College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Plans to Enroll New Students into Computer Engineering Major

Program approval, progress in hiring and enrollment sparks unprecedented opportunities for students, faculty, public engagement, and regional economic development

ALBANY, NY (July 18, 2016) – The University at Albany is well poised to expand and grow its first-ever engineering program.

University officials today announced that the New York State Education Department formally approved UAlbany’s Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering. The University will bring on 14 highly respected faculty members to the new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS).

These moves fully support the increased student, parent and business community demand for engineering majors.

“With this approval in hand, we are moving full steam ahead in launching the first public option for computer engineering in the Capital Region,” said UAlbany President Robert J. Jones. “Adding computer engineering to our expanding academic profile allows UAlbany to attract a new cohort of high-achieving students and world-class faculty—and to prepare graduates who can fill the growing regional and statewide demand for engineers.”

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Capital District E-Week 2016 Event was a Huge Success

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The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) recently participated in the 36th Annual Capital District E-week celebration.  The NYSSPE is one of more than 10 Professional Associations that work together to make this event happen. The event this year was again a huge success.  Over 830 engineering professionals from across the state attended the event!  There were 65 continuing education courses offered for engineers during the event as well as a model bridge competition for high school students, 42 exhibitors and the Capital District’s Future City winners and Robotics team.   Jason Gough News Channel 13 was the keynote speaker at Thursday’s lunch, where he spoke to attendees and students about the importance of engineering.

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News Channel 13 Jason Gough during his keynote at Thursday’s lunch.

Once again, the Capital District E-Week Committee reached out to the younger community for an opportunity to create a logo for next year’s event.  This competition served to find a logo for the February 2017 event and was limited to students, 18 years of age and younger.  Below is the 2017 logo winner.
 

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Why Get Your PE License

This is a re-print with the author’s permission.  This article was written by by Joseph Dombrowski, PE Monroe Chapter President, based on information from the NSPE website (referenced below) and published in the The Rochester Engineer in August of 2014.

Whether a recent college grad or a seasoned engineer, the P.E. after your name is a crucial advantage that opens doors and gives you a leg up on others for the rest of your professional career. For students, choosing to start on the path to licensure is one of the most important decisions they will ever make.

The licensure process demands an extra measure of competence and dedication and is the mark of a professional. While not all engineers find it mandatory to obtain their license for a chosen career, the P.E. initials after their names can provide many advantages such as the following: [Read more…]

NYSSPE Visits Queensborough College Students and Meets with Engineering Dean of the City College of New York

Grove School of EngineeringIt’s been a busy few months with respect to engineering education for the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, as promised by President Keith Lashway, PE. NYSSPE representatives have visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Buffalo University, and Clarkson University over the past few months and these past few weeks were at it again in New York City.

On Veterans Day, November 11th, NYSSPE executive director Anthony Fasano, PE, visited the students of the NYSSPE Queensborough College. The visit was coordinated by NYSSPE Professional Engineers in Construction (PEC) chair Rudi Sherbansky, PE, and attended by NYSSPE member Sal Galletta, PE. [Read more…]

Registration Opens for the New Computer Based Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

The New York State Office of the Professions has released information regarding the new registration and eligibility procedures for the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Computer Based Examinations to begin in 2014.

Students/Graduates/Applicants who wish to register for the exam must fall under one of the following categories:

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Steps for Becoming a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York State

Steps for becoming a licensed PE Becoming a licensed professional engineer is a great accomplishment. Many doors open and many opportunities become available for engineers that are able to obtain a P.E. license. There are a number of steps that are involved in the process for obtaining a P.E. license, which include passing two major exams. The entire process can take a number of years to complete. However, the benefits from completing this process are invaluable to an engineer’s career.

STEP 1: Education

The first step in the journey to obtaining a P.E. license is to enroll in a licensure qualifying EAC/ABET accredited baccalaureate program in engineering.  [Read more…]

NYSSPE Visits Engineering Students at the University at Buffalo

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, the New York State Society of Professional Engineers visited the University at Buffalo and gave a seminar on resumes, interviewing, and obtaining your engineering license. The presentation was given by NYSSPE President Keith Lashway, PE; NYSSPE Erie/Niagara Chapter President Ed Szpala; and NYSSPE Executive Director Anthony Fasano, PE. Approximately 30 students attended the event, which lasted a little over an hour and prompted many questions from the students.

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The New York State Society of Professional Engineers serves as the Premier Sponsor for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond Program

NYSSPE Attends the RPI Honor the Code Event

NYSSPE Attends the RPI Honor the Code Event

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During the week before classes start in every fall semester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) welcomes an incoming group of bright and talented freshman to their campus for their convivial Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond (NRB) program. Throughout this weeklong event, staff, upperclassmen, and new students all partake in fun and challenging activities to socialize and become familiarized with the University’s campus and procedures. During the induction ceremony, a presentation involving the School of Engineering Code of Professional Integrity and Professional Ethics will be delivered to the entire incoming freshman class. [Read more…]

NYS FE Exam or Fundamentals of Engineering Exam transforming to Computer Based Testing in 2014

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Many of our New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) refer to the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam as the NYS FE exam however this is a national examination.  Beginning in January of 2014 the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) will offer the FE and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exams exclusively on computers.   These new computer based tests (CBT) will be offered at Pearson VUE testing centers across the United States.

If you are taking the exam in the State of New York, you will have to follow the proper registration procedure which is currently being developed by the New York State Education Department.  Once this information is available we will post on our site and link to it from this article.

The new computer based tests can now be administered more often, and results from the tests can be delivered more quickly.  Before, tests were offered twice a year, once in April and once in October, with candidates waiting 8-10 weeks for results.  With the new CBT, tests will be offered in two-month testing windows.  The windows run January-February, April-May, July-August and October-November with no testing during the months of March, June, September and December.  Candidates are allowed to take the test one time per testing window and no more than three times per 12-month period.  Results will now be delivered to the candidates in as little as 7-10 days. [Read more…]

NYSSPE Coordinates the 2013 New York State MATHCOUNTS Competition

This post was written by NYSSPE Executive Director Anthony Fasano, P.E.

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 New York State Mathcounts Competition at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).  My goal was to help our volunteer members to successfully run the event, which they did.

For those of you not familiar with MATHCOUNTS, it is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests.  The program exists in all 50 states plus U.S. territories and the Department of Defense and State Department schools. [Read more…]