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
MSPE fondly remembers our friend and colleague, Alfred “Al” Marzullo, PE, who passed away in March. Al served as MSPE President Elect from 2008-10, and we are grateful for his contribution to our profession and our Society.
His obituary is as follows: Alfred M. Marzullo January 13, 1947 – March 21, 2016
The aftermath of 6 recent MATHCOUNTS Chapter competitions has determined the students and coaches who have earned a coveted invitation to advance to the Massachusetts State Competition. On March 5 at 9:00 a.m. at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, the State Competition will determine which team and individuals will represent Massachusetts at the National MATHCOUNTS Competition on May 7-10 in Washington, DC.
Since 1992, Michael Perrault, PE has been the Principal of P.M.P. Associates, LLC Civil Engineering & Land Planning Consultants. He served as President of the Southeast Chapter of MSPE in the late 1970s and currently serves as an MSPE Director. Michael is also a Life Member in the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has answered the questions below, so we may know him better. Thank you, Mike, for your membership and contributions to MSPE and the engineering profession.
Q: Why did you join MSPE?
A: I joined MSPE in the late 1970s at the suggestion of a Professional Electrical Engineer friend. The Southeast Chapter members were fellow practicing professional engineers with various backgrounds. Membership in the Society provided both a social as well as a technical network.
More than 900 Student Mathletes will soon compete against their peers in chapter and state competitions, to determine which team & individuals will represent our state at the National MATHCOUNTS Competition in May. Here’s how YOU can be part of the success on their journey to represent our state in the National Match-up:
The 2015 NSPE Northeast Regional (NER) Meeting was held from Oct 8-10 in Galloway, New Jersey. MSPE was represented by MSPE Director and Past President, Kenneth R. Skinger, PE, Esq., F-NSPE, who serves as Northeast Region Manager. At the business meeting, NSPE Past-President Harve Hnatiuk, PE, discussed current NSPE initiatives including the society’s re-branding efforts. All attendees earned 6 PDH credits for their participation.
David Desrosiers, PE is a DPW Director for the Town of Granby, MA. An MSPE member since 1981, David also volunteers as the Connecticut Valley Chapter Coordinator for MSPE’S key outreach program, MATHCOUNTS. (mspe.com/mathcounts) David has answered the questions below so we may know him better. Thank you, David, for your long-time Society membership and your generous support of MATHCOUNTS.
Q: Why did you join MSPE?
A: I was encouraged to join NSPE shortly after I began my first job working as an engineer in Florida. My boss and the firm supported and encouraged participation and networking in many professional organizations. Keep in mind this was before the Internet, at a time when networking was done face to face. The parent organization NSPE provided networking opportunities and many beneficial programs such as continuing education. After moving back to Massachusetts, I saw the value of maintaining these connections and continued membership in NSPE.
Participants enjoyed three presentations from experienced industry professionals, as well as a full tour of the Harpoon Brewery. Continue reading
In August 2015, the Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers voted unanimously to oppose separate licensure for Structural Engineers. In a letter to The Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, the MSPE Board recorded their opposition, outlining these reasons: