Think Engineering! — The Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO set once again to Inspire Future Engineers

The Hudson Valley’s largest hands‐on engineering event for high school and middle school students is happening again on April 2nd at White Plains High School from 11 am to 3:30 pm.

Attendees will get the chance to meet representatives from top engineering colleges and universities, learn about the industry from top engineering and technology firms, and get career questions answered by a panel of young practicing engineers.

There will also be robots, computer challenges, and interactive demonstrations!

This event has been attended by thousands of students for years now and continues to be a major source of inspiration and information to future engineers and their parents about engineering careers.

Click the below image for information about the event and we hope to see you there!








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Volunteer for the Code Enforcement Disaster Assistance Response (CEDAR)

The Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes (DBSC) Code Enforcement Disaster Assistance Response (CEDAR) Program provides requesting communities with timely, appropriate post-disaster assistance as part of the statewide coordinated effort under the leadership of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Office of Emergency Management, and in accordance with Executive Law 2-B. The program’s initial disaster response focuses on performing Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessments of damaged structures in affected communities for use as part of the application process to request federal disaster assistance through FEMA. The CEDAR program’s long-term disaster response will provide a unified method that allows communities to access the broad range of resources available within the Department of State, and, with the cooperation of other state agencies and private partners, resources beyond the Department of State.

Who can be a CEDAR Team Volunteer?

  • Certified Code Enforcement Officials
  • Certified Building Safety Inspectors
  • Registered Design Professionals
  • Others with specialized skills, knowledge or abilities

What is the process to volunteer? [Read more…]

Volunteer Structural Engineers Needed in Buffalo, New York

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Western New York was recently hit with a significant snowfall event.  Our NYSSPE Erie/Niagra Chapter has asked us to share the following special request (see below) from the NYS Dept. of State Division of Building Standards and Codes, for structural engineers interested in volunteering their time.

Please Note: Individual volunteers should obtain assurance in writing that their actions are indemnified by the appropriate government entity and their voluntary efforts are held harmless from personal liability. [Read more…]

A New York State Mathcounts Team Makes it to “Reel” Math Challenge

This year a New York State team has made it to the finals of the “Reel” Math Challenge. The team is from St Mary’s St Alphonsus Regional Catholic School in Glens Falls, New York. The team members are Nolan Hogan, Max Barton, Kalyn McGuire and Theresa Hajos coached by Elizabeth Hogan. The “Reel” Math Challenge is part of the National Mathcounts Program designed to promote math skills to middle school students. The “Reel” Math Challenge is now in its second year.

“Reel” Math is a competition to make a 5 minute video about a solution to a problem in the Mathcounts handbook. Four person, middle school teams from all across the United States participated in this year’s challenge. In all 253 teams submitted videos which are all archived on the “Reel” Math website. ( This competition is meant to excite students about math while allowing them to hone their creativity and communication skills. Each video must teach the solution to the selected math problem as well as demonstrate the real-world application of the math concept used in the problem. [Read more…]

NYSSPE Participates in the 10th Annual Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO

This past weekend, The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) participated in the 10th Annual Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO at White Plains High School.  NYSSPE chapters that were represented included Westchester/Putnam , Rockland County, and Orange/Sullivan.  (See below for the results of our newspaper tower contest.)

The NYSSPE Rockland Chapter was the founding organization of the Engineering EXPO 10 years ago.

The Engineering EXPO is intended to be a fun, hands-on learning event with a goal of teaching students and adults how engineering impacts almost everything we do on a daily basis. [Read more…]

NYSSPE Coordinates the 2013 New York State MATHCOUNTS Competition

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

New York State Mathcounts

Male and Female Top Scorers

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…]

NYSSPE to Participate in 10th Annual Engineering EXPO

LHV Engineering EXPOThe New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) is excited to be participating in the 10th Annual Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO on April 7th in White Plains.

The NYSSPE Rockland Chapter was the founding organization of the Engineering EXPO 10 years ago.

The Engineering EXPO is a fun, hands-on learning event with a goal of teaching students and adults how engineering impacts what we eat, how we work, play and learn, to how we travel, communicate and stay healthy. [Read more…]

Academy of the Holy Names School Wins the Capital District Future City® Competition

The AcademFuture City Winnersy of the Holy Names of Albany, New York school won the 2013 Capital District Future City® Competition on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Hudson Valley Community College with their future city entitled “Crystal Falls.” The Academy of the Holy Names will represent the Capital District in the national Future City Competition in Crystal City, VA during National Engineers Week, February 16-20, 2013.

As student Isabella Kronau of Academy of the Holy Names said, “I found [the Future City Competition] interesting to see the other models and listen to the other schools share their point of view of how they can solve runoff. In doing this I found there are many different wonderful solutions to the problem.” [Read more…]

Your Help is Needed Developing Specifications for the PE Civil Exam

NCEES is seeking licensed civil engineers to participate in an online survey to update the specifications of the PE Civil exam. This survey is open until February 25. It will take about an hour to complete and can be found at We would appreciate it if you would complete the survey or pass it along to your colleagues who practice civil engineering.  You do not have to complete the survey in a single session. Instructions are on the NCEES website about how to save part of your responses.