NSPE Gateway to Government June 2009
In This Issue of PEG e-News...

Oregon Engineer To Recieve PEG Management Study Fellowship

The recipient of the 2009 Professional Engineers in Government (PEG) Management Study Fellowship is Tamara Johnson, P.E. Tamara serves as the current president-elect of the Professional Engineers of Oregon. Johnson is the electric engineering manager of the Springfield Utility Board located in Springfield, Oregon. She obtained her undergraduate degree in engineering physics from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. With the help of PEG's $2,500 Management Study Fellowship, Johnson will pursue a Master's in Business Administration at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.  

The PEG Management Study Fellowship is awarded every year by the Professional Engineers in Government to an engineer pursuing advanced studies in management. It is available to any engineer intern or licensed professional engineer from any discipline. To learn more about the PEG Management Study Fellowship, visit the
NSPE/PEG Web site.

Meet NSPE in St.Louis

The 2009 NSPE Annual Meeting will have a new format this year. All education sessions will be held on Sunday, July 19. The day will be filled with numerous networking opportunities, opportunity to earn up to seven professional development hours on issues affecting the engineering profession and NSPE, and even lunch with a guest speaker–all for only $99!

Register today to save! Join your fellow engineers July 15–19 in St. Louis and help NSPE celebrate our 75th anniversary. Visit the NSPE Web site to learn more and to access the registration form.

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Bills Would Help Coordinate Federal STEM Efforts

President Barack Obama pledged to the National Academy of Sciences on April 27 that the U.S. would invest in research, create incentives for innovation, promote breakthroughs in energy and medicine, and improve education in math and science. Two bills already making their way through the House of Representatives could help with those goals by better organizing the federal government’s efforts in science, technology, engineering, and math. The STEM Education Coordination Act of 2009 (H.R. 1709) would establish a committee under the president’s Cabinet-level National Science and Technology Council to coordinate STEM education activities and programs by federal agencies.

The bill would require the committee to develop and implement a STEM education strategic plan and update it every five years. The plan would specify and prioritize objectives, identify metrics, and describe approaches to be taken by each agency. The committee would also be required to establish and update an inventory of all federally sponsored STEM education programs and activities, including documentation of effectiveness assessments.

For the full article, read the June 2009 issue of PE magazine.
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Get 50% Off NSPE Online Courses

NSPE now has more than 50 archived courses available online at "Shop NSPE." To help you get the most out of this member benefit and to mark the milestone of 50 courses, we are offering you 50% off ALL online courses before July 1. Simply use the discount code EDU50 at "Shop NSPE" and start earning your discounted PDH credits today! [ return to top ]

Free NSPE Web Seminar for Young Engineers

Join us for this free Web seminar for some tips on what it takes to be successful in today's engineering world. Topics include:






*Leadership/personal management

This Web Seminar is based on the NSPE PEPP-YEAC guide that can be downloaded (free to members).

Webinar details are as follows:

WHO: Students and NSPE young engineers (35 and under)

WHEN: Thursday June 18, 12:30-1:30pm EST, 9:30-10:30 am PST

WHERE: Download registration information here


Presented by: Professional Engineers in Private Practice Young Engineers Advisory Council. Interested in getting involved? Contact Kim Granados at kgranados@nspe.org.

Develop and hone your professional skills without leaving your workstation by participating in NSPE's upcoming and archived Web seminars. Or get a group of peers together and take over a conference room! Set aside just 60 minutes in your workday.


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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., PLS
Transportation Engineer Project Delivery Team
Federal Highway Administration
Kentucky Division

Young Engineer Representative 


State Representatives:

Chris Wert, P.E. - FL
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. TX
Richard H Nettleton P.E.- VA

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