Dinner Cruise & Banquet
Attend the 75th Anniversary Banquet to celebrate the history of MSPE. Join us for a dinner cruise on the Grand River in Lansing on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Your ticket will include dinner, two drinks, memorabilia, and a great time! Attendees will board the boat at 5:00 PM and return around 8:00 PM. Capacity is limited so get your tickets early. The deadline to purchase tickets is September 16.
- Recognition as sponsor on MSPE 75th Anniversary website page
- Recognition on the slide show
- Recognition in emails promoting event
- Verbal recognition at the event
- Networking with MSPE members
- Sponsors have the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets
In 1937, the Michigan Legislature passed a revision to the registration act, providing for registration of all engineers who could qualify, and included a “grandfather clause,” waiving the requirement of a written exam for a period of five years. This change saw a large increase in the registration of professional engineers. During the early 1940’s, the labor unions in Detroit wanted industrial plant engineers to join the labor unions. Many of the plant engineers saw this as contrary to the ethical practice of engineering, and some sought a new organization that could serve as the voice of licensed professional engineers, no matter their specialization, industry, or employer. READ MORE
MSPE Scholarships Support Engineering Education
This sentiment, expressed in MSPE’s historic monthly publication, continues to be at the heart of MSPE’s two charitable foundations: the MSPE Scholarship Fund and the Michigan Engineers Foundation. Following the lead of NSPE’s creation of the National Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship program in 1960, MSPE filed Articles of Incorporation for the MSPE Scholarship Fund in January of 1968, formalizing a long-standing tradition of raising funds to support engineering education. READ MORE
History of MSPE
The Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) is pleased to announce our 75th year of membership and service to professional engineering in Michigan.
The formation of a professional engineering society in Michigan was frequently considered in 1943, 1944, and 1945. Technical societies existed; however, the 45 Charter Members of MSPE were concerned with the professional, social, and economic interests of the profession as well. READ MORE