Pizza with the President

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SCE Students engaged in lively discussion with the 2009-2010 NSPE President Samuel W. Grossman, P.E., F.NSPE when he visited SCE on September 17, 2009. Students obtained information related to P.E. licensure issues and professional practice.

For 46 consecutive years, the President of the National Society of Professional Engineering (NSPE) has visited Kansas City to connect with NSPE’s local and state chapters. Each NSPE President serves for one year. For the past six years, our School of Computing and Engineering has been priviledged to be a part of the President’s visit to Kansas City, hosting sessions with the President and our faculty and students.

Our UMKC student chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE is strongly supported by the Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (WC MSPE is a local Kansas City MSPE chapter) and the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE is a state chapter of NSPE). UMKC MSPE student chapter members are invited to attend WC MSPE monthly meetings, participate in field trips and compete for the Leadership Excellence Achievement Program Award sponsored by WC MSPE. This award annually recognizes two students that have shown outstanding leadership and exemplary ethics and one faculty that has demonstrated mentoring abilities that encourage students to seek leadership excellence in the engineering profession Awardees are honored at the March monthly dinner which was held at the School of Computing and Engineering in 2008.

                                                    2008 LEAP Awardees & Story

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Cory Douthat, John Balling, Noah Boydston               Dr. Reza Derakhshani & John Balling  

Two SCE Students and one SCE faculty received Leadership Excellence Achievement Program (LEAP) Awards sponsored by the Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (WC MSPE).   John Balling, President of the Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, hosted the awards ceremony at WC MSPE’s monthly dinner/presentation meeting on March 12, 2009 which was held at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering. The student LEAP award recognizes annually two SCE students that have shown outstanding leadership and exemplary ethics. Noah Boydston (BSME) and Cory Douthat (BSECE) were presented the award. The faculty LEAP award recognizes annually an SCE faculty that has demonstrated mentoring abilities that encourage students to seek leadership excellence in the engineering profession. It was awarded to Dr. Reza Derakhshani.

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