NSPE Gateway to Government November 11, 2008
In This Issue of PEG e-News...

Career Success in Engineering: A Guide for Students and Young Professionals

Bernard R. Berson and Douglas E. Benner discuss their book Career Success in Engineering: A Guide for Students and Young Professional in this free Web seminar.  College engineering programs focus primarily on the technical skills and requirements of a career in engineering, devoting little time to real-world matters of employment, on-the-job performance, project management, leadership, ethics, licensure, project delivery systems, and professional liability. This will help young engineers make the transition from an academic environment to the professional world with the development of these essential skills.

Click to view the Web seminar. Use the pass code "nspepw."

Support the PEG Management Study Fellowship

The fellowship was developed by NPSE/PEG in response to a concern that practicing engineers are being overlooked for promotion to management positions due to the lack of formal credentials.  This fellowship is intended to afford qualified engineers the opportunity to expand their talents to their utmost capabilities. The Professional Engineers in Government (NSPE/PEG), funds and administers the PEG Management Study Fellowship.

This fellowship in the amount of $2,500 is awarded to an engineer pursuing advanced studies in business administration, engineering management, or public administration.  It is available to engineer interns or licensed professional engineers from any discipline.

PEG has provided an endowment for this fellowship, but is seeking donations to make sure that this fellowship is funded well into the future.  Click here to find out how to make a tax deductible donation.

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NSPE Education for You

 Fall Online Seminars 

NSPE Fall Online Seminars
Web seminars are a cost effective way to develop and retain your staff.  For more information on any of the following Web seminars, please visit the NSPE Education page.  NSPE member price: $119.00 per session per connection 
 Download a Registration Form

November 18, 1:30–3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

How to Gain Recognition for your Projects Through Public Relations (1.5 PDH)
This session will review the basics of public relations and how it works, dispel the myths, help you identify pitch concepts for editors, digest the mistakes many make in their technical PR efforts, and detail the rules of the trade for working with the media — all from a technical firm's point of view. The presentation also will include case study examples and feedback from industry editors on how to build a successful PR program. In addition to learning how to capitalize on the power of PR, the session will also include details on how to assemble a crisis communications program — a must in today's marketplace.

November 19, 12:30–1:30 p.m.(Eastern)

NSPE ETHICS FORUM:The Engineer's Obligation to the Profession  (1.0 PDH)

NSPE Partners to Present Three NEW Web Seminar Events!

From Soundview Executive Book Summaries
How to Outsmart the Competition
November 20, 2008 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Eastern

Jim Champy reveals the surprising, counterintuitive lessons learned by companies that have achieved super-high growth for at least three straight years.  Drawing on the strategies of some of today's best "high velocity" companies, he identifies eight powerful ways to compete in even the roughest marketplace.

From Kiplinger
Polish Your Professionalism to Get the Respect You Deserve
December 4, 2008 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Eastern

A critical success factor for anyone's career is a professional image that helps earn people's respect. Are you dressing, speaking, and working to your best advantage?

From Kiplinger
Power Prospecting That Gets You Results
December 10, 2008 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Eastern

Learn how to sharpen your competitive edge and close more business with the latest prospecting strategies that will get you solid results.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register for these extraordinary events.

NSPE Education That Fits Your Schedule

Online, prerecorded sessions are available at a low member price of $89.00, including:
• Client/Consultant Relationships: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly 
• Building Information Modeling (1.5 PDH * NY State Approved)
• Earned Value Management: An Introduction
• Integrating Trenchless Technology (1.5 PDH * NY State Approved)
• Toxic Mold: Identification, Recognition, Measurement, Toxicity and Abatement (1.5 PDH * NY State Approved) 
• From Engineer to Manager to Leader: Tools to Advance your Career 
• Til Death Do us Part: Keeping Your Employees Engaged at Work  
• Introduction to Forensic Engineering (1.5 PDH * NY State Approved) 
• Ethics Forum: Engineering Ethics and the Law: PE as an Expert Witness (1.0 PDH * NY State Approved) 
• Ethics Forum: Engineering Ethics and the Law: Contract Documents and Procurement of Engineering Services (1.0 PDH * NY State Approved) 

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2009 New Product Award Call for Entries

Don't miss an opportunity to get national visibility for your product by entering the 26th Annual PEI New Product Award competition. The competition recognizes any process, machine, or material developed in the U.S. that improves the public’s standard of living.

Winning products will be honored with the PEI New Product Award crystal and are entitled to use the coveted PEI New Product Award logo. Winners will also be recognized in a “Winners' Circle” ad in PE magazine, within NSPE's Web site and print communications, and through significant media coverage.

All 2009 PEI New Product Award entrants will have the opportunity to showcase their product during the 2009 NSPE Annual Conference in July.  Winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the PEI New Product Award presentation. Submit your entry by February 15, 2009! For an application and list of past NPA winners, visit the PEI New Product Award Web page.
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Engineer Contract Document Survey

The Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee, sponsored by NSPE, the American Counsel of Engineering Companies, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Associated General Contractors, is requesting feedback on the documents, document delivery system, and pricing. If you use contract documents, your input is valuable—whether they are EJCDC documents or not.  Click here to take the short survey.

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Events Calendar

NSPE Calendar  This calendar lists NSPE and state society education offerings, meetings, award deadlines, etc. 

Non-NSPE events of interest to government engineers

11-15 Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.


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2008-09 PEG Executive Board Contact Information

Tim Madhanagopal, P.E., BCEE, F.NSPE
Plant Manager
Orange County Utilities

Immediate Past Chair
Russell G. Martin, P.E., F.NSPE 
Program Director
Maine Department of Human Services
Division of Health Engineering

Louise Carosi Doyle, P.E., F.NSPE 
Director of Engineering
Westchester Joint Water Work, NY



John Cardarelli II, Ph.D., P.E.
US Environmental Protection Agency US Public Health Service/Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

Northeast Region Vice Chair
David Alan Janover, P.E.
Town Engineer
Islipp Terrace, NY

Southeast Region Vice Chair
Sandra Knight, P.E., F.NSPE, M.ASCE
Bradley County Engineer
Cleveland, TN

Central Region Vice Chair

Southwest Region Vice Chair
Todd S. Rastorfer, P.E.
Civil Engineer
US Army Corps of Engineers
New Mexico

Western and Pacific Region Vice Chair
Michael Simpson, P.E.

North Central Region Vice Chair
Gary J. Pendergrass, P.E., RG

Young Engineer Representative
D. Scott Wolf, P.E., LSIT
Transportation Engineer Project Delivery Team
Federal Highway Administration
Kentucky Division

Young Engineer Representative 


State Representatives:
Daniel G. Miller, P.E. - KS
Todd Rastorfer, P.E. - NM Richard W. Lenz, P.E.- NY
Robert B. Darby, P.E. - UT
Ali M. Mustapha, P.E. - LA
Diane M. Carlson, P.E. - MI
Richard Grossenbacher, P.E.
Richard H Nettleton P.E.- VA

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