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    Honoring Professional Engineers that have served our country and all other U.S. Veterans

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    MSPE's 2015 Annual Convention

    MSPE's Annual Convention, June 14-17, Lake Ozark, MO, is just around the corner! 

    Get Ready, Get Set

    Get Registered!!

    MSPE Convention Registration Info   

    Deadline for Registration:  Friday, June 5, 2015

     

     

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    Elevator Speech - Why Be A Member of MSPE/NSPE?

    Members Endorse 'Elevator Speech'

     

    What does it mean to be a licensed professional engineer and an NSPE member? Can you summarize it in a two-minute (or less) elevator speech? PEs often find these questions challenging, perhaps because of the wide variety of engineering disciplines, perhaps because there’s so much to say about the profession. Two minutes? No way.

    NSPE members were asked for their opinions about just such an elevator speech, and the response was overwhelming approval. Out of 2,364 respondents—95% PEs and 66% NSPE members—95% said that the following statement accurately conveyed their feelings about being a PE: "Being a licensed professional engineer means more than just holding a certificate and possessing technical competence. It is a commitment to hold the public health, safety, and welfare above all other considerations."

    The survey also asked about three components of the mission of NSPE and its state societies. Again, there was overwhelming support: Define the PE license and licensed individuals (84%); Promote the PE license and licensed individuals (96%); Protect the integrity of the profession and the welfare of the public by vigorously opposing the practice of engineering by unqualified persons; and advocating the highest standards of licensure, ethics, and professional practice (96%).

    The most frequently used adjectives to describe the complete statement of principles were "strong" (60%), "effective" (54%), and "trustworthy" (38%).

    NSPE Statement of Principles

    Being a licensed professional engineer means more than just holding a certificate and possessing technical competence. It is a commitment to hold the public health, safety, and welfare above all other considerations. NSPE's more than 80-year history has focused on this core principle, which professional engineers in all disciplines and practice areas hold in common. NSPE works to improve the lives of both the public and the PEs that serve it through efforts to:

    • Define the PE license as the highest measure of professionalism and qualification to protect the public health, safety, and welfare;
    • Promote awareness and recognition of the value and meaning of the PE license; and
    • Protect the integrity of the profession and the welfare of the public by vigorously opposing the practice of engineering by unqualified persons; and advocating the highest standards of licensure, ethics, and professional practice.

    WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?   LET US KNOW!

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    JC Chapter Clean's Up in Capitol City

    Jefferson City Chapter of MSPE has been a part of MoDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program for many years.  On Wednesday, April 29, JC Chapter members Jason Sommerer, Tim Leaf, Liz Duvall, Bill Fanska, and MSPE Executive Director Bruce Wylie and his wife, Cathy, showed up to clean up along Christy Drive.  They bagged over 10 bags of trash and other unmentionable items.  Thanks to all that helped!!

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