MSPE's Annual Conference Engineering Michigan's Future, is coming on May 4-5! This year's conference will be better than ever with a complete line-up of educational sessions, including a special tour of Mcity. There will also be an expanded Vendor Showcase, giving attendees a chance to meet vendors and find out about their latest products and services. There will also be networking opportunities and awards presentations.
We also have David Behen, Michigan's director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget and chief information officer. Behen will be reviewing the Governor's 21st Century Infrastructure Report and what that means for engineers in our State. Kodi Jean Verhalen, president of NSPE will also be speaking at the conference.
Engineering Michigan's Future will be held at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, so plan now to attend! Registration materials will be in your email next week. See you in Ann Arbor!
Architects, Engineers & Surveyors Legislative Day is March 7
Our annual Legislative Day is an opportunity to talk to your legislator about important issues facing the engineering community. It is essential that we build relationships with our legislators in order to effectively represent our interests. The best way to do that is by having constituents visit with them and explain why the issues are important. Appointments will be scheduled for you with each of your legislators. Our lobbyist will provide an update and briefing to familiarize you with each of the legislative issues. A packet of information is provided for each legislator. We will also have a chance to meet with the legislators and staff members at the luncheon and reception.
Plan now to come to Lansing on March 7, and talk to your legislators!
The Michigan Society of Professional Engineers is a sponsor of MATHCOUNTS, a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. MSPE holds competitions throughout the State through its chapters.
Students compete at the Chapter level and then can advance on to the State and National levels. Competitions in Michigan will begin in early 2017, with the State competition taking place on March 11, at the GM Warren Tech Center - Vehicle Engineering Center. Please visit www.michiganspe.org for more information on local competitions.