Upcoming events

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Downtown Marriott Muehlebach Tower, Imperial/Colonial Ballroom, 200 W 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

    MSPE Western Chapter & KSPE Eastern Chapter, Co-Sponsors
    Cordially Invite You and Your Firm to join us at the
    68th Annual Engineers Week Celebration

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    10:00 AM Booth set-up
    10:30 AM Exhibits open & Networking
    11:30 AM Luncheon
    12:00 PM Awards
    12:30 PM Presentation

    Downtown Marriott Muehlebach Tower
    Imperial/Colonial Ballroom
    200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

    Barney Allis Plaza Central Garage or Marriott Hotel Parking       
    (Bring parking ticket for reduced fee voucher)
    Please Car pool where possible.

    $750-5,000 Sponsor - Various Benefits (See last page of registration packet for details)
    $ 50.00 Individuals in advance
    $ 60.00 Individuals at the door (checks or credit card only)
    $ 475.00 Tables of 10

    $ 30.00 Retired members of MSPE or KSPE in advance
    $ 30.00 Student Award winner guest in advance

    $ 200.00 Booth rental
    $ 100.00 Booth - Professional Organization
    $ 0.00 Booth rental - School (First Table)
    $ 100.00 Booth rental - School (Each Additional Table)

    House Salad
    Pan Seared Chicken Breast, Tomato Vodka Sauce, Grilled Artichokes, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    Must be received by 12:00 PM, Friday, February 15, 2019,

    Mail in registration form
    Payment & attached form (checks Payable to: "WC MSPE Education Foundation") mailed to:
    WC MSPE Education Foundation
    PO Box 8724, Kansas City, MO 64114-0724

    The Engineer of the Year from KSPE Eastern Chapter and Young Engineer of the Year from MSPE Western Chapter and the top student winners from MathCounts, Bridge Building and Future Cities competitions will be honored. Our Keynote Speaker will follow the award presentations.


    Keynote Speaker:
    Dr. Vince Bertram is president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way(PLTW). Since joining the organization in June 2011, PLTW has grown to serve approximately 11,500 schools across the U.S., trained thousands of teachers, and received numerous national recognitions and awards. In 2014, he was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to serve as the education expert for its United States Speaker and Specialist Program. The National Science Foundation (NSF), in consultation with the Department of Education, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, appointed Vince to the congress-authorized STEM Education Advisory Panel in 2018. He serves on the Olin College of Engineering President’s Council. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, is a frequent contributor to national publications, and is a New York Times bestselling author with his books Dream Differently: Candid Advice for America’s Students and One Nation Under-Taught: Solving America’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Crisis.

    Prior to joining PLTW, Dr. Bertram spent 20 years in education as a teacher, principal, and superintendent of Indiana’s third-largest urban school district. 

    Dr. Bertram holds an Ed.D, MS, Ed.S, and BS degrees from Ball State University, a master’s degree in education policy and management from Harvard University, and MBA degrees from Georgetown University and ESADE Business School. He also earned an executive certificate in strategy and innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management and is an alumnus of the Chicago Management Institute at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. In 2018, he received the National Instruments Innovations in STEM Award, which celebrates an individual who is dedicated to equipping students for successful careers. Dr. Bertram received an honorary doctorate in engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, was named a "Distinguished Hoosier" by Governor Mitch Daniels, received the "Intellectual Contributions and Faculty Tribute" award for his contributions to the intellectual life at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and received the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Ball State University. 

    Your company will be featured at this Celebration with a multitude of benefits depending on your Sponsorship level.  Some benefits include a complimentary booth, a table of 10 in premium locations, and your corporate logo in the program and in the slide show displayed during the luncheon for fees ranging from $750.00-$5,000.00.  Please see the attached Sponsorship Packages for details.

    Consider inviting either a High School student who is a "Project Lead The Way" or "First Robotics" participant or an Engineering student from UMKC to join you and your group at your table. This is an excellent way to get to know a future colleague.  Please indicate the number of students you are willing to sponsor when registering.

    Exhibit Booths:
    The pre-function lobby area will be available to universities, companies and professional societies to host an exhibit.

    Business Journal Supplement:
    You or someone in your firm or organization is highly encouraged to submit articles for consideration for publication in the Kansas City Business Journal Supplement that will be published and distributed in the February 22 KCBJ edition. If you would like to submit an article for publication, please contact. :  Cody Porter, I.E., E-week Committee, (816) 701-3155, cody.porter@wilsonco.com. The due date for submitting articles is: January 17, 2019. If your firm or organization would like to advertise in this special Edition of the KCBJ supplement, please contact Tracey Passantino at (816) 777-2227, tpassantino@bizjournals.com.  Advertising space reservations are due:  January 25, 2019.

    More Information:
    Celebration:          Kyle Roberts, P.E., E-week Committee, 816-969-1845, kroberts@burnsmcd.com

    KCBJ articles:      Cody Porter, I.E., E-week Committee, (816) 701-3155, cody.porter@wilsonco.com

    KCBJ ads:             Tracey Passantino; KCBJ Representative, 816-777-2227; tpassantino@bizjournals.com


    Presenting Sponsor (Limit 1) - $5000
    Your company will be the E-Week Presenting Sponsor with Advertising and Recognition as such (see below). Benefits include an Exhibitor’s Booth (double the space), and three Tables of 10 front and center at the Luncheon. Additional Luncheon seats receive a discount of 25%.

    Platinum Sponsor (Limit 2) - $2500
    Your company will be a Platinum Sponsor with Advertising and Recognition as such (see below).  Benefits include an Exhibitor’s Booth (double the space), and two Tables of 10 in premium location at the Luncheon.  Additional Luncheon seats receive a discount of 15%.

    Gold Sponsor  - $1500
    Your company will be a Gold Sponsor with Advertising and Recognition as such (see below). Benefits include an Exhibitor’s Booth, and one Table of 10 in premium location at the Luncheon.  Additional Luncheon seats receive a discount of 10%.

    Silver Sponsor - $750
    Your company will be a Silver Sponsor with Advertising and Recognition as such (see below).  Benefits include an Exhibitor’s Booth, and a Half Table (5 seats) at the Luncheon.  Additional Luncheon seats receive a discount of 5%.

    Advertising/Recognition Tiers

    o   Presenting Sponsor: Your Company’s logo is added to all materials as 'Presenting Sponsor', which includes all communications prior to the luncheon, the printed program, the Luncheon slideshow, verbal recognition during the Luncheon, and the table listing posters outside of the Luncheon Room.

    o   Platinum Sponsor: Your Company’s logo will be displayed in the printed program and the Luncheon slideshow, and your company will be given verbal recognition during the Luncheon.

    o   Gold Sponsor: Your Company’s logo will be displayed during the Luncheon slideshow, your company name in the printed program, and your company will receive verbal recognition during the Luncheon.

    o   Silver Sponsor: Your Company’s  name will be displayed during the Luncheon slideshow and in the printed program, and your company will receive verbal recognition during the Luncheon.

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Missouri University of Science and Technology

    It's that time of year again as I'm looking for volunteers to help with the State MATHCOUNTS Competition on March 2nd.  The competition will be held at the Civil Engineering Building on the Missouri S&T Campus.  We will need help grading exams, scoring exams, and proctoring.  Below is the schedule of the day's events.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers.  Please email me at jlehmen@ess-inc.com if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.

    This is a great opportunity to see some really amazing middle school students and support a long-standing STEM program.  If you have kids that need service hours, then bring them along and I can sign paperwork for the service hours.  Let me know if there are any questions at this time.


    Josh Lehmen, PE
    Central Chapter MATHCOUNTS Coordinator

    • 8 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Missouri State Capitol

    Schedule of Events:

    1:00pm - 2:00pm - Newly Licensed P.E. Certificate Presentation Ceremony
        (Includes family, friends, employers)

    2:00pm - 3:00pm - Cookie and Punch reception will follow ceremony of the 3rd
        floor rotunda of the State Capitol (All are welcome!)

    3:00pm - 3:30pm - Order of the Engineer Ceremony 

    Order of the Engineer

    Graduate and registered engineers are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless steel ring. The ceremonies are conducted by Links (local sections) of the Order.

    The Order is not a membership organization; there are never and meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one's pledge lifelong.

    The Obligation is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates
    (470-377 BC) that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The Obligation likewise, contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies. Initiates, as they accept it voluntarily, pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth's precious wealth.    

    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • MSPE Office and State Capitol Building

    Join MSPE for Capitol Day in Jefferson City on March 27th!

    JEFFERSON CITY - Members of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers are requested to advocate for industry issues at the 2019 Capitol Day. On March 27, MSPE teams up with ACEC Missouri and the Mercury Alliance’s advocacy day to spend the day learning and meeting with state legislators. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to help educate lawmakers on issues of importance to Licensed Professional Engineers!

    Preliminary Agenda:

    9:00 AM- Arrive at MSPE/ACEC Office (200 E McCarty Street; Jefferson City)

    9:15 AM – Overview of legislative issues by MSPE/ACEC Contract Lobbyist
    Mark Rhoads, 
    MSPE Executive Director Travis Lowe and ACEC/MO Executive Director Bruce Wylie 

    10 AM- Mercury Alliance Update by Mercury Alliance Executive Director Jeff Glenn

    11:00- Statehouse through 3:30pm

    Member Registration Fee: FREE

    To give MSPE the best opportunity to schedule legislative visits with local legislator, please register by March 10.

    • 18 Apr 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Engineering Center, 4359 Lindell, St. Louis 63018

    MSPE St. Louis Chapter

    April Luncheon
    Drones and Their Practical Application

    Thursday, April 18, 2019


    Abstract:  Luncheon to discuss Ameren's innovative and system reliability focused approach to deploying drones as a daily operation. There will be a demonstration (weather permitting).

    Ameren is deploying and utilizing unmanned aerial technology in multiple business lines with a focus on cost savings, reliability, safety and customer satisfaction.  Drones are being used daily throughout Ameren's service territory to inspect power lines, vegetation, gas and generation facilities with a high degree of success. Benefits are even being seen in storm restoration, where drone crews are able to assess damage in difficult to access areas in a fraction of the time a foot patrol would take.

    About the Presenter:

    James Pierce, GISP, sUAS – Supervisor, Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations, Ameren

    James Pierce is the supervisor of Ameren's Central UAS Department.  In his role, James leads 10+ young professionals including drone pilots and information scientists. James brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in engineering, remote sensing/GIS, aerial photography and project management to the drone team, with an undergraduate degree in geography, multiple certificates in computer programming, database design, cartography, drafting, masters courses in mining engineering and a Part 107 drone pilot certificate from the FAA.

    James has continuously ushered innovation with drones through his first introduction to the field 7 years ago in leading the UAV integration effort for a major mining corporation.  James has led the Ameren UAS team for over 4 years, culminating in the present day commercialized, program driven department that it is today.

    Here is a link to a recent article: https://www.bv.com/news/ameren-successfully-completes-industry-leading-60-mile-drone-flight-over-transmission-lines

    Time, Date, Location
    11:30am to 1:00pm, April 18, 2019, at the Engineering Center, 4359 Lindell, St. Louis 63018.  Registration starts at 11:30am and lunch is served at noon. The program will begin promptly at 12:15 pm.  One (1) PDH is available.

    $20/person, students and members in transition $10

    Please register and pay online using the link below for reservations by  Friday before the event.  If you've signed up and can't make it, please cancel by Friday before the meeting or we may have to charge you for the meal.


    Michael Buechter, PE, D.WRE, MSPE President    Eric Hollmann, PE, Program Chair

    314-768-2555 office                                                   314-206-4232 office

    mtbuec@stlmsd.com                                                    Eric.Hollmann@wsp.com


    MSPE Drone Program- April Luncheon.pdf

    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 19 Jun 2019
    • Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark

    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 21 Jul 2019
    • Kansas City Marriott Downtown Kansas City, MO

Event registration sponsored by A2V Partners of Springfield, MO

Office: 573-636-4861
Fax: 573-636-5475

200 E. McCarty St., Ste 200
Jefferson City, MO 65101

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