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The Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is the professional society for those who hold a professional engineers license in Oklahoma. It is a state affiliate of the National Society of Professional Engineers and joins other states and US properties in the promotion of licensure, ethical engineering practice and protection of the public.
When you join the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers, you also become a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers which entitles you many member benefits. One of which is 15 FREE online PDH opportunities!
If you are interested in joining OSPE and NSPE, we'd like to offer you six-months free membership (certain qualifications do apply) Complete this application for membership to see what OSPE and NSPE have to offer you!
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Take a moment to check your profile with OSPE. We have many new changes coming and want to make sure you are kept up-to-date! Having trouble?? Contact Mark Fuller (405.872.OSPE (6773))
Introducing the New OSPE Board of Directors
OSPE Elects New Officers
August 1, 2013, Began a new fiscal year for OSPE and the installation of the new Board of Directors. Kevin Cooper, PE was named the new President of OSPE replacing Hollis Allen, PE. Members of this years board will be Kevin Cooper, PE, President, Brian Kennel, PE, President Elect, Richard Petricek, PE, Treasure, Richard Willoughby, PE, VP. Education, Jeff Lux, PE, VP Membership, Elijah Knight, PE, VP Government Relations, Greg Steelhammer, PE, House of Delegates Representative, Allen Bates, PE, Chapter Director, A.K. Tyagi, PE, Chapter Director and John Veenstra, PE, Chapter Director.
The emphasis of Kevin and this board will be to find new ways of attracting prospective members, advocate the ethical and professional practice of engineering, provide continuing education and networking opportunities, communicate legislative, licensure and key Issues to the membership and to enhance the image of the profession.
OSPE Hires New Executive Director
From Kevin Cooper, OSPE State President:
Greetings OSPE Members! As the new State President for 2013-2015, I would like to personally thank each of you for your membership and investment in NSPE / OSPE. We are diligently working on plans and goals for the next few years to help add more value to your membership experience and continue advocating to protect engineering licensure in Oklahoma. In the coming days, you will be hearing more about these plans and goals for the society.
As you know, we spent the past few months of 2013 in transition without an Executive Director. The search committee concluded their work and unanimously selected Mark A. Fuller as the candidate for Board Recommendation. The OSPE Board of Directors met in August and approved the committee nomination.
It is with great pleasure that I formally introduce Mark as the new Executive Director. Mark brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position. In addition, Mark has a strong background in Engineering Licensure as you will see from his bio below. Please help me welcome Mark to OSPE.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture and has worked in the engineering and land surveying industry for the last 25 years. He continues to serve the State of Oklahoma as Governor Fallin's Public Member appointee to the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors where he has served for the past 9 years. Mark has also been appointed twice by Governor Keating to the Governors Commission as an advisor on small business and has served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Price Business College on the University of Oklahoma Campus.
As we are working on the strategic plans and goals, if you have any questions or ideas to help grow the membership base, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, Mark’s new contact information is: email@example.com
We both look forward to serving the OSPE/NSPE membership in the coming years.
Should the Federal Government Require Licensure
A message from NSPE President Robert Green, PE, F.NSPE
NSPE President Robert Green, P.E., F.NSPE, has sent a letter to the Office of Personnel Management, strongly urging the agency to require PEs for professional engineering occupations in the federal government.
The letter was prompted by a proposed revision that would allow holders of ABET-accredited engineering technology bachelor’s degrees to qualify for professional engineering positions.
Green notes the importance of engineering technologists to the engineering team but explains the term “professional engineer” is protected in all 50 states. The requirements for a professional engineering position in the federal government, however, do not meet the same requirements as in the states.
“In fact, in certain instances, the federal government considers education alone a sufficient qualification for professional engineer status,” Green added. “By revising the qualification standards to require only a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, OPM will be further eroding basic and long-established standards for the professional engineering practice.”
Read the complete letter:
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OSPE Central Southwest Chapter & the Women's Auxiliary to hold Christmas Luncheon
Please join the members of OSPE and their families at a Christmas Luncheon to be held Thursday December 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the Greens Country Club at 13100 Green Valley Drive, Oklahoma City, OK. As always this will be a wonderful time to spend the holidays with your fellow engineers and their spouses as we get ready for the start of a new year. Anyone interested should RSVP to Diane at (405)677-1821 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 9th at 5 p.m. Don't forget to bring socks and gloves for donation to the Jesus House.
OSPE Career Center
OSPE facilitates a great benefit for the Oklahoma engineering industry with its Career Center. Managed by the Association Career Network, the new career center offers not only a place to research job postings, but a place for job seekers to post their resume. Take a moment to check out the site here.
OSPE members receive a 20% discount when posting jobs online! Visit the Career Center price sheet to get your member discount code.
Resume and job postings are NOT limited to OSPE members, all Oklahoma engineers and students entering the engineering industry are welcome to access the Career Center.
NSPE Offers Online Education Sessions
NSPE offers online education sessions for members and non-members alike. A list of the education sessions available can be found here.
OSPE/NSPE members are also offered fifteen (15) courses for FREE just for being a member. Find those free sessions here.
Business Sponsor's Needed to Showcase Engineering to Future Engineers
The SW Central Chapter of OSPE is looking for businesses to sponsor students in next years Engineer for a Day Program to be held February 20, 2014. The program involves sponsoring a student to observer our engineers in the office or in the field. This is a great opportunity to allow our young people to become exposed to the profession and learn about the many different disciplines within engineering. The event will be in conjunction with National Engineers Week and will culminate with a Banquet recognizing the students participation. If interested, please call the OSPE Office at 405-872-6773 or email Mark@ospe.org.
State Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors moves December meeting date.
The meeting of the State Board of Licensure originally scheduled for December 12 and 13, 2013 has been moved to November 21st and 22nd. The meeting will be held at the office of Smith, Roberts Baldischwiler at 100 NE 5th Street, Oklahoma City, OK to allow for the remodel of the Oklahoma Engineering Center. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am. on Thursday and continue on Friday at 8:30 am.