Great discussions w/@NSPE Pres Kodi Verhalen at
NCEES participating org council about promoting
value of PE & supporting path to licensure.
mjgolden @mjgolden Mar 4
PE Conference Registration Now Open!
NSPE’s Professional Engineers Conference attracts
more than 400 professional engineers and industry
leaders from across the United States for two full
days of professional development, continuing
education, and networking.
2017 highlights include:
• Opening session Future of Engineering:
Education & Beyond, featuring Dr. G. P.
“Bud” Peterson, President, Georgia Institute
• 24 sessions over two days focused on leadership,
professional practice, and governance;
• Networking reception with exhibitors;
• General session Urban Connectivity: How
Transportation Technologies Are Changing
Infrastructure, with David Haynes, Regional
Planning Manager, Atlanta Regional Commission;
• Awards luncheon;
• Dinner at the Georgia Aquarium (additional
Visit the conference website for a complete overview
as well as a full listing of educational sessions and
descriptions. What are you waiting for? Register
today—rates go up after May 31!
Go to https://www.nspe.org/resources/2017-professional-
Very cool article offers a glimpse into an engineer’s life in WWI. Col.
Henry Bamberger was a member of NSPE, and the memorabilia
shared by the US Army Corps of Engineers is just plain awesome.
Read the article at
The Benefits of Afterschool STEM Education
STEM jobs are growing fast. Keeping openings filled will require a
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A new compendium of articles examines the state of STEM
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STEM Ready America comprises 40 articles, divided into sections:
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The effort, which will be collected into book form in June 2017,
comes from STEM Next—an initiative housed in the University of
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The research team included representatives from Harvard University
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