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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Meet MSPE Member Michael Perrault, PE

Michael Perrault, PESince 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.

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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 Participated in 2015 NSPE Northeast Regional Meeting

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.

Pictured from left: Holly Stichka, John Schanz, David Stichka, Liz Schanz. and Kenneth R. Skinger. PE, Esq. The couples scaled Mt. Kilimanjarao, and presented their experiences at the NER dinner meeting.

Pictured from left: Holly Stichka, John Schanz, David Stichka, Liz Schanz. and Kenneth R. Skinger. PE, Esq. The couples scaled Mt. Kilimanjarao, and presented at the NER dinner meeting

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Meet MSPE Member David Desrosiers, PE

Dave-Desrosiers-LoResDavid 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.

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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.

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MSPE Formally Opposes SE Licensure; Submits Letter to the Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

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:

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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

MSPE Invites Engineering Community to Support the Next Generation of Problem Solvers by Sponsoring MATHCOUNTS

MA-MATHCOUNTS-LogoForWEBDuring the 2015-16 school year, more than 1,000 students in 120 middle schools across the state will experience Massachusetts MATHCOUNTS, a unique math enrichment program that uplifts students in 6-8 grade who love math OR fear math. MATHCOUNTS engages their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, prepares them for math in high school and college, and encourages them to select and succeed in careers that fulfill our nation’s demand for excellence in the fields of Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math.

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