NSPE Gateway to Industry January/February2010
In This Issue of PEI e-News...

PEI Seeks New Product Award Entries

Don’t miss an opportunity to get national visibility for your product by entering the 2010 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, through NSPE’s Web site and print communications, and through significant media coverage.

All 2010 PEI New Product Award entrants will have the opportunity to showcase their product during the NSPE annual meeting in July. Winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the PEI New Product Award presentation. Submit your entry by February 15, 2010! For an application and list of past NPA winners, visit the PEI New Product Award Web page.


Education Springs Anew

The spring Web seminar series will cover the following topics:

  • Leadership
  • Faculty Licensure
  • Digital Signatures
  • Positioning Yourself for the Next Job: Your Professional Toolkit
  • How to Start Your Own Firm
  • Presentation Skills for Engineers

In addition, the popular Ethics Forum will be back with three new offerings. Check the NSPE Web site to see a more detailed listing and to register.

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North Central PEI Member Ron Hill Receives Honor


Ronald E. Hill, P.E., president of HEMCO Corp., was given the Distinguished Alumni Mechanical Engineer of the Year award in 2009. His 50 years of entrepreneurial leadership have led HEMCO Corp. (Hill Engineering and Manufacturing Co.) to fill a unique niche in the research, development, and manufacturing of laboratory facilities worldwide.

Ron is a founding member of the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA), has served as the chair person for the Laboratories Fume Hood Recommended Practices, the ASHRAE committee for Laboratory Fume Hood Performance Testing, and the American Industrial Hygiene Committee, Z9.5 Laboratory Ventilation Standard. 


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Nominate Fellow Engineers for NSPE Awards

NSPE offers several awards that have upcoming deadlines in 2010. Below are just a few of the award programs NSPE will be conducting this year.

To see the complete list of NSPE awards, please visit the NSPE Awards Web page

NSPE Award (Deadline: January 31)
The NSPE Award is the highest award given to an individual by the Society. It is presented to an engineer who has made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, the public welfare, and/or humankind. Nominations should be made in consideration of the high caliber of some of the previous recipients: President Herbert Hoover, Dr. David Steinman (founder of NSPE), former Puerto Rico Governor Luis Ferre, former NSPE Executive Director Paul Robbins, and R. Bruce Taylor, P.E.

PEI Distinguished Service Award (Deadline: January 31)
The PEI Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution of national scope to advance the causes of the individual engineer in industry or Professional Engineers in Industry (PEI). The award winner will receive an engraved plaque and up to $500 toward travel expenses to accept the award at the 2009 NSPE Annual Conference in St. Louis in July. Also included are two complimentary tickets to the NSPE awards ceremony held during the conference.

Mentor of the Year Award (Deadline: March 31
The Mentor of the Year Award is given each year to the one member of NSPE who best exemplifies the ideal image of a mentor. The award may be given to an individual who has established a record of consistent outreach toward individuals in the engineering field, including engineering professionals and students, over a number of years.

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Announcing the NSF/ASEE Corporate Research Postdoctoral Fellowship for Engineers Program

The American Society for Engineering Education/National Science Foundation Corporate Research Postdoctoral Fellowship for Engineers Program will allow 40 highly qualified recent engineering Ph.D. recipients to work with research-performing U.S. companies on one-year fellowships. It offers $50,000 toward a one-year stipend and $6,500 for health insurance costs; the host company will provide just $25,000 toward the stipend.

That means each program fellow will receive a minimum of $75,000 while spending a year conducting meaningful, innovative research at a leading-edge corporate laboratory. It also means that host companies have the opportunity to attract top engineering talent at a fraction of the usual cost.

More than 30 host companies, both large and small, have already registered their interest, and more than 60 positions have been posted.

You can find out more about the ASEE/NSF fellowship program at https://aseensfip.asee.org/.

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Become a PEI Company Sponsor

Now through March 1, get 10% off the price of becoming a 2010 PEI Sustaining Sponsor and get exposure, and more business, for your company. By becoming a PEI Sustaining Sponsor, you will help to support the efforts of Professional Engineers in Industry (PEI) as we strive to promote the hard-earned professional engineer (PE) designation and enhance the image of the PE in Industry.

As a 2010 PEI Sustaining Sponsor, your company will receive the following promotional privileges:

  • Company listing: Your company will be included in a searchable directory that includes a complete description of your company and link to your website. NSPE’s Web site receives more than 75,000 user sessions per month. All PEI Sustaining Sponsors are listed at: www.nspe.org/PEI/Supporters
  • Valuable Discounts: 25% discount on ads in PE magazine, NSPE Update, NSPE    Web banners, and job board postings.
  • Recognition: Listing in an issue of NSPE’s PE magazine (circulation is over 50,000) and in PEI Enews, a monthly electronic newsletter sent to more than 5,500 PEI members.

For more information and to see a list of current sponsors, please visit the NSPE/PEI web site at: www.nspe.org/PEI/Supporters.


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Contact the 2009-10 PEI Executive Board Officers

Richard L. Buchanan, P.E.

John Nebbe, P.E.

Curtis A. Beck, P.E.

Immediate Past- President
John M. Wall, P.E., CCS, F.NSPE

Young Engineer Respresentative
Austin Lin, E.I.T.

Northeastern Region
Cullen M. Flanders, P.E.

Southeastern Region
Jorge L. Pardo, P.E., F.NSPE

Central Region
Howard R. Jones P.E.

North Central Region
Stephen A. Hutti, P.E.

Southwestern Region
James Mathis, P.E.

Western & Pacific Region
Franklin Fong, P.E.

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