June NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                

NJSPE Member Renewals
If you have received your renewal for next year 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!


Congratulations  to our National Award Winners!
NJSPE members Vatsal Shah and Gene O'Brien were honored with national awards from NSPE this year. READ MORE

2019 NJSPE Awards Dinner & Installation Dinner 
It's that time again - the 2019 NJSPE Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mercer Oaks Golf Club. This event is the highlight of the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers's calendar year. It brings together hundreds of our members and their spouses as we celebrate the work we've all done in the past year. The buffet-style dinner includes a carving station and open bar. 

Everything You Need to Know About Maintaining Your PE License
Becoming an engineer is a long and difficult process. Getting your New Jersey professional engineering license was just one more step in your career as an engineer. Once you have your license though, the work is not over. You must maintain your license with continuing education courses to provide you with the Professional Development Hours (PDHs) you need to maintain and renew your license.

Annual MATHCOUNTS Golf Outing
On Tuesday, June 25, The NJSPE Education Foundation will hold its annual golf outing to benefit the New Jersey MATHCOUNTS program. For more than 30 years, MATHCOUNTS has provided enriching, extracurricular opportunities to middle school students and free, high-quality resources to educators. Every child is unique, but MATHCOUNTS believes all children are capable of seeing the beauty and joy of math, whether they are currently passionate about math or intimidated by it. The event will be held at Cherry Valley Country Club with a shotgun start at noon. There will be 3 prizes for Low Gross, 3 prizes for Low Calloway, 2 prizes for Nearest to Pin, 2 prizes for Longest Drive and a Putting Contest

There are sponsorship opportunities available and if you prefer, the option of a dinner buffet only is also available.

Once again, Tom Fisher, P.E. has agreed to chair the event this year. Please click here for more details and the registration form.

Save the Date - Northeast Regional Meeting
October 17 to 19, 2019. Joint New Hampshire Engineering Societies Conference and National Society of Professional Engineers in New Hampshire at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel. READ MORE

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         
Free Preview Of Rider STEM Courses At University In July

Community college students who want to pursue a STEM-related major at a four-year institution can preview the experience and gain firsthand knowledge of what to expect during Rider University's STEM Summer Institute from July 25 to 28, according to university officials. There is no cost to attend the three-day residential program, and all meals are covered as part of the experience. Additionally, all participants who complete the STEM Summer Institute will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship to Rider, renewable for up to three years, as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA before and while he or she is enrolled. 

Engineered Bacteria Could Be Missing Link in Energy Storage
Science Daily

Blockchain Enables New Power Market

Traditional generating stations that produce baseload power measured in hundreds of megawatts are either closing or struggling, unable to compete with inexpensive power produced by solar, wind, or natural gas-burning plants. To handle these multitude of distributed, small-bore sources, a new smart grid is developing, where small buyers and sellers of electricity may find a marketplace.  READ MORE

Girls Who Code receives NJTEEA Impact Award 

The New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NJTEEA) presented Girls Who Code with its Impact Award on May 31 at the NJTEEA's annual awards ceremony at Charlie Brown's restaurant in Chatham. The Impact Award honors exceptional supporters of technology education in New Jersey for their notable impact through virtuous support of students and educators in technology education. Girls Who Code was honored for its work to close the gender gap in technology through its free after-school Clubs and Summer Immersion Programs.   READ MORE  

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       
2019 Professional Engineers Conference

Save the Date! Mark your calendar for the 2019 Professional Engineers Conference, July 17-21, 2019 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City, Missouri. The conference is an opportunity for PEs and those on the path to licensure to connect with like-minded professionals, earn continuing education credits, and learn about the profession's top issues .  READ MORE

Public Safety Should Not Be an Afterthought

NSPE has challenged two automakers and federal regulators over public safety issues in the companies' development of autonomous vehicles. On May 14, NSPE questioned petitions from General Motors and Nuro Inc. that seek exemptions from vehicle safety requirements (such as having a steering wheel, gas and brake pedals, and a gearshift) for the AVs they are developing.  READ MORE

NSPE Teams Up in Licensing Alliance

Recently, NSPE joined with several other organizations representing licensed professions to form the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing. The alliance's goal is to aggressively promote the benefits of professional licensing, create a distinction between professions and occupations (and, thus, between professional and occupational licensing), and oppose the prevailing and deeply flawed message that licensing serves no beneficial purpose.  READ MORE

(High) Winds of Change

Extreme weather events tied to climate change are increasing. Some are asking whether the standard of care is changing as well. Floods submerging the Midwest, wildfires scorching California, hurricanes devastating coastal areas and islands. The news of extreme weather disasters seems unending lately. Data verify the increasing nature of these events. The number of disasters with billion-dollar damages has more than doubled recently, according to federal statistics released in February. Between 1980 and 2013, the US averaged about six such disasters a year. But over the last five years, more than 12 have occurred annually.  READ MORE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                                           

Robert V. Kiser, PE
Michael Bennink, PE 
Past President
Joseph A. Mancini, PE
Vince Wagner, PE
Vice President
Erica Vigliorolo, EIT
William Delisky, PE
Brian Van Nortwick, PE
NJSPE Director at Large
Robert J. Thiel, PE
NSPE Delegate  
Lawrence Powers, Esq.
Joe Simonetta, CAE
Executive Director