March NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                


These courses are applicable for NJ PE License Renewal-- DEADLINE, April 30, 2018

April 23, 2018 at 
The Palace at Somerset Park

Offering 6.5 PDH credits for Professional Engineers NJ; 4.5 PDH for NY, PA and other states that accept NJ or NJSPE accredited programs.

Capacity is limited! Register early to ensure a seat!
Registration coming soon!

NJSPE Would like to Welcome its New Members:
Robert P Adams Robert, PE
USACE-Philadelphia District

Matthew David Marko, PE
US Navy
Walter Dolinski, PE
ASCO Power Technologies
Kevin Milfort (Student)
Steve Esposito
Manisha Patel, PE
Hershy Engineering and Consulting P.C.
Alan R. Hildebrant, PE
Aaron Isaac & Hildebrant
Michael Russell (Student)
Javier Kienzle, PE
Bloom Energy
Richie Vo (Student)
Philip A. LiVecchi, PE
Mott MacDonald
Barry Wham, PE
Wham Engineering Services, Inc.
Robert A. Lopez, PE
Alex S. Wishnie, PE
ARH Associates


March is New Jersey STEM Month
and the Women in Technology Global Marathon

There are two excellent movements taking place throughout March.  Global Marathon is a worldwide effort to start and engage in career-oriented conversations that provide actionable advice for today's professionals. This year's focus is women in engineering and technology.

The inaugural  New Jersey STEM Month was created, with the support of the state government, to celebrate New Jersey's commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Engage with us on  Facebook Twitter , or our new  Instagram by tagging us and using #NJSTEMMonth and #GlobalMaratho n. 

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!

Global Day of the Engineer
Taking place on April 4, 2018, Global Day of the Engineer is a worldwide event to celebrate engineers and the work they do every day. There are tons of ways to get involved, so be sure to make your calendars. 

PEC News
Save the Dates: 2017-18 Schedule
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                                                                         

U.S. says New York, New Jersey must pay more for 'Gateway' project

New York and New Jersey must shoulder more of the costs to build a transportation tunnel under the Hudson River, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Tuesday while confirming that the Trump administration was opposed to Congress financing the project.  

DOT Awards $487M in Latest TIGER Grant Round
Engineering News-Record

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has awarded $487.1 million to 41 highway, bridge, rail and other projects-a majority of them in rural areas-in the latest round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. The Trump administration proposed zeroing out funds for TIGER in fiscal 2018, but an industry source says Congress is likely to reject the proposal when a 2018
omnibus spending package emerges, perhaps in late March. 

Murphy unveils $161M in Municipal Aid grants for transportation projects

Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the largest amount for Municipal Aid grant awards in New Jersey Department of Transportation history, crediting the recent gas tax increase with more than doubling the amount of funds for local road and bridge safety improvement projects. More than $161 million is being awarded in Fiscal Year 2018 to 505 New Jersey communities, according to Murphy's office. 

Community Solar Shares the Sun, Savings on Electric Bills
NJ Spotlight

It is perhaps the fastest-growing segment of the solar sector, but not in New Jersey, a state that has embraced the technology as much as nearly any other.  Proponents, however, have slipped a provision establishing ''community solar'' into a controversial nuclear subsidy bill, among other clean-energy initiatives that have been lumped into the legislation - at least for now. 

Drones Could Team Up to Rescue People in Danger

New developments in drone technology may soon make it possible for them to work together to save lives.  Drones, once deployed mostly for military purposes, are becoming increasingly useful away from the battlefield, including public safety, construction and recreational use. But a significant limiting factor to drone use is their inability to lift heavy objects. While they are prized for their portability and maneuverability, drones can carry very little by themselves. 

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       

NSPE Executive Director Update - March 5
From February 15 to 28, the NSPE Executive Director's report of activities includes:
  • Statement Issued on Trump Infrastructure Plan
  • NRC Completes Investigation of Failed Nuclear Project
  • Board Approves Policy Guide on Autonomous Vehicles
  • Federal Engineers Honored
  • Conference Education Sessions Announced
  • Staff Demos New State Admin Portal

NSPE Submits Autonomous Vehicles Policy Guide to DOT

NSPE has submitted the newly released  Autonomous Vehicles: A Public Regulatory Policy Guide to the Department of Transportation to consider for incorporation into its anticipated next version of federal guidelines for autonomous vehicles. The Department of Transportation convened a meeting in early March and opened a formal docket requesting input as it develops the newest version of federal guidelines, known as Autonomous Vehicles 3.0. NSPE has been working on multiple fronts to promote and protect the public health, safety, and welfare in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle technologies.   

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

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