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GLBR Chapter presents scholarships

The Great Lakes Bay Region Chapter of MSPE recently presented two students with scholarships. Both of the recipients will be attending Michigan Technological University in the fall to study engineering. Student applications were judged on GPA, test scores and additional activities the students were involved in during high school. Dakoda Patterson(below left) graduated from Chesaning…

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MSPE Building getting some updates

On Friday, June 2, a group of MSPE members started some much needed updates to the MSPE building in Lansing. A fresh coat of paint was put on the walls in the lobby and also in the conference room and one office on the first floor. We also began emptying the attic and found a…

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Michigan MATHCOUNTS team places at National Competition

The Michigan MATHCOUNTS Team placed 5th in the 2017 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition held May 14th and 15th at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  The team is comprised of the top four finishers in the Michigan Competition: Reagan Choi, Alex Xu, Varun Rajesh, all from Boulan Park Middle School in Troy, and Jeffrey…

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New Fellows named

John A. Condie, PE and James E. Kirkwood, PE were named MSPE Fellows on May 5, during the MSPE Annual Conference in Ann Arbor. Both men have been practicing professional engineers for at least 20 years, and are active members of MSPE’s Western Chapter. They have established a conspicuous record of achievement in professional affairs, including…

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Engineer of the Year Awards presented

The MSPE Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year were presented on May 5, during the Annual Conference in Ann Arbor. Scott Conners, PE, was presented the Engineer of the Year Award. Scott is described as a dedicated, hardworking engineer, outstanding in professional abilities and endless willingness to volunteer. He is well…

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Column: End the political games over water pipes

By: Stephen V. Pangori The Internet is amazing. With just a few clicks, we have the entire spectrum of human knowledge at our fingertips. As much as that can be a boon, it is equally a detriment. There are certain things that should only be handled by well-trained and experienced professionals. One of those things…

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MSPE Opposes SB 157 – Contact your Senator!

MSPE has been working with our design professional partners and several other groups (including ACEC, AIA, APWA, MML, MTA, CRA, AWWA, DIPRA and CPA) in opposition of SB 157.  The most recent version of the bill S01239’17 (S-2) Draft 2 was voted out of the Senate Committee on March 22.  Despite our best efforts and overwhelming opposition…

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