October NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                

NJSPE Would Like to Welcome Its New 2017 New Members:

Hasan Akpunar Julian Sean De La Cruz
James F. Strunk, PE
Joseph Alameno Lino A. DeAlmeida III, PE
Adam Varone
Sergio Couto, PE Andrew Gay
Vincent S. Wagner, PE
Riza Ismail Dagli, PE Matthew D. Geier

Barathram Krishnamoorthy
Thileepan Rajah, EI/EIT

Save The Date....NJSPE will offer TWO FULL DAY Continuing Education programs prior to New Jersey's April 30th recertification deadline!

Full info to come in early November!
Programs will be in Somerset and Cherry Hill. 

Technical Meeting Announcement & Registration Form
Earn 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH) NJ, NY & PA

"Applications of Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) Rigid Inclusions"
DATE: Thursday - October 19, 2017
LOCATION: Pines Manor - Rt. 27, Edison, New Jersey
TIME: Cocktails 6:00 P.M. Dinner-7: 00 P.M.
PROGRAM - 7:45 P.M.
WELCOME: Sergio Couto, P.E., Chairman
PRESENTERS: Brandon Buschmeier P.E.,  Rob Wyman,  Menard Group USA

There's Still Time to Register for the New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management Conference
October 24-26, 2017

President Trump took office in January 2017, with new leadership at the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies. In addition, New Jersey citizens will elect a new Governor in November 2017. This new leadership at the state and federal level will result in uncertainties regarding floodplain management policies, priorities, programs, and funding. LEARN MORE & REGISTER

PEC News

Save the Dates: 2017-18 Schedule
10/19/17 Technical Seminars/1 PHD
"Applications of Controlled Modulus Columns (CMS) Rigid
Pines Manor - Edison, NJ
2/19-2/25/18 National Engineer's Week

2/22/18 The 42nd Annual - Construction Unity Dinner and Executive Committee Meeting
Pines Manor - Edison, NJ
3/21/18 Sol Seid Student Interviews
Scholarship Committee Meeting
Pines Manor - Edison, NJ
The 44th Annual Awards Bonhag
Dinner Dance
Grand Marquis, Old Bridge, NJ
Winter/Spring: Technical Seminars/Membership Meetings Dates & Topics
will be updated once confirmed - Notices will be emailed and posted on our website.

2017-18 - Updated Annual Sustaining Firm Membership Dues and Individual Membership. Support notices will be emailed and can be paid and updated via mail or on our website.

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         

Another Regional Initiative, This One for Zero-Emission Vehicles
NJ Spotlight

An eight-state effort wants to help reduce pollution from the transportation sector, NJ's biggest source of greenhouse-gas emissions.  The Christie administration shunned regional collaborations with neighboring states to fight climate change, but that probably will not be the case next year.  READ MORE

Climate Change in New Jersey? It's Here
NJ Spotlight

Climate change is happening in New Jersey, and some of its impacts are already occurring: warmer summers, more days of extreme rainfalls, and increased frequency and intensity of floods due to rising sea levels.  Hoping to kick off a statewide dialogue to fashion a comprehensive strategy for climate-change policy, Rutgers University and the New Jersey Climate Adaption Alliance gathered thought leaders at Duke Farm yesterday to begin hashing out strategies to deal with global warming and its consequences.  READ MORE

Fuel-cell Cars Finally Drive off the Lot
Chemical & Engineering News

Raymond Lim, a psychology and statistics instructor, describes himself as an "automobile enthusiast who likes to try out new technology." Celso Pierre also has a thing for cool gadgets. He's a mechanical engineer who loves hiking and the great outdoors. Anytime Pierre hears about new technology, he rushes to learn about it. For both men, that excitement has long included electric vehicles and fuel-efficient cars. So Lim and Pierre jumped at the opportunity to join the small but growing number of motorists who zip around California's roadways in their own fuel-cell vehicles. Lim drives a Toyota Mirai and Pierre motors around in a Hyundai Tucson. READ MORE

Engineering Surgical Implants that Grow with Children 

Medical implants can save lives by correcting structural defects in the heart and other organs. But until now, the use of medical implants in children has been complicated by the fact that fixed-size implants cannot expand in tune with a child's natural growth.  To address this unmet surgical need, a team of researchers from Boston Children's Hospital  and Brigham and Women's Hospital  have developed a growth-accommodating implant designed for use in a cardiac surgical procedure called a valve annuloplasty, which repairs leaking mitral and tricuspid valves in the heart.

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       

Mark your calendar now for the 2018 Professional Engineers Conference. This conference will be held July 17-23 in Las Vegas. READ MORE

Revised Federal Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines Accelerate Deployment but Pose Major Safety Risk 

The second version of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's guidance on autonomous vehicles,  A Vision for Safety, has reinforced the National Society of Professional Engineers' disappointment and deepened its concern due to the guidance's failure to adequately take into account NSPE's expressed public safety concerns.  NSPE has proactively engaged and advocated for the need to ensure that major technological, safety, and ethical implications are considered before engaging in testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles on public roads.  READ MORE

Call for Presentations 2018 Professional Engineers Conference 

The National Society of Professional Engineers is now accepting presentation submissions for consideration for the  2018 Professional Engineers Conference July 17-23, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Professional Engineers Conference attracts more than 400 professional engineers and industry leaders from across the United States and internationally for two full days of professional development and networking. The 2018 Professional Engineers Conference will include at least 25 one-hour sessions, presentations by national leaders, and commercial exhibits.  READ MORE

2017-2018 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                                           

Vatsal A. Shah, PE
Mark J. Janiszewski, PE
Past President
Michael J. Bennink, PE
Robert V. Kiser, PE
Vice President
Joseph A. Mancini, PE
Katherine Childers, PE
Brian Van Nortwick, EIT
NJSPE Director at Large
Robert J. Thiel, PE
NSPE Delegate (two-year term 2016-2018) 
Lawrence Powers, Esq.
Joe Simonetta, CAE
Executive Director