Upcoming events

    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Engineering Club of St. Louis, 4359 Lindell, St. Louis 63018

    January Joint Luncheon

     Protecting Your Inventions and Ideas: 

    Intellectual Property Fundamentals for an Engineer

    Engineers are fundamentally inventors every day. Many times, the sweat and financial toils of both the employer and employee should be protected in terms of a patent.  Mr. Kirk Damman, J.D. a patent attorney at Lewis Rice will shed insight and helpful information for our members to use in protecting Intellectual Property both in the United States and Internationally. The general process of preparing for invention disclosure, identifying a skilled attorney for one's particular technology and interfacing with that attorney will be discussed. Questions will be answered as time permits. Earn 1 PDH for this program.

    About the Presenter:

    Kirk A. Damman, J.D.:practices in all areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on helping startup and growing companies begin to manage, license, and gain value from their intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) and obtain protection for their most important ideas and products. Licensed to practice in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office for more than 10 years, Mr. Damman has co-authored two books on patent law and serves as the director of the United States Patent Practice (Patent Agency) degree program at Webster University.  He works with clients whose products are as diverse as: circuit and electrical designs; medical devices; computer software and Internet; heavy equipment and manufacturing; alternative energy and fuel; and consumer goods.  Mr. Damman is a 1999 graduate for Harvard Law School and member of IEEE.  Kirk was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars® 2010 and 2013.

    Where:  Engineering Club of St. Louis, 4359 Lindell, St. Louis 63018

    When:  January 17, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm. Lunch at Noon and program at 12:15.

    Cost:  $20/person or $5/students 


    Please register and pay online using the link below for reservations by 5:00pm, Friday, January 11th, 2019.  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


    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Well, 7421 Broadway Street, Kansas City, MO 64114

    Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport Overview and Runway 18-36 Improvements.

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    Thursday January 17, 2019

    11:30am-12:00pm – Registration and Networking
    12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch and Presentation

    Lee’s Summit owns and operates a municipal airport (LXT) which serves the Kansas City area as a designated reliever airport. The City adopted an Airport Master Plan in 1998 and has been working towards implementation of that plan. The expansion of the airport was not always welcomed by the community, and Lee’s Summit often struggled to move forward. In recent years, the airport has begun to be seen as more of a business center and economic development tool which helped set the course for a number of airport improvements. The last four years for the airport have been very busy with almost $30M of improvements including runway and taxiway enhancements.

    Bob Hartnett is currently serving as the Deputy Director of Public Works Admin/Operations for the City of Lee’s Summit, MO with oversight responsibilities over airport activities. He has been working on airport improvements since his first day of work with Lee’s Summit in 1979. He has been active in professional associations including serving on the executive committees of the local chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), and currently serves as Chairman of the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects.

    Ty Sander is the Regional Aviation Group Manager for Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. and has 20 years of experience in the Aviation design and construction industry. Ty graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1998.

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MSPE's Educational Foundation Building, 200 E. McCarty St., Suite 200, Jefferson City, MO 65101


    MSPE’s Winter Board of Directors Meeting

    10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2018 MSPE’s Educational Foundation Building located at 200 E. McCarty Street in Jefferson City, MO. Special Meeting of the Membership to approve By-Laws will start at 9:30 a.m.

    Pre-Registration is required by 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    Cost for the meeting is $20.00 per person (this covers lunch, meeting materials and building use costs); payment is expected by MSPE prior to the meeting.

    The schedule for MSPE’s Winter Meeting is as follows:

    • 9:00 a.m.      Sign-In and Coffee
    • 9:30 a.m.      Special Meeting of the Membership to approve By-Laws
    • 10:00 a.m.    MSPE Board of Directors Meeting
    • 11:45 p.m.    Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m.      Educational Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
    • 2:00 p.m.      Adjourn
    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Drury University, 900 N Benton Ave, Springfield, MO 65802

    MSPE Ozark Chapter MathCounts Competition

    When: Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Where: Drury University - Springfield, Missouri

    Program: Middle school Mathletes from Ozark-area Missouri schools will compete in the
    local MSPE-Ozark 
    Chapter contest of the national MATHCOUNTS program.
    MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide program 
    designed to improve math skills among
    students. Sponsors, including MSPE, help encourage middle school
    students, who are at 
    a crucial stage in developing and sustaining math interest
    and ability.

    Additional details or volunteer questions can be directed to Jerry Jesky at jjesky@olsson.com

    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Immaculate Conception Catholic School, 1208 E McCarty St, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

    • 15 Feb 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Engineering Center, 4359 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

    MSPE St. Louis Chapter
    68th National Engineers Week Reception and Awards Program

    When: Friday February 15th 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    Where: The Engineering Center, 4356 Lindell Blvd,
    St. Louis, MO 63108

    Program: Networking at 6:30 PM
    Dinner at 7:00 PM
    Program Begins at 7:30 PM

    2019 Awards will be given for the categories listed below:

    Outstanding PE in Government

    Outstanding PE in Industry

    Outstanding PE in Construction

    Outstanding PE in Education

    Outstanding PE in Private Practice

    Engineer of the Year

    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Missouri Southern State University, Billingsly Student Center, Room 335

    MSPE Southwest Chapter


                                        MissouriSociety of Professional Engineers


    2019 Chapter Mathcounts Competition

    Every year the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (http://www.mspe.org) organizes a local and state Mathcounts competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

    The MATHCOUNTS Foundation (https://www.mathcounts.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides engaging math programs to U.S. middle school students of all ability levels in order to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem solving. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. MATHCOUNTS provides students with the kinds of experiences that foster growth and transcend fear to lay a foundation for future success.

    For more than 30 years MATHCOUNTS has provided enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students and free, high-quality resources to educators. Every child is unique, but we believe all children are capable of seeing the beauty and joy of math, whether they come to us already passionate about math, or intimidated by it.

    This year’s competition is held at:
    MSSU Billingsly Student Center: Room 335
    February 16th, 2019
    8:00am – 12:30pm

    Students are in teams of 4 and endure 4 categories of testing:

    1. Sprint Round: focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have 40 minutes to complete 30 math problems without a calculator.
    2. Target Round: focuses on problem-solving and mathematical reasoning. Students receive 4 pairs of problems and have 6 minutes to complete each pair, assuming the use of a calculator.
    3. Team Round: focuses on problem-solving and collaboration. Students have 20 minutes to complete 10 math problems, assuming the use of a calculator. Only the 4 students on a school's team can take this round officially.
    4.  Countdown Round: focuses on speed and accuracy. Students have a maximum of 45 seconds per problem without a calculator.

    Participating schools this year are:

    1. Lamar Middle School
    2. Nevada Middle School
    3. Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
    4. Marionville Middle School
    5. Monett Middle School
    6. Streeter Home School

    Southwest Chapter Geographic Region includes the counties of Bates, Vernon, Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Barry, Lawrence, Dade, Cedar, and St. Clair. Major cities/towns include Joplin, Neosho, Nevada, Carthage, Monett, Aurora, Lamar, Mt. Vernon, and Butler.

    For more information contact:
    Jason Osiek, Southwest Chapter Mathcounts Coordinator

    MATHCOUNTS Agenda.pdf

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Downtown Marriott Muehlebach Tower, Imperial/Colonial Ballroom, 200 W 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

    MSPE Western Chapter & KSPE Eastern Chapter, Co-Sponsors
    Cordially Invite You and Your Firm to join us at the
    68th Annual Engineers Week Celebration

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    10:00 AM Booth set-up
    10:30 AM Exhibits open & Networking
    11:30 AM Luncheon
    12:00 PM Awards
    12:30 PM Presentation

    Downtown Marriott Muehlebach Tower
    Imperial/Colonial Ballroom
    200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

    Barney Allis Plaza Central Garage or Marriott Hotel Parking       
    (Bring parking ticket for reduced fee voucher)
    Please Car pool where possible.

    $750-5,000 Sponsor - Various Benefits (See last page of registration packet for details)
    $ 50.00 Individuals in advance
    $ 60.00 Individuals at the door (checks or credit card only)
    $ 475.00 Tables of 10

    $ 30.00 Retired members of MSPE or KSPE in advance
    $ 30.00 Student Award winner guest in advance

    $ 200.00 Booth rental
    $ 100.00 Booth - Professional Organization
    $ 0.00 Booth rental - School (First Table)
    $ 100.00 Booth rental - School (Each Additional Table)

    House Salad
    Pan Seared Chicken Breast, Tomato Vodka Sauce, Grilled Artichokes, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    Must be received by 12:00 PM, Friday, February 15, 2019,

    Mail in registration form
    Payment & attached form (checks Payable to: "WC MSPE Education Foundation") mailed to:
    WC MSPE Education Foundation
    PO Box 8724, Kansas City, MO 64114-0724

    The Engineer of the Year from KSPE Eastern Chapter and Young Engineer of the Year from MSPE Western Chapter and the top student winners from MathCounts, Bridge Building and Future Cities competitions will be honored. Our Keynote Speaker will follow the award presentations.


    Keynote Speaker:
    Dr. Vince Bertram is president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way(PLTW). Since joining the organization in June 2011, PLTW has grown to serve approximately 11,500 schools across the U.S., trained thousands of teachers, and received numerous national recognitions and awards. In 2014, he was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to serve as the education expert for its United States Speaker and Specialist Program. The National Science Foundation (NSF), in consultation with the Department of Education, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, appointed Vince to the congress-authorized STEM Education Advisory Panel in 2018. He serves on the Olin College of Engineering President’s Council. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, is a frequent contributor to national publications, and is a New York Times bestselling author with his books Dream Differently: Candid Advice for America’s Students and One Nation Under-Taught: Solving America’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Crisis.

    Prior to joining PLTW, Dr. Bertram spent 20 years in education as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of Indiana’s third-largest urban school district. 

    Dr. Bertram holds an Ed.D, MS, Ed.S, and BS degrees from Ball State University, a master’s degree in education policy and management from Harvard University, and MBA degrees from Georgetown University and ESADE Business School. He also earned an executive certificate in strategy and innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management and is an alumnus of the Chicago Management Institute at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. In 2018, he received the National Instruments Innovations in STEM Award, which celebrates an individual who is dedicated to equipping students for successful careers. Dr. Bertram received an honorary doctorate in engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, was named a "Distinguished Hoosier" by Governor Mitch Daniels, received the "Intellectual Contributions and Faculty Tribute" award for his contributions to the intellectual life at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and received the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Ball State University. 

    Your company will be featured at this Celebration with a multitude of benefits depending on your Sponsorship level.  Some benefits include a complimentary booth, a table of 10 in premium locations, and your corporate logo in the program and in the slide show displayed during the luncheon for fees ranging from $750.00-$5,000.00.  Please see the attached Sponsorship Packages for details.

    Consider inviting either a High School student who is a "Project Lead The Way" or "First Robotics" participant or an Engineering student from UMKC to join you and your group at your table. This is an excellent way to get to know a future colleague.  Please indicate the number of students you are willing to sponsor when registering.

    Exhibit Booths:
    The pre-function lobby area will be available to universities, companies and professional societies to host an exhibit.

    Business Journal Supplement:
    You or someone in your firm or organization is highly encouraged to submit articles for consideration for publication in the Kansas City Business Journal Supplement that will be published and distributed in the February 22 KCBJ edition. If you would like to submit an article for publication, please contact. :  Cody Porter, I.E., E-week Committee, (816) 701-3155, cody.porter@wilsonco.com. The due date for submitting articles is: January 17, 2019. If your firm or organization would like to advertise in this special Edition of the KCBJ supplement, please contact Tracey Passantino at (816) 777-2227, tpassantino@bizjournals.com.  Advertising space reservations are due:  January 25, 2019.

    More Information:
    Celebration:          Kyle Roberts, P.E., E-week Committee, 816-969-1845, kroberts@burnsmcd.com

    KCBJ articles:      Cody Porter, I.E., E-week Committee, (816) 701-3155, cody.porter@wilsonco.com

    KCBJ ads:             Tracey Passantino; KCBJ Representative, 816-777-2227; tpassantino@bizjournals.com


    Presenting Sponsor (Limit 1) - $5000
    Your company will be the E-Week Presenting Sponsor with Advertising and Recognition as such (see below). Benefits include an Exhibitor’s Booth (double the space), and three Tables of 10 front and center at the Luncheon. Additional Luncheon seats receive a discount of 25%.

    Platinum Sponsor (Limit 2) - $2500
    Your company will be a Platinum Sponsor with Advertising and Recognition as such (see below).  Benefits include an Exhibitor’s Booth (double the space), and two Tables of 10 in premium location at the Luncheon.  Additional Luncheon seats receive a discount of 15%.

    Gold Sponsor  - $1500
    Your company will be a Gold Sponsor with Advertising and Recognition as such (see below). Benefits include an Exhibitor’s Booth, and one Table of 10 in premium location at the Luncheon.  Additional Luncheon seats receive a discount of 10%.

    Silver Sponsor - $750
    Your company will be a Silver Sponsor with Advertising and Recognition as such (see below).  Benefits include an Exhibitor’s Booth, and a Half Table (5 seats) at the Luncheon.  Additional Luncheon seats receive a discount of 5%.

    Advertising/Recognition Tiers

    o   Presenting Sponsor: Your Company’s logo is added to all materials as 'Presenting Sponsor', which includes all communications prior to the luncheon, the printed program, the Luncheon slideshow, verbal recognition during the Luncheon, and the table listing posters outside of the Luncheon Room.

    o   Platinum Sponsor: Your Company’s logo will be displayed in the printed program and the Luncheon slideshow, and your company will be given verbal recognition during the Luncheon.

    o   Gold Sponsor: Your Company’s logo will be displayed during the Luncheon slideshow, your company name in the printed program, and your company will receive verbal recognition during the Luncheon.

    o   Silver Sponsor: Your Company’s  name will be displayed during the Luncheon slideshow and in the printed program, and your company will receive verbal recognition during the Luncheon.

    • 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

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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