January NJSPE Update
The New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers (NJSPE) is rolling out the 2021 year long sponsorship program.

This is great chance for your company to get in front of hundreds of Professional Engineers.
The NJSPE is offering a menu of services to help you build your brand within the professional community
The NJSPE website gets hundreds of visits per month. The NJSPE is building an online library of training courses that are frequently visited and purchased by not only NJSPE members but Professional Engineers who are interested in our various topics. The NJSPE email database is vast, with a recent list of all licensed PE’s across the state, this is great chance to let the NJSPE market your company with little effort on your part.

We’re allowing any 2021 yearlong sponsor who signs up now to have these sponsorships start immediately! This is extra marketing value for your group!

The NJSPE Awards honor individuals and firms for achievements in the practice and profession of engineering.
We are pursuing nominations of individuals for the following awards:

  • Distinguished Engineering Service Award
  • Outstanding Professional Engineer Award
  • Outstanding Young Professional Engineer/ Engineer-in-Training Award

In addition, NJSPE is accepting nominations for Professional Development Awards. These awards will recognize those entities with the best records of professional engineering employment practices.
The latest version of the NJSPE Awards Guidelines are available for download here or on the NJSPE website. We invite you to review the attached guidelines and make a submission for each award category.

All nominations must be delivered to: 
NJSPE Awards Committee 
ATTN: Laura Slomka
414 River View Plaza 
Trenton, NJ 08611-3420 

DEADLINE: Jan. 29, 2021

Society of American Military Engineers 2021 Student Scholarship

The Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who will be entering their 2nd through last year of study at a Community College, four year College or University in the 2021-2022 academic year. Priority for Scholarship awards will be citizens of the U.S., residents of NJ and/or matriculated in a university located in the New Jersey.

Scholarship applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or higher to apply

For questions and Applications please contact:
with email subject line 2021 NJ Post SAME Scholarship.

14 engineering and architecture students from Rowan , Rutgers, Virginia Tech, and NJ Institute of Technology were awarded scholarships over the past three years.

DEADLINE: March 11, 2021

National Engineering Society Announces
New Executive Director and CEO 

Monika Schulz

The National Society of Professional Engineers is pleased to announce the selection of Monika Schulz, CAE, as the Society’s new executive director and chief executive officer effective February 15, 2021. Schulz has a long history in associations and a passion for the contributions they make to society, both of which align with NSPE’s future focus and direction.  

“As we embark on the new year, we are starting a new chapter in NSPE’s history,” said NSPE president Tricia Hatley, P.E., F.NSPE. “It is thrilling to be in this place where NSPE’s volunteer leadership recognized the value that Monika’s expertise and authentic leadership style will bring to our organization. Her collaborative, yet-data-driven, approach to management will facilitate the successful execution of our strategic plan, and she’s demonstrated her ability to collaborate with state and local chapters to increase impact at her prior organizations.” 

Before joining NSPE, Schulz served for over five years as the CEO of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) in Fairfax, Virginia. In this role, she collaborated with the organization’s board on strategic planning, implementing data-driven decision making, and carrying out a rebranding initiative. She also built stronger ties among the organization’s 50 state and local chapters, bolstered member engagement, and expanded a national conference and tradeshow as well as a national orchestra festival.  

“I’m very excited to be joining the NSPE team,” said Schulz, “and I look forward to collaborating with leadership, state societies, and the NSPE management team to further NSPE’s vision, mission, and initiatives. Engineers make the world a better place in which to live, and I feel incredibly fortunate and proud to champion the important work of professional engineers.” 

Big news from MATHCOUNTS!! 
Do you know a 6, 7 or 8th grader who loves math or possibly needs to improve his or her math skills? Maybe MATHCOUNTS is the answer. MATHCOUNTS has a free National Math Club that give students an opportunity to play fun math games in a non-competitive social environment. MATHCOUNTS also has a nationwide competition series. All of the competitions through the State level will be online for the 2020-2021 year. This and other changes will expand access to a larger group of potential participants.  
Who can register? Any type of school, of any size, can register—public, private, religious, charter, virtual or home school can register up to 15 students (up from the traditional 10 students). If a mathlete’s school is not planning to register, an individual can register as a non-school competitor. To also expand the fun, four practice competitions and an additional competition level have been added this year.  
Registered schools and non-school competitors will have access to the 4 practice competitions on October 15, November 15, December 15 and January 22.  
Chapter Competition will be from 1pm (EST) February 5 through 1pm (EST) February 6 
Chapter Invitational Competition will be held at 7pm (EST) on February 25 
State Competition will be held at 7pm (EST) on March 25 
Click here to learn more about the National Math Club 
Click here for the Official Rules and Procedures for the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series 
Click here to register for the Competition Series 

A seminar on Green Infrastructure and Pervious Pavement

The NSPE Fellow Program

A national program intended to recognize deserving professional engineers who have demonstrated long term professional service at the chapter, state and national levels of NSPE.

The NSPE Board of Directors established the Fellow recognition program to honor those licensed members who have demonstrated exemplary service to the profession, the Society, and the community.

NJSPE Would Like to Welcome Its Newest Members and
Welcome Back Rejoins – Thank you for your membership!
Christopher M. Campion Jr., PE
Eastern Fire & Safety, LLC
Michael Conaway, PE    
Ostergaard Acoustical Associates
Jon Gaskill, EI/EIT
Langan Engineering
Ryan Goodall (Student)
The College of New Jersey BME
Daniel J. Grdovic, PE       
Edison Energy
Kiran C. Korah (Student)
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Sirus Miandoabi, PE
Integral Engineering Services, PLLC
Christina O'Neill (Student)
The College of New Jersey

NJSPE wants to hear about your company achievements!
Has your company made any great achievements, won awards, or been recognized for a job well done? We want to hear about it!
Submit your company achievements to info@njspe.org to be featured on NJSPE's social media channels! Please include any relevant images, links, videos, etc.!
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Reduced Cost Ethics Training for Professional Engineers
To help our members meet their requirements, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers has launched a new online ethics training for professional engineers at a reduced cost. 
This two-hour online video, presented by the NJSPE counsel Larry Powers, will provide you with the two credits required for the ethics portion of your professional engineer license. Once the video is viewed in its entirety, you will be e-mailed a certificate proving you have met this licensing requirement. READ MORE
NJSPE Member Renewals
If you have received your renewal and are paying by Purchase Order or Voucher, please send all paper work to NJSPE for a signature. You can mail it to NJSPE, 414 River View Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611 or you can fax it to 609-393-9891. Thank you for your membership!
Job Opportunities
Mechanical Engineer/Industrial Mechanic/Millwright General Manager
20,000 sq. ft. machine and fabrication shop with mobile cranes to 110 ton, heavy service truck fleet with contracts for Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants, Multi housing authority mechanical trades maintenance, welding, rigging, pump, motor and gearbox rebuilding. Must have 10 years previous hands on experience in Millwright and related trades with AS in Mechanical/Industrial/Electrical/Civil Engineering minimum or 5 years experience as a Mechanical Engineer for a similar company and BSME. Good driving record. Pr-employment drug and physical screening required. Must have clean legal record for back ground check by Mercer County Sheriffs Office.
Salary plus benefits to include 401K, Holiday, Vacation, Medical, Uniforms, etc.
Starting salary $95,000.00/year with advancement to Full Partner/Owner possible for the right person.
Contact to Apply
Gary M. Hochschild
609-396-4751 ext. 301
Electrical Test Engineer
Location: Passaic County
Primary Duties
- Test microprocessor controlled power conversion equipment
- Determine software procedural changes, tools, materials and equipment. 
- Install circuits for electrical low voltage systems. 
- Wire new equipment according to Wiring Diagrams and troubleshoot existing systems. 
- Perform miscellaneous duties as directed by Supervisor. 
- Repair electronic components using electronic test equipment and replacement parts 
- Diagnose and repair and/or replace damaged or broken wires, cables and faulty electrical components of machines such as relays, switches, and control panels.
- Must be able to solely and safely lift and move materials weighing up to 75 pounds. 
- Knowledge of test equipment to include oscilloscope, multi-meters, digital analyzers, battery analyzers, frequency meters, and decibel meters. 
- Must be computer literate with Windows. 
- Work overtime as needed.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be willing to travel when required
- Medical Coverage
- 401K
- Vacation (2 weeks)
Contact to Apply:
Francine Van Heusen

Study Suggests Smart Assistant Design Improvements for Deaf User

In their study, Blair and Saeed Abdullah, assistant professor of information sciences and technology, conducted in-depth interviews with deaf users of smart assistants and collected survey data from individuals with mild to profound hearing loss.

Using Solar Energy and Agriculture to Limit Climate Change, Assist Rural Communities

Co-developing land for both solar photovoltaic power and agriculture could provide 20% of total electricity generation in the United States with an investment of less than 1% of the annual US budget, new researchers found.

Neutronic Engine: New Engine Capability Accelerates Advanced Vehicle Research

In the quest for advanced vehicles with higher energy efficiency and ultra-low emissions, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are accelerating a research engine that gives scientists and engineers an unprecedented view inside the atomic-level workings of combustion engines in real time.

AI-Designed Serotonin Sensor may Help Scientists Study Sleep and Mental Health

Researchers have described how they used advanced genetic engineering techniques to transform a bacterial protein into a new research tool that may help monitor serotonin transmission with greater fidelity than current methods. Preclinical experiments, primarily in mice, showed that the sensor could detect subtle, real-time changes in brain serotonin levels during sleep, fear, and social interactions, as well as test the effectiveness of new psychoactive drugs.

NSPE Government Relations Staff Releases 2020 Advocacy Report

NSPE’s Government Relations staff has released its year-end report—By the Numbers—a semi-deep dive into how advocacy campaigns performed, which issues staff tracked and how often, and which members of Congress were most and least supportive of NSPE issues.

National Engineering Society Welcomes New Senior Director for Ethics and Professional Practice

The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) recently welcomed Rebecca Bowman as the new Senior Director, Ethics and Professional Practice. In this role, Bowman will be responsible for serving as the subject matter expert on engineering ethics, providing ethics counsel to members in need of guidance and providing management, policy direction, and guidance on ethics in all internal and external operations of the organization. 

NSPE President Warns Against Broad-Brush Licensing Reform

In a letter to the editor published in the Oklahoman on September 22, NSPE President Tricia Hatley, P.E., F.NSPE, challenged an opinion piece that advocates making temporary licensing deregulation permanent—measures that were enacted in response to the COVID pandemic.

EWeek 2021 Focuses on the Future

Engineers Week 2021, with the theme “Imagining Tomorrow,” will take place February 21–27, and this year’s focus will be on virtual role models, distance learning, and diversity and belonging.
Joseph A. Mancini, PE
Robert V. Kiser, PE
William Delisky, PE
Erica Vigliorolo, EIT
Tejal Patel, PE
Jeffrey Laux, PE
Brian Van Nortwick, PE
Mark Shourds, PE, F.NSPE
Lawrence Powers, Esq.
Joe Simonetta, CAE
Past President
Vice President
NJSPE Director at Large
NSPE Delegate
Executive Director