Why the Change?
Key members, leaders and staff have been hard at work for months creating a new name and visual identity to
propel MnSPE and our foundation into 2020 and beyond. In doing our research, we learned that while the name “Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers” was inclusive of an important part of our membership – licensed PEs – it suggested that
licensed PEs were eligible to be members. It did not convey a sense of welcome to other important people in the engineering community like aspiring PEs who are not yet licensed, graduate engineers and engineering students. We were missing opportunities to expand our community and grow our membership.
We realized an updated name would be more inviting to all engineers – please come join us! - while at the same time continuing to serve our existing members’ ever-evolving needs and expanding opportunities for new partnerships with others in Minnesota’s STEM community.
Engineering Alliance Minnesota
Engineering Alliance Foundation Minnesota
arose at the intersection of this necessary change and positions our association and foundation for a strong future while remaining true to the legacy of what MnSPE has always been.