May NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                

NJSPE Would Like to Welcome its New Members

Christin Chiemingo, PE
Holtec International
Jordy Eduardo Padilla, EI/EIT
Christian Cueto, PE
Harbor Consultants Inc.
Steven Palacios
Student, NJIT
Angie Gomez
Student, NYU
Matthew Seckler, PE
Stonefield Engineering & Design
Narendra B. Handa, PE
Plastek Industries
Frank E. Varano, PE
Port Authority of NY & NJ
Joseph Longo, PE
Longo Electrical
Erica Ann Vigliorolo, EI/EIT
Mott MacDonald
Ryan A. McGowan, PE
Remington, Vernick & Walberg Engineers
Thomas Winant, PE
Gregory Francis MeGrath Hr., PE
S. T. Hudson Engineers Inc.

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!


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  

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.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Project Manager I Position Available
The Project Manager I at Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority is responsible for designing and preparing specifications for engineering projects. He/she is also responsible for assisting in the management of construction projects and is expected to assist in the preparation of contract documents, reports, drafting and utilizing Auto-CAD. READ MORE

NJSPE Member Harry Applegate Passes Away
Harry C. Applegate III, 79, of Little Egg Harbor died on Friday, April 6, 2018, at home. Born in Perth Amboy, he lived most of his life in the Morgan section of Sayreville before recently moving to Ocean County. He was the co-founder of Amertech Engineering in North Brunswick. Upon graduation from high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Newark College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He was a Licensed Professional Engineer, Land Surveyor, Professional Planner, and Certified Municipal Engineer and served as a municipal engineer for Monroe Township and Clark, New Jersey. READ MORE

NCEES news release for FE and FS exam content reviews
NCEES is currently seeking engineering professionals to participate in a content review for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exams.  NCEES requires a cross section of professionals-including licensed professional engineers and academics teaching engineering courses-from all engineering disciplines to complete an online survey about the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for a recent engineering graduate to work in a manner that safeguards the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The survey can be completed in 20-30 minutes. FE SURVEY FS SURVEY

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         

Harvard forum examines safety of self-driving vehicles
New Jersey Herald

A Harvard University forum has examined how a recent death linked to self-driving technology is causing concern about safety.  "It's a little bit like the Wild West out there right now," said Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council.
Hersman was part of a Friday panel discussion at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health that explored whether the field is advancing too quickly as dozens of companies have begun experimenting on public streets in several U.S. states.  She joined other panelists in expressing optimism that eventually "machines will be better than us" at driving safely, while also worrying about the transition period before the technology is improved and society adapts to it. 

Proposed Pipeline Extension Raises Ire
NJ Spotlight

Yet another proposed pipeline has some folks in the Garden State in an uproar.  The billion-dollar project proposed by Williams-Transco would carry fracked natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania to New York, entering the Raritan Bay about six miles from Old Bridge.  The project would require a new compressor station in Franklin Township and 35 miles of underground pipeline, most of it trenched deep beneath the Raritan Bay, supplying natural gas via New York to the northeast power grid.

S2S Newark Technology Center opens

Newark Public Schools, the city of Newark and nonprofit Students 2 Science opened the S2S Newark Technology Center on Monday with a mission of educating fifth- to 12th-grade students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The center features a $4 million commercial-grade laboratory and instrumentation, and will partner with corporations to provide scientists and mentors for students. READ MORE

Renewable Power Gains Traction as Grid Supplier
Engineering News Record

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       

Mississippi Litigation Has Significant Implications for Use of the Term 'Engineer'

Current litigation in the federal courts in Mississippi involving a company calling itself "Tire Engineers" provides NSPE an opportunity to actively assert and advocate in federal court its longstanding policy and position that the misuse of the term "engineer" by unqualified and unlicensed individuals or companies is misleading and deceptive and endangers the public health and safety. A positive outcome in this matter could influence other states' actions on the misuse of the term "engineer."

NSPE Successfully Champions Federal Legislation to Strengthen QBS Requirements

NSPE successfully advocated for the inclusion of an important provision in the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4) to strengthen qualifications-based selection requirements for airports. NSPE and other engineering and construction associations sent a letter  to Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, urging the incorporation of a bipartisan amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Westerman, P.E. (R-AR) and Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL). The Westerman-Lipinski amendment clarifies existing rules to ensure that airports follow a uniform QBS process for airport projects that use Airport Improvement Program funds.  READ MORE

NSPE Fights Legislation Threatening the PE License in Ohio

In coordination with the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, NSPE is fighting Ohio S.B. 255, which could undermine and potentially eliminate engineering licensure in the state. The legislation sets forth a new policy allowing the state to use the least restrictive regulation to protect consumers from present, significant, and substantiated harms that threaten public health and safety. The policy of employing the least restrictive regulation shall "presume that market competition and private remedies are sufficient to protect consumers." The legislation also establishes a sunset date for all occupational licensing boards and directs a sunset review for each board every five years. The bill places the burden on each board to defend its very existence in each review. READ MORE

Registration Now Open! 
Registration has officially opened for the 2018 Professional Engineers Conference. This conference will be held July 17-23 in Las Vegas and will feature up to 11 PDHs.

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