Upcoming events

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Missouri University of Science and Technology

    It's that time of year again as I'm looking for volunteers to help with the State MATHCOUNTS Competition on March 2nd.  The competition will be held at the Civil Engineering Building on the Missouri S&T Campus.  We will need help grading exams, scoring exams, and proctoring.  Below is the schedule of the day's events.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers.  Please email me at jlehmen@ess-inc.com if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.

    This is a great opportunity to see some really amazing middle school students and support a long-standing STEM program.  If you have kids that need service hours, then bring them along and I can sign paperwork for the service hours.  Let me know if there are any questions at this time.


    Josh Lehmen, PE
    Central Chapter MATHCOUNTS Coordinator


    • 8 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Missouri State Capitol

    Schedule of Events:

    1:00pm - 2:00pm - Newly Licensed P.E. Certificate Presentation Ceremony
        (Includes family, friends, employers)

    2:00pm - 3:00pm - Cookie and Punch reception will follow ceremony of the 3rd
        floor rotunda of the State Capitol (All are welcome!)

    3:00pm - 3:30pm - Order of the Engineer Ceremony 

    Order of the Engineer

    Graduate and registered engineers are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless steel ring. The ceremonies are conducted by Links (local sections) of the Order.

    The Order is not a membership organization; there are never and meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one's pledge lifelong.

    The Obligation is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates
    (470-377 BC) that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The Obligation likewise, contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies. Initiates, as they accept it voluntarily, pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth's precious wealth.    

    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • MSPE Office and State Capitol Building

    Join MSPE for Capitol Day in Jefferson City on March 27th!

    JEFFERSON CITY - Members of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers are requested to advocate for industry issues at the 2019 Capitol Day. On March 27, MSPE teams up with ACEC Missouri and the Mercury Alliance’s advocacy day to spend the day learning and meeting with state legislators. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to help educate lawmakers on issues of importance to Licensed Professional Engineers!

    Preliminary Agenda:

    9:00 AM- Arrive at MSPE/ACEC Office (200 E McCarty Street; Jefferson City)

    9:15 AM – Overview of legislative issues by MSPE/ACEC Contract Lobbyist
    Mark Rhoads, 
    MSPE Executive Director Travis Lowe and ACEC/MO Executive Director Bruce Wylie 

    10 AM- Mercury Alliance Update by Mercury Alliance Executive Director Jeff Glenn

    11:00- Statehouse through 3:30pm

    Member Registration Fee: FREE

    To give MSPE the best opportunity to schedule legislative visits with local legislator, please register by March 10.

    • 18 Apr 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Engineering Center, 4359 Lindell, St. Louis 63018

    MSPE St. Louis Chapter

    April Luncheon
    Drones and Their Practical Application

    Thursday, April 18, 2019


    Abstract:  Luncheon to discuss Ameren's innovative and system reliability focused approach to deploying drones as a daily operation. There will be a demonstration (weather permitting).

    Ameren is deploying and utilizing unmanned aerial technology in multiple business lines with a focus on cost savings, reliability, safety and customer satisfaction.  Drones are being used daily throughout Ameren's service territory to inspect power lines, vegetation, gas and generation facilities with a high degree of success. Benefits are even being seen in storm restoration, where drone crews are able to assess damage in difficult to access areas in a fraction of the time a foot patrol would take.

    About the Presenter:

    James Pierce, GISP, sUAS – Supervisor, Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations, Ameren

    James Pierce is the supervisor of Ameren's Central UAS Department.  In his role, James leads 10+ young professionals including drone pilots and information scientists. James brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in engineering, remote sensing/GIS, aerial photography and project management to the drone team, with an undergraduate degree in geography, multiple certificates in computer programming, database design, cartography, drafting, masters courses in mining engineering and a Part 107 drone pilot certificate from the FAA.

    James has continuously ushered innovation with drones through his first introduction to the field 7 years ago in leading the UAV integration effort for a major mining corporation.  James has led the Ameren UAS team for over 4 years, culminating in the present day commercialized, program driven department that it is today.

    Here is a link to a recent article: https://www.bv.com/news/ameren-successfully-completes-industry-leading-60-mile-drone-flight-over-transmission-lines

    Time, Date, Location
    11:30am to 1:00pm, April 18, 2019, at the Engineering Center, 4359 Lindell, St. Louis 63018.  Registration starts at 11:30am and lunch is served at noon. The program will begin promptly at 12:15 pm.  One (1) PDH is available.

    $20/person, students and members in transition $10

    Please register and pay online using the link below for reservations by  Friday before the event.  If you've signed up and can't make it, please cancel by Friday before the meeting or we may have to charge you for the meal.


    Michael Buechter, PE, D.WRE, MSPE President    Eric Hollmann, PE, Program Chair

    314-768-2555 office                                                   314-206-4232 office

    mtbuec@stlmsd.com                                                    Eric.Hollmann@wsp.com


    MSPE Drone Program- April Luncheon.pdf

    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 19 Jun 2019
    • Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark

    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 21 Jul 2019
    • Kansas City Marriott Downtown Kansas City, MO

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