September NJSPE Update
NJSPE NEWS                                                                                

Save The Date....NJSPE will offer TWO FULL DAY Continuing Education programs in the FALL of 2017 and SPRING of 2018!

Programs will be in Somerset and Cherry Hill. Full information will be sent in early October! Be on the look out! 


Technical Meeting Announcement & Registration Form

Earn 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH) NJ, NY & PA

"Applications of Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) Rigid Inclusions"
DATE: Thursday - October 19, 2017
LOCATION: Pines Manor - Rt. 27, Edison, New Jersey
TIME: Cocktails 6:00 P.M. Dinner-7: 00 P.M.
PROGRAM - 7:45 P.M.
WELCOME: Sergio Couto, P.E., Chairman
PRESENTERS: Brandon Buschmeier P.E.,  Rob Wyman,  Menard Group USA

PEC News

Save the Dates: 2017-18 Schedule
10/19/17 Technical Seminars/1 PHD
"Applications of Controlled Modulus Columns (CMS) Rigid
Pines Manor - Edison, NJ
2/19-2/25/18 National Engineer's Week

2/22/18 The 42nd Annual - Construction Unity Dinner and Executive Committee Meeting
Pines Manor - Edison, NJ
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.

Understanding the Importance of Networking with Other Engineers

All throughout college, your professors, classmates, and professional engineers working in-the- field tell you that networking is important. But it can be harder in practice than in theory, because socializing can be awkward, and at the end the workday, many of us would rather be watching Netflix on the couch than attending networking cocktail hours. However, networking can be critical to career success in a variety of ways.  READ MORE

Advancing your Career as an Engineer

Do you remember the stress of finding your first job after graduation? All those long nights of searching online and making LinkedIn connections with potential employers to give yourself a leg up. The New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers (NJSPE) is a state society that promotes, serves, and represents New Jersey's engineering professionals for the public's benefit. The association also benefits members in a variety of ways. READ MORE

INDUSTRY INSIGHT                                                                         

Sunny Outlook for NJ's Solar Sector, Which Continues to Add Capacity
NJ Spotlight

With the state contemplating an overhaul of its solar program, New Jersey continues to see robust growth in the sector, experiencing significant installations in new capacity.  In the second quarter, New Jersey added 78 megawatts of capacity, the eighth among states, according to a report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association. New Jersey currently ranks fifth among states for installed solar capacity. READ MORE

State Looks to Spark Debate on Electric Vehicles, Infrastructure
NJ Spotlight

The state is trying to figure out how to adapt to growth in the market for electric vehicles, a policy crucial to its efforts to meet mandates to reduce emissions contributing to global warming.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is convening this week a stakeholders group to begin hashing out basic questions dealing with how the state can build the infrastructure needed to promote the vehicles and how quickly it can be done. READ MORE

5 reasons N.J. could land Amazon's new HQ

New Jersey is home to an Ivy League university and four public research universities. Princeton University is regarded as one of the top colleges in the country for technology and engineering studies, according to a 2016 ranking by Forbes. In that ranking, Princeton was fourth in the United States and sixth in the world for technology and engineering. READ MORE

Biomorph Actuator Lifts 165 Times its own Weight

Imagine repeatedly lifting 165 times your weight without breaking a sweat-a feat normally reserved for superheroes like Spider-Man. Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers  have discovered a simple, economical way to make a device that can match your friendly neighborhood webslinger, only on a much smaller scale. Their creation weighs 1.6 milligrams but can lift 265 milligrams hundreds of times in a row. READ MORE

Rolls-Royce reveals plans for entirely autonomous naval ship
Engineering and Technology

While larger manned ships are likely to continue to be used for complex missions, Rolls-Royce is banking on a move from an entirely human-operated to mixed fleet composition in the world's largest military forces, with some autonomous vessels performing certain tasks.  The ship will be 60m long, and will be capable of operating without any human assistance whatsoever for up to 100 days. With a top speed of 25 knots, it has an unmanned range of 3500 nautical miles. READ MORE

NSPE NEWS                                                                                       

Texas PEs Set To Assist in Recovery from Harvey

Texas is home to many NSPE members. Texas Society of Professional Engineers Executive Director Trish Smith and TSPE President John Ho, P.E., made it a priority to reach out to members affected by Harvey. "We are keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers, because this affected not just Houston, but also Corpus Christie, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and parts of Louisiana," says Ho. "This storm produced what they are calling a 1,000-year flood."  READ MORE

Vocal Members Send Message to Congress Opposing Autonomous Vehicles Bill

In a record-breaking advocacy action alert campaign, more than 700 NSPE members contacted 289 House offices to oppose a bill that would make sweeping changes to federal motor vehicle safety standards to accelerate the widespread deployment of autonomous vehicles. 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