NSPE's Gateway to Private Practice December 2005 

PEE Encourages Engineers to Become Professional Engineers

Looking for resources for working with students and young engineers? Professional Engineers in Education is pleased to announce that Get Licensed, Get Ahead, is now available free in a streaming video format on the NSPE Web site. This lively professional video outlines the four essential steps to licensure and explains how being licensed will give you a richer career.

To view the video, go to the NSPE Web site and click on the Get Licensed, Get Ahead icon. There are links for both high and low speed connections. It can also be accessed from the PEE Web site.

NSPE Winter Meeting to be Held in Washington, D.C.
NSPE's 2006 Winter Meeting is coming up. Plan to join us and take advantage of presentations and earn PDHs.

  • Get Licensed, Get Ahead is being presented by the NSPE Mentoring Task force on January 19, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. E.S.T. Share this information with your young engineer colleagues and students. The session is free, and participants are invited to join the NSPE Young Engineers at the ESPN Zone following the session for an evening of networking and fun!
  • Attend the Professional Development Conference on January 19 and earn 7.5 PDHs.
  • If you interested in becoming a program evaluator for ABET plan to attend the EAC-ABET evaluator training on January 21.
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Free Webinar Presents Benefits of Being a Professional Engineer
A free Web seminar for young engineers and students! Get Licensed, Get Ahead will be presented online by the NSPE Mentoring Task Force on January 10, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. E.S.T.

Reserve your space today!

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Nominate to Show You Appreciate a New or Improved Product

The 2006 NSPE New Product Award program is now inviting entries for exemplary new products that demonstrate the innovative use of engineering principles and provide overall benefits to society through February 15.

Now in its 24th year, the program was developed and is coordinated by NSPE's Professional Engineers in Industry practice division in an effort to recognize new and improved products that stimulate the life and growth of the U.S.

Any new product, machine, process, or material that has been developed or manufactured only in the U.S. may be entered, provided that it was first placed on the market between 2001 and 2005. Entries are judged on annual sales and economic impact, innovative use of engineering principles, and improved function.

Further information and nomination forms are available on the NSPE Web site or can be obtained by contacting PEI Practice Division Manager Erin Garcia.

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Scholarships and Internships Offer Experience for Students
NSPE is accepting applications for several scholarships and the Milton F. Lunch Memorial Internship.

Visit the NSPE Web site for more information, and applications on scholarships and the Milton F. Lunch Memorial Internship.

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Continuing Education Offers Most Popular Topics in Webinars

Each seminar offers great information, specific lessons, stories of how other professional engineers made the ideas and systems work for them, and opportunities to participate in the class dialogue. It all happens in the convenience of your office. The series was created as a big picture on the most important issues and areas of greatest opportunities or struggles for engineers in construction. These seminars present the topics you want to discuss and resolve.

If you sign up for two or more Web seminars in the series, you will experience the way each lesson and each instructor combines expertise and "need to know" information to make the learning even more interesting for you. If youíve watched any television series, you know how each episode is its own story and it builds on a larger story that makes it a series. Thatís how PEC created these five Web seminars.

There are other major benefits that go directly into your business when you register for several seminars at one time. Because each registration is good for one connection point at your office, you can invite others to join you, where you have the phone line and computer set up, to learn.

Make it your best year yet. Save the gas and time it takes to travel to top-quality seminars to continue your professional education and secure credits for renewing your PE status.

Seminars Now Available On Demand!
Developing Trust & Commitment in Project Teams
Presenter: Robert Newbold
$69.95 1.5 PDH

Dispute Avoidance and Resolution
Presented by the American Arbitration Association
Panelists: Joseph Broz, Robert Byman, Esq., Charles Lewis, Esq., Robert Maitlin, Esq., and Stanley Sklar, Esq.
$69.95 1.5 PDH

Process Safety Management
Presenter: Bruce K. Vaughen, Ph.D., P.E.
$69.95 1.5 PDH

For more information, visit the NSPE's Education Web site.

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Contact the PEPP Executive Board

Larry Britt, P.E.
Oxford, MS
Immediate Past Chair
Fred Palmerton, P.E.
Springfield, MO
Steve Theno, P.E.
Anchorage, AK
Pete Koval, P.E.
Syracuse, NY
Vice Chair, Northeast Region
Randy Rakoczynski, P.E.
Buffalo, NY
Vice Chair, Southeast Region
Dan Dawson, P.E.
Wilmington, NC
Vice Chair, Central Region
Mark Davy
La Crosse, WI
Vice Chair, North Central Region
Kevin Skibiski, P.E.
Springfield, MO
Vice Chair, Southwest Region
Mark Martin, P.E.
Fayetteville, AR
Vice Chair, Western and Pacific Region
Steven Dyrnes, P.E.
Portland, OR
Young Engineer Representative
Eric West, P.E.
Midland, TX
SSEC Representative
Pat Christians
Birmingham, AL

PEPP Staff
Kim Granados
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: 703-684-2857
fax: 703-836-4875

PEPP Executive Board July 2005
top l-r (Davy, Rakoczynski, Koval, Dawson, Skibiski, Palmerton, Theno)
bottom l-r (Britt, Granados, West, Christians, Dyrnes)
missing (Martin)

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