The Rockland County Chapter, NYSSPE continued for yet another year its ongoing joint STEM Engineering Conference in partnership with the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Sub-Committee on Engineering of the STEM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
The event was held on November 19th at the Nanuet Library in Rockland County, New York. The goal of the event is to inform high school students about STEM career opportunities and the NYSSPE Rockland Chapter focused its presentation of course on engineering. Continue reading
It’s been a busy few months with respect to engineering education for the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, as promised by President Keith Lashway, PE. NYSSPE representatives have visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Buffalo University, and Clarkson University over the past few months and these past few weeks were at it again in New York City.
On Veterans Day, November 11th, NYSSPE executive director Anthony Fasano, PE, visited the students of the NYSSPE Queensborough College. The visit was coordinated by NYSSPE Professional Engineers in Construction (PEC) chair Rudi Sherbansky, PE, and attended by NYSSPE member Sal Galletta, PE. Continue reading
Celebrating its 10th year, the 2013 Central New York (CNY) Engineering Expo assembled over 450 professionals from all across New York – and four other states!
The event, held at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, featured 30-different technical presentations, each offering continuing education credits for licensed professional engineers. This year’s keynote presenter was Mr. Ken Kaminski with Saab Sensis Corporation, who discussed technological enhancements in Air Traffic Control.
The New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying (SBELS) held its Board meeting in conjunction with the New York State Society of Professional Engineers fall conference in Troy, New York on November 1, 2013. NYSSPE President and Executive Director, Keith Lashway, PE and Anthony Fasano, PE sat in on the public portion of the meeting. The following topics were discussed during this portion of the meeting:
The SBELS discussed potential student outreach, especially in connection with the new computer based FE exam format. The Board asked Anthony Fasano if the NYSSPE had been engaging in student outreach. Anthony responded that NYSSPE is, in fact, in the midst of a rigorous student outreach program, with visits either completed or scheduled for Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Buffalo University, Queensborough Community College, Clarkson University, Stony Brook University, and The City College of New York. The NYSSPE is discussing topics that include resume construction, interviewing skills, , ethics, licensure procedures and the new FE exam format. Anthony offered to share any information with the students that the SBELS would like to offer.
Almost one-hundred professional engineers gathered in Troy, NY on the Friday and Saturday following Halloween in order to partake in the annual NYSSPE Fall Professional Development Conference. The Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosick Street served as a beautiful venue for the event.
There were a total of nine seminars offered on Friday , with an opportunity to earn up to 6 PDHs. The morning session offered 5 different seminars, some of which covered topics such as Advances in the NYS Energy Code, Indoor Air Quality and Water Projects in the Third World. Continue reading
The New York State Office of the Professions has released information regarding the new registration and eligibility procedures for the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Computer Based Examinations to begin in 2014.
Students/Graduates/Applicants who wish to register for the exam must fall under one of the following categories:
Westchester-Putnam NYSSPE President Vincent Cannizzaro, PE Speaks at the NYS Thruway Authority Presentation
The NYSSPE Westchester-Putnam Chapter, The Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley, Inc, The Building Contractors Association of Westchester & Mid-Hudson Region, Inc, and The Construction Advancement Institute teamed up to host a successful joint event with keynote speaker Tom Madison, the Executive Director of the New York State Thruway Authority & Canal Corporation.
In attendance and representing the NYSSPE were Keith Lashway, PE, President of the NYSSPE, Anthony Fasano, PE, Executive Director of the NYSSPE, Vincent Cannizzaro, PE, President of the Westchester-Putnam NYSSPE, and James Caggiano, PE, Past President of the Westchester-Putnam NYSSPE and other NYSSPE Westchester-Putnam members. Continue reading
The following is a summary of the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying regular meeting on 9-13-13 provided by Mark C. Kriss, Esq. in attendance during the public portion of the meeting.
The Executive Secretary reminded the Board that effective January 1, 2014 the NCEES FE and FS exams will be administered exclusively via computer at approved centers throughout the country. (Detailed information is available at ncees.org.)
The Board has scheduled it’s next meeting to coincide with the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) Fall Meeting in Troy, NY in November .
A report of the Legislative Committee referenced a number of pending bills and engendered discussion regarding: A6808 College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (City of Yonkers); A6860 Mandatory Malpractice Insurance; A3579 Increased Autonomy for the Canal Corporation; A3081 Direct Sanctions re: PEs via NYC Department of Buildings; A 4753 Licensure of Geologists; and S326 SUNY provision of seismic services. Continue reading
Becoming a licensed professional engineer is a great accomplishment. Many doors open and many opportunities become available for engineers that are able to obtain a P.E. license. There are a number of steps that are involved in the process for obtaining a P.E. license, which include passing two major exams. The entire process can take a number of years to complete. However, the benefits from completing this process are invaluable to an engineer’s career.
STEP 1: Education
The first step in the journey to obtaining a P.E. license is to enroll in a licensure qualifying EAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in engineering. Continue reading
The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE), Westchester-Putnam Chapter will be participating in an event entitled Meet Executive Director Thomas Madison, Jr. – Learn what the Thruway Authority is Planning.
This is an event in a series of joint economic development programming hosted by the
leading construction and building trade associations and professional
Leading decision-makers in the Westchester/Hudson Valley region will present their projects, outlook, and opportunities for public-works infrastructure projects and private-sector development and expansion.
Topics to be discussed at the event include: Continue reading