On September 29, 2011 SCE students enjoyed a Pizza with the President Info Session with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) President Christopher Stone, P.E., F.NSPE. Students learned why Professional Engineering (P.E.) licensure is important and how it extends careers by broadening the responsibilities and leadership opportunities for engineers that achieve P.E. licensure. For the past 7 years the incoming NSPE president has included a morning at SCE as part of the NSPE president’s annual visit to Kansas City, the 4th largest engineering hub in the nation.
The meet and greet with President Chris Stone, P.E. and his delegation, prior to the info session, was attended by SCE Dean Kevin Truman, NSPE/MSPE student chapter President Jason Painter, Webmaster Taya Upkes, Treasurer Michael “Tyler” Martin, and faculty advisors Dr. Khosrow Sohraby, P.E. and Dr. Jesse Sherwood, P.E. A visit to Linda Hall Library, considered by many to be the world’s greatest private, not-for-profit science, engineering and technology library, and just one block from SCE’s Flarsheim Hall was also arranged. The UMKC MSPE/NSPE student chapter is affiliated to NSPE on the national level and is locally mentored and provided sponsorship by the Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers here in Kansas City.