Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Chicago Chapter

Congratulations to the new Chicago Chapter ISPE Board of Directors

Jeff Rensing (ISPE President), William Bogdel (Member At-Large), 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)

2014 Chicagoland 
Excellence in Engineering
Project Award
ISPE Chicago Chapter is calling for nominations for our 2014 Chicagoland Excellence in Engineering Project Award. This award will recognize a project completed in the Chicagoland area within the last two years. The award may be presented to an engineering firm, client, contractor, or team responsible for the Excellence in the Engineering Project. The project may be nominated for adding value to the Chicagoland area, demonstrating excellence in public safety, exhibiting excellence in community relations, showcasing engineering to the public, and other criteria.
The nomination package must be received by December 12, 2014


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), and the Chicago Chapter membership includes 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.

The Chicago Chapter provides professional development, marketing, and networking events in the downtown Chicago area. Many events are over the lunch hour or immediately after work hours, focusing on a variety of topics relevant to the field of engineering 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.

Our mission is to promote the engineering profession and enhance the value of the PE license by providing opportunities for engineers in the Chicago area to:

· Obtain professional development hours toward their professional license

· Showcase engineering projects

· Share knowledge with peers, students, and the public

 Illinois Society of Professional Engineers benefits include:
Professional Development Hours
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for professional engineers are required in Illinois. ISPE programs provide  continuing education hours through many events for members.
Local Chapters
Active involvement the local Chicago Chapter of ISPE provides opportunities to earn professional development hours required for renewal of your Illinois PE license. Chapters also offer opportunities to network with other professionals, develop leadership skills, and help the community through various charitable causes supported by ISPE.
Representation before the Illinois legislature in Springfield ensures that the integrity of the engineering profession remains strong.
PE Licensure
One-stop shop for navigating the maze of Illinois government regulations as they pertain to the licensing of engineers and the practice of engineering.
Media Outreach
Promoting a positive image for engineers. NSPE & ISPE promote the positive image of engineers and actively seek media opportunities to enhance it, and NSPE's U.S. Engineering Press Review gives you access to the latest engineering news. 
Networking Opportunities
Opportunities to meet engineers and make contacts exist at every level of membership - local chapters, ISPE and NSPE. 
ISPE/NSPE members provide a valuable program, generating interest in math and engineering with our youth 
The ISPE Insider
The exclusive ISPE e-newsletter provides members with up-to-the minute information affecting your profession and your industry. 
Illinois Engineer magazine
This quarterly e-magazine provides interesting and informative news involving the engineering profession as a whole, as well as timely information regarding PE licensure in Illinois. 
ISPE Specifically Represents Professional Engineers
ISPE is the only organization dedicated to protecting your professional engineering license. As we increase our membership, we increase the strength of our voice and our ability to achieve our promote and defend the lawful and ethical practice of engineering.