due March 31, 2007

Mentoring is one of the most valuable gifts a PE can give to a young engineer.  Many of your members are already doing it and they deserve the recognition!  Nominate your outstanding member/mentors for the NSPE Mentor of the Year Award through your state society.  More information Questions? Contact Mary Maul  (703) 684-2833.

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Apply for the Management Study Fellowship by March 15

The John W. Gregorits, P.E., F.NSPE, Management Study Fellowship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to an engineer pursuing advanced studies in management, an MBA, a master's degree in engineering management, or a master's degree in public administration. It is available to any engineer intern or licensed professional engineer from any discipline.  The deadline to apply is March 15.

Download the John W. Gregorits, P.E., F.NSPE, Management Study Fellowship Application.

The following point system shall be used as a basis for selecting the recipient of this PEG Fellowship:

Undergraduate Final GPA

20 pts

Professional Activities

20 pts

Community Activities

20 pts


20 pts

NSPE Membership

10 pts

PEG Membership

5 pts

Government Employee

5 pts


100 pts

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Construction Seminars Offer Hot Topics

The Professional Engineers in Construction have designed several seminars based on talks at the July Convention. Be sure to attend!

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.

Cost Per Site One seminar

  • $149 NSPE member
  • $189 Nonmember


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    Take the 2007 Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest Challenge

    All current NSPE individual members, NSPE state societies, and NSPE chapters (including student chapters) are invited to participate in the 2007 NSPE Milton F. Lunch Ethics Contest. Here's your opportunity to match your wits with experienced PEs and engineering students throughout the country!

    Contestants are encouraged to analyze the facts of a real situation involving the ethical obligations of a professional engineer as a member of the United States military. Contestants must develop discussion and conclusions about the ethics of the engineer in the case using the format of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review.  Entries must be 750 words or less and must be received at NSPE Headquarters by April 20.

    The winning entry will receive a certificate, recognition in PE Magazine, and an award of $1,000 ($500 to the NSPE state society or NSPE chapter and $500 divided among the authors), provided by the NSPE Educational Foundation.

    Judges will decide the winner based on quality of the entry in form and presentation; demonstration of understanding of the implications concerning ethical or unethical behavior; and comprehensive analysis of the case and arguments supporting your conclusions.

    The contest is named for NSPE’s former general counsel, who played a key role in the founding of the NSPE Board of Ethical Review.

    Please visit the "Ethics" section of the NSPE Web site  for additional information or to download a contest flyer in PDF format.

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    Events Calendar

    NSPE Calendar

    National Aggressive Driving Month
    1 Qualifications-Based Selection Awards Program nominations due
    12 – 18 National Child Passenger Safety Week
    13 L&GA Meeting in Washington, D.C.
    14 L& GA Capitol Hill visits Washington, D.C.

    22 PEGASUS nominations due
    22 Federal Engineers of the Year Awards luncheon, Washington, D.C.

    15 John W. Gregorits, P.E., F.NSPE, Management Study Fellowship applications due
    15 NSPE-ACED QBS nominations due
    25 – 27 Lifesavers 2007 Conference Chicago
    31 NSPE Mentor of the Year nominations

    26 – 29 NSPE Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado

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    2006-07 PEG Executive Board Contact Information

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

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


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

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

    Northeast Region Vice Chair
    Louise Carosi Doyle, P.E. 
    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

    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

    North Central Region Vice Chair

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

    Young Engineer Representative
    Michael Yee
    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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    To contribute or view the complete list of PEG Sustaining Sponsors, visit the PEG Fund for Professional Development.

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