Upcoming events

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • UMKC Flarshiem Hall Room 531 (Toyota Room) 5100 Rockhill Road, KCMO 64110



    March Dinner Meeting with

    UMKC Student Chapter 

    Date:              Thursday, March 21st, 2019

    Time:            5:00 p.m. – MSPE WC BOD Meeting

                           5:30 p.m. - Registration / Networking
                           6:00 p.m. - Dinner
                           6:30 p.m. - Presentation of LEAP Awards & Slate of Officer Nominations
                           6:40 p.m. - Presentation: Machine Intelligence – Dr. Reza Derakshani
    UMKC Flarsheim Hall - Room 531 (Toyota Room)

                           5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
    Cost:              $20 for Members / Non-members; $10 for Students

    Program: Machine Intelligence

    What is intelligence? Can it be reverse engineered into a silicon wafer? Is the singularity near? These are some of the questions that we will entertain as we discuss the past, current state of the art, and the future of intelligent machines. 



    Reza Derakhshani, Ph.D. joined the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering as an assistant professor in 2004. He earned his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering respectively from West Virginia University. Dr. Reza Derakhshani’s research interests are in computational intelligence paradigms, especially artificial neural networks, and their applications in biomedical signal analysis, biometrics (physical and psychophysiological), and physiological system identification His interdisciplinary research has brought about close collaborations with researchers from different medical and engineering fields. Some of his recent research projects include noninvasive brain computer interfacing, a new patented biometric modality based on vasculature on the white of the eye, neural network models of human joints, and non-obtrusive psychophysiological pattern recognition using postural and ocular dynamics.


    • 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

    • 29 Oct 2019
    • 30 Oct 2019
    • Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO

Event registration sponsored by A2V Partners of Springfield, MO

Office: 573-636-4861
Fax: 573-636-5475

200 E. McCarty St., Ste 200
Jefferson City, MO 65101

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