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1947 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

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Welcome to PSPE
Philadelphia Chapter
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers

Philadelphia Chapter is dedicated to serving all licensed professional engineers and our promotion of the publics health, safety and welfare.

We provide courses at our meetings and elsewhere to assist member and non-members to keep current in a variety of fields and meet requirements for the mandated 24 PDH credits required by the State. We work to have our courses also accepted by other states including New York.

We assist professional engineers to network with others of their specialty and across specialties. We discuss and debate topics of interest to engineers forwarding our unified or diverse findings to the State organization to share with our Legislators.

We are the leaders of several programs designed to encourage and prepare our youngest citizens to consider a career in engineering. We are a resource to assist young Engineers in Training to apply for, study for, and become licensed Professional Engineers.

We are PSPE Philadelphia.
Come join us to further your profession
and further your career.

Hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter

 Saturday - February 22, 2020

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Chart House Restaurant
555 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19147
((215) 625-8383 - Free Parking

Recognize, Promote and Celebrate
the Role Engineers fill in the Greater Philadelphia Area

90 Minute Reception before dinner is served
(with Hot Butlered Hors d ’Oeuvres and Cash Bar)
then a Full Course Dinner
and an after dinner Dessert Reception

- Program and Presentations -
Presentation of Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards
Presentation of MathCounts and STEM Awards

Keynote by Richard Paleski, CBS National Engineer
on "Projects Become Obsolete - Not Engineers"

Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award
Presented to Jerry 'Dutch' Forstater, PE, PSP, CET

A fun time had by all

PSPE Philadelphia Chapter
is proud to announce our
Chapter State Director and former President
Thomas J. Friese, PE

has been elected as Treasurer of State PSPE

Outstanding Engineering Achievement Program
Top regional projects judged by
Presidents of regional chapters

Winners for 2019:
Outstanding: Professional Systems Engineering
Pennsylvania Capitol Police Integrated Command Center
Notable: Maida Engineering
Sky Diving Wind Tunnel Power and Drive System
Honorable: Pennoni Associates
Edge Hill Road/Tvson Avenue Improvement Project

Click projects above for PDFs of presentations


Get Your Continuing Education Credits NOW

PSPE Philadelphia is providing
ONLINE Credits
for only $5/PDH

Visit our Online PDH Delivery System Now
Click HERE

PSPE Philadelphia honors
the students, teachers, mentors, and volunteers of
Future City Philadelphia .
To volunteer your time please visit
To become a program sponsor please visit

PSPE Radio Messages
Look for PE credentials - Click HERE
Can you live without Engineers? - Click HERE
Engineers make our lives better - Click HERE
As played on KYW 1060 Radio

CLICK for CBS3 Photo Op for Engineers' Week

CLICK to visit our Linked-In Group

Chapter STEM Recognition at CBS3 2017

Vision, Mission, Values, Goals

PSPE is the recognized voice and advocate of licensed Professional Engineers.

PSPE-PC, in partnership with national and State Societies, is the organization of licensed Professional Engineers (PEs) and Engineer Interns (EIs). Through education, licensure advocacy, leadership training, multi-disciplinary networking, and outreach, PSPE-PC enhances the image of its members and their ability to ethically and professionally practice engineering.

1. Protection of the public welfare above all other considerations
2. Ethical and competent practice of engineering
3. Innovation through the creative application of math, science and engineering
4. The PE license as the highest standard of professionalism in engineering.
5. Continuous learning for professional growth
6. Growth in the number of licensed Professional Engineers
7. Teamwork, unity and fellowship of all PEs across all disciplines
8. Commitment to the future of the licensed Professional Engineer

1. Foster Chapter-State-National partnerships to seamlessly deliver a core level of service to every member.
2. Deliver value to our members that enhances their competence and ability to practice as a Professional Engineer.
3. Increase membership to serve and represent the collective interests of all licensed Professional Engineers and Engineer



2019-20 Chapter Program
The Pennsylvania Society
of Professional Engineers
Philadelphia Chapter

Annual Meeting
May 21, 2020

Virtual via Skype Meeting at 5:00pm
to include Inaugeration of New Officers and Directors for Chapter Year 2020-2021
Chapter Members are invited to contact our Secretary Linda Douthwaite PE for Skype connection information no later than 5pm on May 20th.

Chapter September 2019 Tour of Rail Park

Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers
Philadelphia Chapter
2019-2020 Program
Date Event - Click Event for Details
Sep. 5, 2019 The Rail Park
Sep 19-20, 2019 PSPE State Conference Bethlehem
Sep 26-27, 2019 PhillyChapter Education BootCamp
Oct. 3, 2019 Power Plants 101
Sky Diving Wind Tunnel
Nov. 7, 2019 Smart Cities
Amusement Rides
Dec. 5, 2019
SE Regional
Delaware Valley Region Outstanding Engineering Achievement Program
Dec. 10, 2019
ECP Multi-Society
Annual Multi-Society Meeting
DoubleTree 237 Broad – 5:30pm
Jan. 9, 2020 Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Ethics, Fairness and PE License
Jan. 23 2020 Tour Philadelphia Airport
Feb 1, 2020
Phila Chapter MathCounts
at Temple University
Feb. 6, 2020 Legislative Round Table
at Chart House Restaurant
Feb 13, 2020
ECP eWeek
Dinner Event by Engineers' Club
Doubletree Hotel
Feb 22, 2020
NSPE PA/NJ Engineers' Week Banquet
Greater Philadelphia and
Delaware Valley Regional
National Engineers' Week Banquet

at Chart House Restaurant
Mar 5, 2020 Fracking
ASTM Walkway Safety Standards
Apr 30, 2020
Helical Piles and
Geotech at Phila Navy Yard
May 21, 2020 Annual Meeting & Officers Installed
Aug 12-16, 2020 PSPE State Conference and
NSPE Conference in Philadelphia

What's Happening Elsewhere?

The Engineers' Club of Philadelphia maintains an inter-society calendar of events. To see what is happening in your specialty field of engineering, go to http://engrclub.org/events.

You may also enhance your breadth of professional skill by attending a meeting of a technical society outside your specialty. Try to do this once each month - bring along extra business cards to share with new contacts. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow engineers.

What's Happening Elsewhere?
Events of Special Interest to our Members
Date Event Click for more detail
Jul 21, 2020
Analysis of Hacking Traffic Signals
7-8pm via Zoom
To include your tech society notice here
Please send an email to
The Engineers' Club maintains a list of affiliate societies and their web sites.


Join the MATHCOUNTS team
Help improve the mathematical competence
of our youth

2020 Winners

Top Teams:
First Place: Julia Reynolds Masterman
- Coach: Chris Taranta
Second Place: Germantown Friends School
- Coach: Catherine Jones
Third Place: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Boys
- Coach: Andrew Wolf

Top Individuals:
1st: Sivan Frankel, Julia Reynolds Masterman
2nd: Michael Huang, Julia Reynolds Masterman
3rd: Chris Ji, Julia Reynolds Masterman
4th: Alvin Pan, Julia Reynolds Masterman
5th: Tomas Falleti-Moore, Julia Reynolds Masterman
6th: Yehuda Mahlab, Julia Reynolds Masterman
7th: Cathy Liu, Germantown Friends School
8th: August Russell, Julia Reynolds Masterman
9th: Arjun Goswani, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Boys
10th: Sasha Manovski, Germantown Friends School

Thank you to our Chapter MathCounts Team
Alex Sopin - Pedro Pinto - Abraham El
and all volunteers and coaches

To donate to MathCounts Philadelphia
Use the PAY PAL DONATE button below

Note you must enter amount at the $0.00
to set amount you choose to donate
Thank you.

PSPE Legislative Activity

PSPEs lobbyists have been busy at the capitol. Following are highlights of some issues on which they are working. Complete details can be found on the PSPE website under Legislative Activity.

Discussed at our State Annual Conference:
HB 1704 Amendment to Registration Act
Other legislation recently discussed:
SB 1268 Autonomous Vehicles
HB 1421 Professional Licensure


NTSB Targets States With
Public Utilities Licensure Exemptions

The National Transportation Safety Board is standing firm in its support of a PE role in gas pipeline safety. The agency issued an investigation report that includes two critical recommendations. First, that all 31 states with license exemptions for public utilities eliminate the exemptions. Second, that a professional engineer be required to review and approve gas pipeline construction and maintenance of documents.
  The NTSB sent formal letters to the governors of the states with license exemptions for gas pipeline operators, urging them to end those exemptions and asking for the governors to provide an update within 90 days.
  The following states do not require a PE on natural gas pipeline projects: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.

We need your ideas to help improve our chapter in its mission. Remember "TURNING IDEAS INTO REALITY IS OUR BUSINESS"
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Contact Treasurer Linda Douthwaite, PE
or any officer for sponsorship opportunities

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