Congratulations to our TSPE Preson Trail Chapter 2017-2018 Scholarship winner!!





Tracy Homfeld received Mathcounts appreciate plaque! Thanks again to Tracy and everyone who helped the Mathcounts event!!


Event at Plano HS Academy

Please join the senior Capstone project presentation for a morning or afternoon session on one of 3 days:

Date and Time: April 23, 24, and 25 from 10:00 – 12:30 or 1:30-4.

Location: 1701 Alma Dr, Plano, TX 75075

Having you join us to hear and give feedback on some presentations is a wonderful way to experience the impact you and others in our community have on our future!

Please contact Jason Conklin with any questions.

Career Day at Ford Middle School

We would love to have an engineer or two come and share with our students what they do and how they got to where they are now.

If anyone can spare the time, please Jason Conklin. Thank you in advance for your consideration!


Date: Wednesday May 9th

Location: 630 Park Place, Allen, TX 75002




When: Thursday, April 19th

Where: Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson, Texas


This month we are pleased to host Jennifer McEwan, Ph.D. and Trish B. Smith to present on Legislative and Governmental Affairs as they relate to TSPE.


Jennifer McEwan, Ph.D.

Jennifer McEwan, Ph. D. is widely known for her transportation expertise and knowledge of project development and advancement.

Prior to founding Grace & McEwan Consulting, Jennifer served as Senior Policy Director at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig. She is experienced in advocacy and policy research for regional and statewide mobility coalitions, chamber organizations and trade associations, in addition to numerous statewide appointed task forces and the Sunset Advisory Commission.  She currently serves as TSPE Legislative & Governmental Affairs Director, Treasurer of the Transportation Advocates of Texas, and policy director for the Texas Transportation Alliance.

Jennifer has a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University, a Masters from Texas State University and a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.


Trish B. Smith

Trish B. Smith is the Executive Director of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.  Trish has been with TSPE for 20 years.  She is also the Executive Director and Trustee of the Texas Engineering Foundation and manages the TSPE Political Action Committee for Engineers (PACE).

She is currently serving a third term on the NSPE Executive Committee, Board of Directors and House of Delegates.

Prior to joining TSPE she served as the Coordinator and Program Manager at the Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism at Texas Tech University where she assisted in the delivery of engineering ethics seminars to engineering faculty, private firms, TxDOT and engineering students.  She was also Program Manager for the team that developed the NAFTA Code of Conduct which is part of the NAFTA Mutual Recognition Document that was adopted by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the US.

In her earlier career she spent over fifteen years involved in the legal field in a variety of positions from legal secretary, paralegal, assistant to the Dean of the Texas Tech School of Law and Administrator of a 55-person law firm.