Ten Great Reasons to Join NHSPE
- Champion for Professional Licensure
- Enhancing the Profession's Image
- Strong Voice With Lawmakers
- Continuing Education, Professional Development
- The Latest Professional News
- Upholding High Ethical Standards
- PEs' On-Line Connection—www.nspe.org
- Practice Divisions: The Professional Spectrum
- Providing Strong Community Support
- Networking To Last a Lifetime
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1. Champion for Professional Licensure
Promoting the PE license and protecting the professional engineer title have been top priorities for NSPE for more than 60 years. NSPE is widely known for challenging attempts by companies and other organizations to encroach on or restrict the practice of engineering. When necessary, NSPE has taken engineers' causes to court, the state house, and Congress. Products such as NSPE's comprehensive Engineering Licensure Laws: A State-by-State Summary and Analysis are available to members at significant discounts.
2. Enhancing the Profession's Image
NSPE founded National Engineers Week in 1951 and by partnering with other societies and industry has built it into the most popular, annual celebration of engineering in the country. Throughout the year, NSPE spotlights professional achievements through prestigious award programs, special events, and outreach activities that receive wide media coverage.
3. Strong Voice With Lawmakers
NSPE and its state societies influence lawmakers responsible for enacting engineering-related legislation at both the local and national levels. The nonpartisan Political Action Committee of NSPE (NSPE-PAC) raises funds from NSPE members to contribute to candidates for federal office who will act in the best interests of PEs.
4. Continuing Education, Professional Development
NSPE offers an extensive array of educational offerings at significant discounts for members, including Professional Edge education sessions, video- and workbook-based continuing education programs, and refresher courses for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam. It's even possible to earn a master's degree by enrolling in NTU courses from the fully accredited National Technological University.
5. The Latest Professional News
NSPE members stay ahead of the curve by reading Engineering Times, published 11 times per year, with the latest professional news and features. Members also get a weekly window on the U.S. engineering press as a whole through NSPE's on-line U.S. Engineering Press Review, which also can be delivered directly to members' homes or offices via US-EPR's free e-mail service. The monthly "NSPE Update" all-member e-mail provides news briefs on NSPE lobbying, programs, and member benefits.
6. Upholding High Ethical Standards
NSPE's highly respected Engineers' Code of Ethics has served for decades as the standard by which engineers measure their ethical performance of professional duties. Engineers faced with difficult decisions often turn to NSPE's Board of Ethical Review for helpful advice. NSPE also promotes the teaching of ethics and nondiscrimination through its award-winning, educational videotapes and instruction kits.
7. PEs' On-Line Connection—www.nspe.org
NSPE's Web site, www.nspe.org, is the premier place to go for professional engineering news and information. The site offers searchable NSPE salary survey data; employment opportunities; downloadable engineering licensure law summaries; contract document sets available for immediate download; and steep discounts for members in the online Professional Resource Catalog. The Members-Only section gives you free access to the federal Commerce Business Daily; legal, career, and ethics advice; writing tips; CAD trends; PE exam test-taking pointers; and other helpful services. A search engine lets users enter key words to find specific information about licensing, job opportunities, state society scholarships, and more
8. Practice Divisions: The Professional Spectrum
With NSPE's five practice divisions, busy engineers have access to customized information, products, and services in given area of practice—construction, industry, government, education, and private practice. Information from each of the divisions is shared in a special section of NSPE's flagship publication, Engineering Times.
9. Providing Strong Community Support
Every year, thousands of NSPE volunteers coach seventh- and eighth-grade "mathletes" nationwide and help them build their math skills. Exciting MATHCOUNTS team and individual competitions culminate with a national event in Washington, D.C. For older, deserving young men and women, hundreds of NSPE state society scholarships pitch in for engineering education.
10. Networking To Last a Lifetime
NSPE membership brings engineers from all disciplines together to serve the public and enhance the image of the profession. Members are encouraged to network with peers to build social and business contacts that will last a lifetime. Annual membership meetings, leadership forums, and other NSPE member events held across the country offer opportunities to help shape the future of engineering as well as gain crucial insights into significant employment trends.
Information from: www.nspe.org