Brightest Young Math Students Win State MATHCOUNTS Competition; National Competition is May 8-9

Our state’s brightest young math students gathered on Saturday, March 5 for the2016 MA State MATHCOUNTS WinnersMassachusetts 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.

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Member Benefit Opportunity: Underwriting Premium Credit for Small and Mid-Large Size Firms

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

March 5 Volunteer & Donor Opportunity: State MATHCOUNTS Competition Determines Students to Represent MA at National Competition

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.

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Our State’s Mathletes are READY…The ‘Playoffs’ are Set to Begin!

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:

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MSPE Coordinates Successful CHP Seminar & Tour of Harpoon Brewery

GroupShot-CroppedThe Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) held a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Seminar at the Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall in Boston, MA on Thursday, September 17 from 2-5 p.m.

Participants enjoyed three presentations from experienced industry professionals, as well as a full tour of the Harpoon Brewery. Continue reading

Meet MSPE Member Timothy Johnson, PE, Cap’n

Cap’n Tim Johnson, PE is Principal of Captains Engineering and Consulting. He served as TimJohnsonPresident of MSPE (2004-2005). In May 2015, he retired from a 15-year career as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Technology at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Tim is currently pursuing a doctorate in Computer Science at Pace University, as well as a venture with his son to develop a revolutionary infrared temperature device. Tim has answered the questions below, so we may know him better… Continue reading

Recap: MSPE 2015 Annual Meeting & Officer Installation

MSPE members and their guests enjoyed MSPE’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Dinner on the evening of Wednesday, June 17 at Chateau Restaurant in Norwood, MA.  MSPE Past President Kenneth R. Skinger, PE, Esq. oversaw the Installation of Officers Ceremony, and led the incoming officers and board members in a recitation of the Engineers Creed.

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Team MA Placed 3rd at 2015 National MATHCOUNTS Competition

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Team MA at the 2015 MATHCOUNTS National Competition – From left, Coach Josh Frost, Jeffrey Chang, Richard Huang, Maxwell Wang, and Nathan Ramesh.

At the 2015 National MATHCOUNTS Competition on May 8 in Boston, Team Massachusetts Mathletes placed 3rd in the nation out of 56 state teams. Additionally, each of our state’s individual ‘Mathletes’ placed in the Top 20 Percent of 224 of the brightest students in the nation, and two of them earned their way into to the final Countdown Round – a fast-paced, one-on-one, elimination style oral contest.

Of the four Massachusetts participants this year, three were 8th graders and will therefore age out of the program next year, and one is a 7th grader who is eligible to participate in MATHCOUNTS next year.

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Meet MSPE Board Member Tom Converse, PE

TomConverse-LoResThomas Converse, PE is President of LIG Consultants, Inc. based in Hopedale, MA. He served MSPE as President from 2008-09, and currently serves as MSPE Secretary. As Advisor to the MSPE Programs & Events Committee, Tom welcomes input and feedback from all members.

Mr. Converse has answered the questions below so we may know him better. Thank you, Tom, for your support and dedication to MSPE.

Q: Why did you join MSPE?
A: I joined NSPE/MSPE while I was a college student. Working with engineers during my Co-Operative Education periods, they encouraged me to join organizations such as NSPE, IEEE and electrical industry organizations.  I became more active in MSPE during the period leading up to the National Meeting in Boston, and worked on that effort. I have held officer positions since.

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