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 email@example.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
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.
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!
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.
MSPE St. Louis Chapter
April LuncheonDrones 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, Location11:30am 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.
Cost$20/person, students and members in transition $10
RegistrationPlease 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
MSPE Drone Program- April Luncheon.pdf
200 E. McCarty St., Ste 200Jefferson City, MO 65101