NSPE Gateway to Government June 2007
In This Issue of PEG e-News...

Many Opportunities Await at the NSPE Convention in Denver

At the NSPE 2007 Annual Conference, participants can earn up to 19 PDHs at the education sessions. Conference education session topics cover teambuilding, profitability, forensic engineering, sustainable design, risk management, stress management, and other current professional topics. In addition, you'll find countless opportunities to network with engineering leaders, make important business connections, and be brought up-to-date on issues impacting our profession and our Society.

While you're there, be sure to take in Denver's rich history and breathtaking sights. Go for a fundraising Fun Run through gorgeous parkland ... play golf amid stunning mountain scenery ... take a ride on the only downtown rollar coaster in the U.S. ... socialize at an exclusive pre-game reception above Coors Field ... and more.

Client/Consultant Relationships Web Seminar Rescheduled

The Web seminar the Client/Consultant Relationships: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly has been rescheduled for November 13, 1:30 –  3:00 PM Eastern.

The client and consultant relationship can be tumultuous when both lose sight of the goal. This Web seminar will give you an understanding of each persceptive and help you avoid the bad and the ugly.  

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NSPE, NCEES Ask For Opinions on Nontechnical Practice Exam

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying points out that most disciplinary cases faced by state boards involve nontechnical issues. Furthermore, the engineering and surveying communities have faced criticism for focusing primarily on technical subject matter, both in education and licensing exams. While there is apparently a difference of opinion on the extent to which professional practice issues are addressed by the various disciplines in current PE and PS exams, there appears to be general agreement that the exams are heavily weighted to technical subjects. Furthermore, the current PE and PS exams have limited coverage of the professional practice issues that engineers and surveyors face when offering services to the public.

While there appears to be broad-based support for enhancing the professional practice examination content, several questions must be answered before moving ahead with this initiative. These include the feasibility of such an exam, the form and timing of the exam, how the exam should be incorporated in the existing licensing structure, the knowledge related to practice issues that all licensed engineers and surveyors should have, and when these competencies are attained in the licensing process.

The survey will attempt to answer many of these questions. Please remember that the survey's purpose is to determine the feasibility of this exam, not the actual exam content. Once the survey results have been analyzed, a "go / no go" decision will be made. If it is determined to move forward, additional surveys will be required to determine the exam content.

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What Do You Want to Do in 2007-08?

The PEG Executive Board will meet on July 28 at 8:00 a.m. All members of PEG who are in Denver are encouraged to attend the meeting. The group will be discussing plans for next year and possible restructuring of the board.

PEG's mission, vision, and values are listed below. To fulfill the PEG vision, the board needs your input to make the program for the upcoming year more relevant to you.

Mission
To further the mission of NSPE by representing professional engineers in government.

Vision
To be recognized as the primary provider of pertinent and timely information and services to meet the challenges facing engineers in government.

Values
To support the values of NSPE by depending on all segments of NSPE and other business partners to improve and maintain high quality services for engineers we represent in all levels of government.

 

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Engineers Join the Order of the Engineer

Are you proud to be an engineer? Do you want to acknowledge your responsibility to the profession? Do you want a visible symbol of your committment?

 

Any engineer who has graduated from an ABET-accredited engineering program or holds a PE license, and is ready to take the pledge is eligible to join.

Are you ready to say to yourself and to the public: 
I am an engineer 
I have an obligation 
My obligation has become my desire
My desire is to apply the Golden Rule, our code of ethics,
to the technical knowledge of the world by persuasion 
My desire becomes the yardstick of my professionalism
My professionalism means to me that I will never again ask myself the question 
“How much do I get out of it?” 
But rather that I ask myself the question, 
“How much can I give?”

If so, join the Order on July 27 at the NSPE 2007 Annual Convention in Denver. Register for the breakfast and ceremony when you register for the NSPE Annual Convention.  For more information on the breakfast and ceremony, contact Marcia Prichard.

For more details on the Order of the Engineer, go to the Order of the Engineer Web site.

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Events Calendar

NSPE Calendar

June
24 – 28
AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
26 – 29 A&WMA 100th Conference & Expo, Pittsburgh, PA

July 
15 – 18 AACE 49th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN
26 – 29 NSPE Annual Convention, Denver, CO

August
7 – 10 Transportation Summit 2007

September
9 - 12
The Best Show in Public Works, San Antonio, TX

October
10  Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
10 - 12 Intertraffic, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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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 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
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
Michael Yee
LTJG, CEC, USN
Fleet and Industrial Supply Center
 

Young Engineer Representative 

Vacant

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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This year marks the 100th anniversary of engineering licensure in the U.S. To commemorate the anniversary, NSPE is planning celebration activities, contests, and outreach materials to continue the promotion of licensure and its importance to the engineering profession and public health, safety, and welfare. 


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