SCE professor and students honored by MSPE Western Chapter


Mike Kelly, P.E. was recently honored with the 2013-2014 Leadership Excellence Achievement Program (LEAP) Award, which was established by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Western Chapter (MSPE WC) in 2005.

The LEAP award recognizes annually the SCE faculty, as determined by MSPE student chapter members via secret ballot, who have “demonstrated mentoring abilities that encourage students to seek leadership excellence in the engineering profession.” Dean Kevin Truman accepted the award on behalf of Mike Kelly – who was of course, teaching – at the March 20 MSPE WC dinner and presentation held in the UMKC Chancellor’s Dining Room and room 238 in the UMKC Atterbury Success Center.

Two SCE students, Evan Enderle and Jared Delee, were also honored as Student LEAP Award winners. Each year, the student LEAP award is earned by the two Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) student chapter members that write the best 300 – 1,000 word essays on engineering ethics. In their essays, students addressed the question, “Was it ethical (yes or no) for Engineer A to bid as a general contractor on a project that they had designed?”

Congratulations to Mike, Evan and Jared!