E-Week Updates

E-Week Proclamations

At the February 18, 2019 City of Richardson Council Meeting, Mayor Paul Voelker recognized professional engineers working and living within the community.

Proclamation Presentation

At the February 19, 2019 City of McKinney Council Meeting, Mayor George Fuller recognized professional engineers working and living within the community.


E-Week Lunch

Below are a handful of photos from the 2019 TSPE E-Week Luncheon held on February 20, 2019 – what a great success!!



Thank you to all our volunteers, participants and Dr. Gosia Brothers of Texas Instruments, for coming out to the 2019 Preston Trail Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition!! Congratulations to Ian Chen for taking home 1st place! For more information about MATHCOUNTS, please visit: https://www.mathcounts.org.

PE Day at the Capitol!!

Thank you to Michael Batuna, Jeff Frison, Jeremy White, Jim Waldbauer and Kevin Johnson for representing the Preston Trail Chapter at PE Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, January 30th!!

PE Day at the Capitol is an annual event held for TSPE members as opportunity to advocate to our legislators on issues concerning the engineering profession and licensure.  At the Capitol, TSPE members across the State met and were divided into small groups to visit with their assigned Senators and House Representatives.  The event is capped with Ice Cream Social in the afternoon with the Legislatures and their Aides.

MATHCOUNTS Stuffing Party!!

Thank you to our members for coming out and supporting the Preston Trail Chapter at our MATHCOUNTS Stuffing Party on Wednesday, January 23rd!!! And also to Binkley & Barfield for graciously letting us use their Richardson office for this event!!

If you are interested in volunteering for MATHCOUNTS on February 2nd, contact Casey Berend for more information!

mathcounts stuffing party

January Luncheon

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Canyon Creek Country Club
Address: 625 W. Lookout Drive Richardson, TX 75080

This month we’re pleased to host Ashley Carlisle from the City of Southlake to discuss lessons learned in coordinating between developers, builders, and the City to reduce environmental impacts.

Please make sure to RSVP for the Luncheon before Noon Monday, January 14th.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Future City Competition

We are in earnest need of your help. Through volunteering in support of the 2018-2019 Future City Competition, you and your colleagues can make all the difference. You can also help spread the word by posting the following Call for Volunteers to your members and encouraging them to volunteer.


The Future City Competition – sponsored by DiscoverE (National Engineers Week) – inspires young students about engineering by challenging them to solve the real-world problems associated with building a livable city of the future. This year’s theme is “Powering the Future.” More than 50 schools are working hard on their city concepts and their solutions for resilient power grids.

North Texas conducts two parallel activities:
• The Future City Competition – the original DiscoverE middle-school program, and
• Future City Junior – pioneered by NTX to introduce 4-5th graders to engineering.

So, please take a minute now and sign up … then help us spread the word about these volunteer opportunities.


Virtual Judges – (Nov-Dec) Set your own pace, hours and location by judging online deliverables: the Virtual City slideshow and the City Essay. Rules and rubrics provided.

Competition Judges – (Jan 26, 2019 at UT Arlington) Interact directly with the students as they present their models and solutions for the cities of the future. Training and rubrics provided.

Event Coordinators – (Jan 26, 2019 at UT Arlington) Help ensure everything runs smoothly on the day of the competition. Non-technical volunteers welcome.

For additional information visit http://www.dfwfuturecity.org/part_vols.html or contact Jean Eason, regional@dfwfuturecity.org.

Or sign up directly at (each competition has its own sign-up):
https://secure.futurecity.org/NorthTX/Judge – Future City (middle school) Competition
https://secure.futurecity.org/NorthTXJunior/Judge – Future City Junior (elementary school).