Capital District E-Week 2016 Event was a Huge Success


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.


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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NYSSPE Executive Director, Anthony Fasano, PE, to present a TEDx talk on the Development of Young Engineers

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NYSSPE Executive Director, Anthony Fasano, PE, will present a TEDx talk on the importance of the promoting engineering to our youth on March 8th, 2016 at Bergen Community College. His presentation will focus on inspiring the next generation of engineers. In this inspirational talk, Fasano will dispel all myths about engineering being a nerdy or boring profession. He will challenge the audience to start to spread the idea that engineers will save the world and inspire them to excite more of our youth about this innovative profession that may just save our planet. [Read more…]

A Tribute to Margaret Ashida – A Leader in the NYS STEM Education Collaborative

The New York State STEM community recently lost a beloved member of their coalition in Margaret Ashida. Ashida had a passion for promoting STEM in whatever ways she could. The following tribute was taken from the NYS STEM Education Collaborative’s website and was used with their permission.

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Margaret Ashida was the Executive Director of the STEMx™ multi-state network committed to transforming science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through local innovation and state leadership for national impact. STEMx is operated by BattelleEd, a venture of Battelle – the world’s largest independent research and development organization. [Read more…]

How Skyscrapers Inspire Us – Brian Hegarty, NYSSPE PEC Project of the Year Award Recipient

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Brian Hegarty, PE of The PANYNJ Accepts NYSSPE Project of the Year Award

On Thursday evening, June 5th, at the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) annual Awards and Installation Dinner, Brian Hegarty, PE accepted the NYSSPE PEC Project of the Year award on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for their work on the construction of One World Trade Center.

In his acceptance speech, Hegarty talked about skyscrapers and how he has been enamored with them ever since childhood. He talked about how he now takes a book about skyscrapers and visits young children in schools. He described the reaction of some of these children when these majestic structures pop off the pages of the book. [Read more…]