Over 450 engineering professionals were in attendance on April 26, 2016 at the 12th annual Engineering Symposium in Rochester. With a peak attendance of 456, this marks three consecutive years of record-breaking attendance. Held at a new venue, the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Rochester, the symposium featured 37 accredited courses for professional engineers. Each P.E. in attendance was given the opportunity to earn up to seven professional development hours (PDH). Courses included topics such as Traffic Signal Coordination, Harnessing Wind Energy, and Building Automation systems. The courses were spread over several tracks of engineering discipline including: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Plumbing & Fire Protection, and Lighting & Power.
The keynote speaker was Richard Cartwright, a licensed professional engineer with a BES degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Operations Management. Mr. Cartwright spoke on the topic: Incorporating Engineered Natural Treatment Systems & Ecological Restoration Designs for a Long-term Sustainable & Greener Environment. His animated, entertaining, and informative presentation featured topics such as Built & Natural Environments, Wetland Definition & Benefits, and Ecological Restoration Construction.The Monroe Professional Engineers Society (MPES) heads up this event with close support from the Rochester Engineering Society (RES), as well as support from several other engineering societies including: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers (NYSATE).
A special thanks goes to Lynne Irwin of RES who manages a number of tasks behind the scenes which make this event go smoothly and Jen Miller of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) who supports us in getting PDH accreditation for nearly all the courses.website.
Media Credit: David C Roberts, P.E, President Elect, Monroe Professional Engineers Society
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