Chicago Chapter ISPE


Future Cities - Regional Finals in Chicago

ISPE Chicago Chapter supported the Regional Finals and the 25th Anniversary of Future Cities on Saturday, January 7. Future Cities is a national, project-based learning program where middle school students work with an educator and STEM mentor to imagine, research, design and build cities of the future. ISPE Chicago Chapter supported this event by providing volunteer judges and a "Special Award" based upon "Great Engineering Feats." 

Congratulations to the recipient of the ISPE Chicago-sponsored Special Award, St. Clair Junior High School's city Beanntan Mora! Here are some photos of the event and the winning city. (Click on the image for a larger version.)

For more information about Future Cities, visit 

Special Award judges
Special Award Judges

ISPE Chicago Chapter volunteer judges in a discussion with student competitors

event photo
Event space. 26 cities featured!

Special Award Winner city, St. Clair Junior High School's Beanntan Mora Special Award Winner city, St. Clair Junior High School's Beanntan Mora 
Special Award Winner city, St. Clair Junior High School's Beanntan Mora
Special Award Winner city, St. Clair Junior High School's Beanntan Mora

Thank you, Bob Johnson, for the photos!

JEP Talk PDH Seminars

Topic To Be Announced

Typically the first Wednesday of every month 

12 pm - 1 pm

Jardine Water Purification Plant

1000 East Ohio Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Presented by:  TBD

Topic Summary:  TBD

No cost to attend in the spirit of collaboration among the following organizations: 

APWA, ISPE, IEEE, ASCE, ACEC, and the City of Chicago

Click Here to Register

Jardine Water Purification Plant

1000 East Ohio Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Events  Map   

Due to our mutual interest of other Chicago Area Engineering Organizations, we have launched a collaborative map to display local engineering related events.

Event Map

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Chicago Chapter Board  

Jeff Rensing (ISPE President), William Bogdel (Member), Adam Hardy (President), Jose Garcia (Member At-Large), Monica Altenhoff (Vice-President/President Elect), Keith Peltason (Vice-President), Mark Glochowsky (Member At-Large), John 'Tex' Mick (Member At-Large), Joel Feinstein (Treasurer/Secretary) and Laura Drumm (Member At-Large). Not pictured Myesha McClendon (Mathcounts), Joy Schaad (Chapter Rep).

About Chicago Chapter

The Chicago Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) is a professional association representing the interests of engineers in Chicago from all fields of practice. ISPE is a state society member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). ISPE consists of licensed professional engineers, licensed structural engineers, licensed land surveyors, engineer interns, graduate engineers, and engineering students. NSPE, ISPE, and the Chicago Chapter all work to promote the engineering profession at the national, state, and local levels. Because of our diverse membership we often seek to collaborate with other organizations to serve our common member base and increase networking opportunities.

The Chicago Chapter aims to provide quality professional development and network building events in the greater Chicago area. Many events are over the lunch hour or immediately after work hours, focusing on a variety of engineering related topics and frequently offering professional development hours (PDH).

The Chapter also supports the Chicago Region MATHCOUNTS competition, provides scholarships to engineering college students, and distributes awards to local engineering firms for significant project achievements.


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