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WSPE's 80th Anniversary!

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In celebration of the 80th anniversary of our State Society, WSPE, we have decided to show our appreciation for your loyal membership in a number of ways such as offering up to eight $1,000 scholarships to deserving High School students, offering a prize to the High School student who best describes what it means to be a professional engineer and reducing the admission fee to our 2024, 13 PDH virtual Discovery Conference to only $80!


There are many other ways that we plan to celebrate this great milestone but we would like everyone to participate, not just a few. And to that end, each month we will be publishing a “factoid” about NSPE and WSPE in the form of a question and answer. 


On January 1, on our State website and in an email to all of our members, we will publish all of the ways that we wish to celebrate our 80th anniversary along with all of the details so please look for our email and celebrate along with us.  THANK YOU for supporting NSPE and for being a loyal member of our professional society.

Monthly WSPE Factoids


Q: Why was NSPE founded?

A: NSPE was founded in 1934 for the express purpose of protecting public safety by creating engineering licensure standards that are based on meeting education, ethics and experience minimums in an engineering environment.


Q: Who founded NSPE and in what year?

A: NSPE was founded in 1934 by David Steinman, a renowned bridge engineer, who called together 4 engineering organizations to form a national engineering society. WSPE was founded in 1944 as one of the state societies - or chapters - of NSPE.

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