MSPE Celebrates its 75th Anniversary


Special Thanks to Our Anniversary Sponsors

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Celebration Event

The originally planned River Cruise & Banquet was cancelled due to a COVID case within the boat crew. The celebration has been postponed and will now take place during the 2022 in-person Annual Conference. The conference will be held at Shanty Creek in Bellaire, MI on May 5 - 6.

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Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsorship includes:

  • Recognition as sponsor on MSPE 75th Anniversary website page
  • Recognition on the slide show
  • Recognition in emails promoting event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Signage
  • Networking with MSPE members
  • Sponsors have the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets

Sign up to sponsor here.

Our Founding

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

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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

75th Anniversary Pictures

To commemorate this milestone, we're asking members to submit pictures of MSPE-related events, happenings, or memories from throughout the years. These images, along with your provided description, will be put into a slideshow during our 75th Anniversary Banquet. Deadline is September 1, 2021.

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