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The mission of the National Society of Professional Engineers is to promote the ethical, competent, and licensed practice of engineering, and to enhance the professional, social, and economic well being of its members.


The Washington Society of Professional Engineers, recognizing that service to the public, to the state, and to the profession is a fundamental obligation of the professional engineer, dedicates itself to the promotion and protection of the profession of engineering as a social and economic influence vital to the welfare of the community, the State of Washington, the United States of America, and all mankind.

Tri-Cities Chapter

The Tri-Cities Chapter promotes service to the public and the engineering community on the local level. Activities include sponsorship of Engineers' Week and MathCounts as well as recognition of local engineers and engineers to be. Furtherance of Engineering Education is achieved through an ongoing scholarship award program designed to encourage local students to consider engineering as a career.


Engineers' Creed

As a Professional Engineer, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skill to the advancement and betterment of human welfare.

I pledge:








Tri-Cities Chapter

Presiden/Secretaryt: Doug Hendrickson, PE
Vice President: William Lenzke III, PE
Treasurer: Ted Anderson, PE

Neil Norman, PE
Sam Dawoud, PE
MathCounts: Doug Hendrickson, PE -- e-mail: DougHend@aol.com
For information about membership or meetings, call or e-mail one of the above at the number or address shown.






Chapter Meetings



Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant

Technical discussion of interest to the engineering community.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Start: 6:30 PM

Presentation 7:00-8:30 PM


Location: Richland Public Library (955 Northgate Drive, Richland)








The chapter needs volunteers & ideas! Membership is dropping. Meeting attendence is dropping.






Next Executive Board Meeting:

The tentative agenda is:

Call to order
Secretary's Report
Treasurer's Report
     Engineer's Week
Old Business (?)
New Business

Bring your ideas and enthusiasm


Contact Steve for information

Board meetings will be the first Tuesday of every month unless rescheduled.




We use E-mail to send out the Newsletter. However, we need to determine who is being missed by this. A hardcopy newsletter is expensive and time consuming.




Chapter Information


Do you have a particular topic that you want presented at a dinner meeting? Ethics? How to survive the new "employment world"? ?????





National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

PO Box 1686

Clemson, SC 29633-1686

ph: 864-654-6824

fax: 864-654-6033



Principles and Practice Examination Pass Rates are given at http://www.ncees.org/professional.html

The practice pass rates are much lower than those for the FE exam shown above.


Continuing Professional Education



AIChE has a page on Registration at http://www.aiche.org/careerservices/careerplan/licensure.htm  The official AIChE stance on registration is quoted at http://www.consultingengineers.com/AIChE_CVS.html .


Board of Registration

Washington State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
PO Box 9649
Olympia, WA 98507-9649

Ph: 360-753-3634 Staff or 360-753-6966 Applications
Fax: 360-664-2551

PE and EIT/FE Exams
Given in April and October. Contact the Board for information.






Home pages of several state boards

Obtain from NCEES



Refresher Courses


Fundamentals Refresher

For information, contact C W Cable, PE: (509-946-3379).



Washington Society of Professional Engineers





National Society of Professional Engineers
1420 King Street
Alexandria,VA 22314-2794
Ph: 703-684-2810
Fax: 703-836-4875

Let's Make Engineering a Profession

Practice Divisions News

PEC - Professional Engineers in Construction


PEE - Professional Engineers in Education


PEG - Professional Engineers in Government


PEI - Professional Engineers in Industry


PEPP -Professional Engineers in Private Practice



Legislative Concerns

State Legislature: http://leginfo.leg.wa.gov/

US Congress: http://policy.net/capweb/States/WA/WA.html


Senator Patty Murray: http://www.senate.gov/~murray


Employment Information






Other employment information is available from the various technical societies. See, for example, http://www.consultingengineers.com.


Career Planning Center for Beginning Scientists and Engineers



Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy

The Electronic Blue Book on Building and Construction

Congressional Research Service reports: http://www.cnie.org/nle/crs_main.html

Miscellaneous data: http://www.consultingengineers.com/MiscInfo.html

News About Town


WSPE Tri-Cities invites local engineering firms to provide news of note for publication here and in the Chapter's monthly newsletter, the ENGINEWS (to be published in the the newsletter, the information must be received before the 6th of the month).





The roster of 2005/2006 Scholarship & Education Fund Donors is open. The Chapter is looking for donors for this very worthwhile cause. All organizations are encouraged to contribute. Contributions are tax deductible and go towards scholarships and MathCounts. Contact one of the officers to get details on how to proceed.






The Tri-City Literacy Program is seeking volunteers to serve on its Advisory Committee as well as volunteers to serve as tutors. For further information, contact Cheryl Klym Program Coordinator, at Columbia Basin College. Ph: 509-547-0511 x 2390.



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