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1 NSPE Florida Engineering Society Student Chapter Program

2 FES Student Chapter Program NSPE/FES The purpose of both programs is to promote the benefits of professional licensure to students Differences –School Classifications Three levels versus two –An FES chapter can exist without being an NSPE chapter

3 FES Student Chapter Program Student Professional Development Committee FES Staff Liaison; Anne Wilson Chair; Victor Herrera Student BOD Representative Parent Chapters Representatives Student Chapters Representatives

4 FES Student Chapter Program Student Chapters Current ChaptersTargeted Chapters

5 FES Student Chapter Program Student Chapters Types of student chapters –Alpha Full ABET Accreditation –Beta Engineering Technology (4 yr.- working towards ABET) –Delta Junior Colleges / Feeder Schools

6 The Stakeholders Student Chapters FES Staff FES State Officers Parent Chapters Student Chapter Officers

7 Roles of Stakeholders FES Staff –Executive Director Frank Rudd –Student Chapter Liaison Anne Wilson FES State Officers –President’s Student Chapter Initiative –President Elect –Student Professional Development Committee Chair –Leadership Advisory Committee Chair –Annual Conference Committee Chair

8 Roles of Stakeholders Parent Chapters –Parent chapter liaison Each chapter – forms the state SPDC Younger is typically best suited Must have energy and desire –Must engage students –Alumni need to be active Student Chapter Officers –Lead student chapter / Attend parent meetings –Learn how to interact / coexist with other associations

9 Roles of Stakeholders Encouraging New Student Chapters Identify potential schools –Need strong parent chapter –Need ties to school Solicit a champion / liaison “First Contact” –Letter to Dean –Presentation to Faculty –Selection of Advisor –Open House / Meet and Greet Start up guide Piggy-back with other societies

10 FES Student Chapter Program Student Chapters Chapter activities revolve around two areas of involvement 1.Campus Involvement Meetings / Events / Socials Student Interaction Professor / Student Relations 2.Community Involvement Outreach Programs Special Events / Volunteer Activities Parent Chapter Support

11 FES Student Chapter Program Student Chapters Parent Chapter Support –Provides champion to motivate student chapter –Students invited to professional meetings –Professionals speaking at student meetings –Alumni support –Financial support Florida Engineering Foundation endowments Meeting and event sponsors Scholarships

12 FES Student Chapter Program Promoting Student Chapters Provide start up guide and materials $200 start up fund Local level support Incentives –Most Active Chapter Award –Student Service Award –Free attendance / discounts Leadership Conference Annual Conference

13 New FES Student Leadership Program University of Florida –3 Credit hour course sanctioned by school –Instructors come from FES membership –Topics include: Project Management Risk Management Marketing Strategies Financial Administration Corporate Business Models HR and IT Considerations

14 Success Stories Alpha; University of North Florida Guest speakers K-12 Outreach Joint events including; end of year cookout with other clubs Increased student participation in Mathcounts FE Review Course Started Website (

15 Success Stories Beta; Florida Gulf Coast University Membership increase by 98% First graduates; May 2009 Fundraisers –Breakfast Delivery –Coffee Sales –Lunch Catering –Bake Sale Campus Mission: Service, Learning, Donations and Participation

16 Success Stories Delta; Pensacola Junior College Middle school science fair judges Mu Alpha Theta Annual math competition MathCounts National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Physics Olympics

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