MSPE Director Kenneth Skinger, PE, Esq., who served as President of MSPE from 2009-2012, as well as Managing Director of the Northeast Region of NSPE since 2012, has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Society of Professional Engineers for 2017-18. MSPE is grateful to Mr. Skinger for his dedication to our Society and to the engineering profession, and we look forward to his representation of our Northeast Region at the National level.
Here in Massachusetts, the MATHCOUNTS program is strong – BUT it can only happen if it is supported by volunteers and sponsors.
SOME IMPORTANT KEY STATISTICS:
- In the history of the competition, only California has won more National Championships.
- The Massachusetts Team has won the National Competition in 1997, 1999, 2012 and 2013. Massachusetts Individuals have won the Individual Title in 1991, 1998 and in 2013. We look forward to continuing this winning tradition.
- In 2017, Massachusetts placed 8th out of 56 State Teams and 3 of the 4 Individuals placed in the Top 25% of all 224 competitors.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Here are several types of ways to contribute your time, talent, or financial support. EACH way is important, and goes far in supporting this vital program…
Planning is well underway for the NSPE Northeast Regional Meeting & Conference, to be held at Boston Marriot in Quincy, MA from November 3-7, 2017. Generally, the event theme is: Energy Transportation and Manufacturing Solutions, and will feature unique professional development sessions and opportunities to network with engineers from throughout the Northeast.
The Planning Committee invites members and their colleagues to consider presenting a professional development topic at this event, and to submit presentation summaries for consideration. Presentations should be at least one hour (for a minimum of 1 PDH/CEU), and preferably be rated for New York State Credits. For more information about this opportunity, or discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Thomas J. Vaughan, Jr., PE via email or by calling 781-344-0087.
Continuing the Proud History of Top-10 Finishes for Massachusetts, Team Massachusetts continued a winning tradition by placing 8th out of 56 teams at the 2017 National MATHCOUNTS Competition in Orlando, Florida on May 14-15. Led by Coach Joshua Frost of the Clarke Middle School in Lexington, the 2017 team of Middle School students included Ben Epstein of Jonas Clarke School in Lexington, Richard Chen of William Diamond Middle School in Lexington, William Yue of the Pike School in Andover and Eric Yang from the Dover Sherborn Middle School in Dover.
MSPE invites all State Societies in the Northeast Region to save the date and encourage their members to attend the 2017 Northeast Regional Meeting & Conference from November 3-5, 2017. The theme will be: Energy Transportation and Manufacturing Solutions, and will feature unique professional development sessions and opportunities to network with engineers from throughout the Northeast.
MSPE invites all members and their guests to our annual Holiday celebration on Friday, December 16, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. at the Dicken’s Christmas Train in Newport, RI. A Newport tradition, the Victorian Christmas Feast is an interactive evening of fine food, entertainment and Christmas cheer.
Kenneth R. Skinger, PE, Esq., Northeast Regional Delegate for NSPE and Past President of MSPE, invites ALL members of Northeast Societies of NSPE to participate in a contest, “What NSPE Means to Me”. He will personally award a gift of two tickets to the 2016 MSPE Holiday Feast ($250 value) to the member who submits the entry deemed most compelling by a Contest Review Committee.
After 48 years in the Boston mechanical and electrical consulting engineering field, MSPE member Michael Spence, PE, Executive Vice President of Bala|TMP Consulting Engineers, has announced his retirement as managing principal, effective this June. He will remain with the firm on a part time consulting basis.
Our state’s brightest young math students gathered on Saturday, March 5 for theMassachusetts State MATHCOUNTS Competition, and four of them — two girls and two boys, out of 136 students representing 36 Massachusetts middle schools — emerged as State Champions. This accomplishment earned each winner a full four-year scholarship to Wentworth University, as well as the coveted opportunity to represent our state at the National MATHCOUNTS Competition on May 7-10 in Washington, DC.
A valuable benefit of NSPE membership is the 5% underwriting premium credit offered by Victor O. Schinnerer & Company. Qualifying engineering firms are eligible for an underwriting premium credit of up to 5% if at least 50% of the firm’s professional staff are NSPE members. Continue reading