July 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!

NJSPE Call for Continuing Education Presentations for November 2019 and March 2020!

NJ State Board of PE's license renewal deadline is April 30, 2020. NJSPE is presenting two Days of Continuing Education to help PE's attain the credits needed for renewal. If you have a program for presentation, or a suggestion on topics or speakers, please send them by clicking the link below and entering the info. Deadline date for your presentation or idea to be considered in the selection process is August 16th.

NJSPE Call for Continuing Education Presentations for November 2019 and March 2020!   

As a licensed professional engineer, you've worked hard to add that "PE" at the end of your name. In recent years, across the country there has been an increase in attempts to deregulate and eliminate professional engineering licensure. So why are professional engineers, those who play a critical role in protecting public health and safety with design, facing this threat? If professional engineers ceased to exist, how could we ensure that those completing engineers duties are well qualified? The growing movement by some governors and legislators to target the regulation of occupations and professions has caught the attention of NSPE and NJSPE.  READ MORE

Everything You Need to Know About Renewing Your PE License
It's almost that time of year again - time to begin the process of renewing your PE license. By preparing early, you can check off all your minimum requirements and complete the renewal process without having the stress of waiting until the last minute. To help you get started, we put together links to helpful resources you need to renew your license.  READ MORE

August 7 - Professional Engineers Day!
On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, professional engineers, AEC firms, and organizations that employ PEs will raise awareness of the profession with social media posts and videos using the hashtag #LicensedPEDay. Professional Engineers Day has grown tremendously, with more NSPE members, partner organizations, engineering firms, engineering schools, and even the public celebrating the event each year. READ MORE

MATHCOUNTS National Competition 
The 2019 NJ MATHCOUNTS National Competition was held May 11-14 in Orlando, FL. The New Jersey team placed 8th out of 56 teams and eighth grader George Cao placed 21th out of 224 mathletes. The New Jersey team members were Courtney Johnson, Coach from Thomas Grover Middle School, Kishan Bava from Heritage Middle School, Bryan Zhang from Green Broom Middle School, Qirui (a.k.a. Locke) Cai Thomas Grover Middle School, and George Cao from Montgomery Middle School. READ MORE

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

2019 Awards and Installation Dinner
2019 NJSPE Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Mark J Rohmeyer, PE
2019 NJSPE Outstanding Engineer of the Year Paul Pogorzelski, PE
2019 Incoming President Robert V. Kiser, PE making remarks.
Master of Ceremony Gene O'Brien, PE addressing the dinner.
Jim Purcell, PE giving the Oath of Office to the 2019-2020 officers.
New officers from l to r. NSPE Delegate Robert J. Thiel, PE; NJSPE Director at Large Brian Van Nortwick, PE; Secretary William P. Delisky, PE; Treasurer Erica Ann Vigliorlo, EIT; Vice President Vincent S. Wagner, PE; President Robert V. Kiser, PE; and Master of Ceremonies Gene R. O'Brien, PE.

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         
'Smart Cities' conference highlights Newark's tech infrastructure

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and New Jersey Institute of Technology President Joel Bloom used the occasion of the June 26 New Jersey Alliance for Action Inaugural Statewide 5G Construction/Smart Cities Conference to tout the technology infrastructure that wires the state's largest city.  READ MORE

Lack of Engineers, Summer Schedule Create NJ Transit Frustration 
NJ Spotlight

Here is the full list of projects Murphy put on hold after budget brawl. It includes aid for cancer care, colleges and cities.

Three days after signing into law a $38.7 billion state budget for this fiscal year, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $235 million in spending items he has put a hold on until the state comes up with extra cash to pay for them. Murphy said many were programs and grants he supports but that he wasn't willing to tap the $1.3 billion in surplus the state is projected to have at the end of this fiscal year to fund them.  READ MORE

U.S. Offshore Wind Project Awards Push Market Boundaries 
Engineering News Record

U.S. offshore wind energy generation in the developing East Coast hub has leaped forward in recent weeks, with New Jersey's much-anticipated award of an 1,100-MW project to Danish giant ├śrsted, formerly the energy firm DONG.  Set for construction off the coast of Atlantic City, the estimated $1.6-billion wind farm is the country's largest offshore capacity award.  Additionally, New York is set to announce imminently the winner of its first project to build 800 MW-or more if offers are attractive.    READ MORE  

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       
Threats to Professional Licensure

This page has been setup to assist state societies with the latest threats to licensure developments in your state. Learn more about threats to licensure in New Jersey.  READ MORE

NSPE Welcomes New Class of Fellow Members for 2019

Eleven outstanding professional engineers have been named to the 2019 class of Fellow members by the National Society of Professional Engineers. The Fellow membership grade honors those active NSPE members who have demonstrated exemplary and devoted service to their profession, the Society, and their community. Requirements for the designation include holding at least one elected office at any level and active involvement at the national level. This prestigious designation has been awarded to just over one percent of all NSPE members since the award was established in 2000.  READ MORE

Refocusing for the Future

As I proudly begin my term as NSPE president, I look forward to the opportunity and challenges our organization will face during my term. Over the past year, under the leadership of President Michael Aiken, P.E., F.NSPE, we have spent a significant amount of time and resources developing a new strategic plan. The product of this effort is a plan with four main areas of focus: driving growth, shaping public policy, educating for the future, and diversity and tomorrow's engineer. I am excited to be part of the implementation of this new plan because I believe it aligns very well with my personal experience and passion for the profession.  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