June NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                

NJSPE Would like to Welcome its New Members:
Hamed Salim AL ALAwi (Student)
Caledonian College of Engineering
Devangkuamr Dilipbhai Patel (Graduate Student)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Hamed Al Mukhaini (Student)
Oman Lng
Timothy Rioux Timothy, PE
Rioux Engineering LLC
Ahmed Humaid ALhinaai II (Student)
Felix Sahayaraj (Student)
Anna University
Othman Salim Almoqbali (Student)
Mustafa Sulaiman (Student)
Caledonia College of Engineering
Stephanie Hartson EI/EIT
Ahmed Tenzekhti (Student)
Caledonian College of Engineering
Dennis R. Newman PE
Newman Associates
Joseph Viuch
Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Steven Palacios (Student)
Gregory Xikes, PE
SEAS Designs, PC

Celebration of NJ Professional Engineers
Awards & Installation Reception
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:30-8:30 PM

Mercer Oaks Golf Club
725 Village Road West 
West Windsor, New Jersey

First 20 registered spouses attend for free  compliments of 
ANS Consultants  

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!


2018 MathCounts Golf Outing
On Tuesday, June 26, 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. 

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         

Murphy Offers Loan Aid, Intern Funding to Keep STEM Students and Jobs in NJ
NJ Spotlight

To help keep STEM scholars in New Jersey after graduation, Gov. Phil Murphy is proposing two state-funded programs to address the affordability issue head-on for those pursuing careers in the coveted sector. The first initiative is designed to aid New Jersey students seeking degrees related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who commit to working here after they graduate by forgiving up to $8,000 of their student-loan debt.  READ MORE

BPU: NJ's Offshore Wind Plan Getting International Attention

New Jersey is getting attention as one of the first states to push for an aggressive offshore wind plan, thanks to Gov. Phil Murphy.  The BPU has been in conversation with the Danish embassy and others who have "suddenly discovered New Jersey is a player as far as offshore wind is concerned," he said.  In addition, New Jersey was recognized at the  US Offshore Wind 2018  conference and exhibition, organized by New Energy Update and held in Boston this week. Elisabeth Treseder, senior regulatory adviser for Danish offshore wind developer ├śrsted, and Kenneth Sheehan from the BPU were on the panel to discuss New Jersey's development plan - including "how new leadership in New Jersey will ensure that offshore wind advances rapidly and expands its mandate to 3,500 MW of capacity," according to the agenda. 

ENR Regionals Seeking Entries for 2018 Legacy Awards
Engineering News Record

Do you know people who have established a solid "legacy" of lifetime service to the AEC industry and their colleagues? Movers. Shakers. Mentors. True professionals who have gone above and beyond their duties for decades? Consider nominating them for a Legacy Award in one of the 10 ENR regions. The winners will be honored during this year's Best Projects events, and we will write a profile story about them in an upcoming ENR regional magazine. There is no charge to submit a nomination.  READ MORE

New Jersey's first lady encourages girls to pursue STEM careers

At the chemistry lab building at Princeton University, New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy was talking about this year's Young Women Conference. It's an event to encourages more girls to go into science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, fields. It's something the first lady says is very important to her.  "I think it's a problem across the state in terms of getting people into STEM overall, so I love the fact that they're doing this here," Murphy said.  Numbers from New Jersey show out of about 327,000 STEM jobs in the state, only 25 percent are filled by women. READ MORE

74-Year-Old Parsippany Man Is NJIT's Oldest Engineering Grad

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       

Professional Engineers Day 2018

Celebrate licensure and the profession with PEs around the world on August 1, 2018 for the third annual Professional Engineers Day!  On August 8, 1907, the first professional engineering license was issued to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming. Since that time, licensure has expanded and professional engineers across the U.S. have made the commitment to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. NSPE is celebrating licensed professional engineers with the third annual Professional Engineers Day  on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Join us as we raise awareness about what it means to be a PE, recognize licensed PEs, and show appreciation for the work they do each and every day.  READ MORE

Changing the Conversation on the Value of the PE

NSPE was saddened to learn of the pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University on March 16, 2018, and the tragic loss of life. NSPE immediately offered its deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and Miami's citizens. We are closely monitoring the investigation into the collapse. By determining the root cause, PEs can help prevent crises like this from occurring again.  Just four days later, there was another fatality-this time, a pedestrian in Arizona was struck and killed in the first fatal crash involving a fully autonomous vehicle. Again, NSPE publicly expressed its deepest condolences to the victim's family and all involved in this incident.   READ MORE

NSPE Defeats Major Threat to PE License in Louisiana

In a victory for professional engineers, a Louisiana bill (H.B. 748) was stripped of a provision that would prohibit the use of most professional certifications or accreditations within the state and a provision that presumes that market competition is sufficient to protect consumers.  The final version of the Occupational Licensing Review Act directs the governor to review on an annual basis not less than 20% of the agencies engaged in regulatory and licensing activities over the rules, regulations, and procedures employed by the agency. Within five years, the governor would have reviewed all agencies.   READ MORE

Register Before it's Too Late! 
Register now for the 2018 Professional Engineers Conference on July 18-22 in Las Vegas.  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. Located at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, the 2018 Professional Engineers Conference is one you won't want to miss.  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