Professional Engineers Day
On Wednesday, August 7, Professional Engineers (PE) across the country will celebrate PE Day. Starting in 2016, this annual celebration aims to promote the positive impact professional engineers continue to make on both a local and national scale. The proclamation states in part, "Licensed professional engineers are dedicated to applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal, and commercial problems while holding paramount the public health, safety, and welfare...licensed professional engineers have made significant contributions...[and the] economy has grown, in part, because its licensed professional engineers are instrumental to our community."
The History of Professional Engineers Day
PE Day is in August specifically because on August 8, 1907, the first professional engineering license was issued to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming. Since then, licensure has grown and professional engineers across the United States have made a commitment to protect public:
- and welfare.
Past NSPE President, Tim Austin, PE, FNSPE, started PE Day because he felt that although Engineers Week and MATHCOUNTS effectively promoted engineering, there was a lack of recognition for those that are licensed professional engineers. Therefore PE Day was created to raise awareness about:
- what it means to be a PE,
- recognize licensed PEs,
- and show appreciation for the work they do each and every day.
At Schemmer, we are proud to have over two dozen PE's and wish them all a Happy PE Day!
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