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NSPE-NV Outreach in Action—Mobile Food Market

Date: October 28, 2020

On October 24, NSPE-NV members were called to action to distribute goods at a Mobile Food Market hosted at Orr Middle School in Las Vegas.

This activity is just one of many coordinated by the NSPE-NV STEM Outreach Committee in conjunction with the Just One Project. Since its founding in 2014, the Just One Project has become one of the fastest-growing nonprofit organizations in southern Nevada with a mission to connect the community through giving back

Learn more about outreach opportunities.


NV Considers Changes to Vehicle Fees and Taxes

Date: October 28, 2020

Pursuit underway at the Nevada statehouse would revise a vehicle fee and tax revenue rule in place for the past 80 years. The Nevada Constitution mandates that any license fee, registration fee, or excise tax on gas or diesel be used solely for the construction, maintenance and repair of public highways.

As reported on the Land Line website, the Legislature’s Interim Committee on Energy has voted to move forward a plan that would open the door to diverting from roads a portion of vehicle taxes and fees. Specifically, the group authorized continued pursuit of a plan to amend the constitution to allow affected revenue to be applied for all “transportation infrastructure.”

The directors of multiple state agencies including the DOT and Department of Motor Vehicles submitted a letter to the committee on sustainable transportation funding. “The long-term solution should, to the greatest extent possible, address the needs of all transportation mode users, including bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users,” the letter said, “as well as promote social and user equity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and establish sustainability of the fund.”

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US Senator Rosen Sponsors STEM Jobs Bill

Date: October 28, 2020

Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) introduced legislation that would help small and medium businesses hire and train mid-career professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The bill would provide $50 million in grants to those employers competing for STEM workers, prioritizing businesses looking to hire women, Black and Latino workers and individuals from rural areas, as reported in The Hill. The measure would fund “returnships," or midcareer internships, for workers who have either left the STEM workforce, or who want to transition into the field.

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University of NV-Reno Doctorate Program Seeks to Improve Engineering Education

Date: October 28, 2020

This fall, the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, launched a Ph.D. in engineering education. The cross-disciplinary program will prepare graduates for research, academic and other demanding careers in engineering education from pre-kindergarten classrooms to workforce development.

For College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis, the recent approval of the program by the Nevada System of Higher Education is the culmination of a vision many years in the making, according to a Nevada Today article.

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NSPE Career Center

Date: October 28, 2020

NSPE’s Job Board is your one-stop resource for professional engineering employment. Whether you are on the hunt for your next career move or looking for today’s top engineering leaders and talent, you will find it here.

NSPE provides the tools PEs need to keep current in the profession and advance their careers.

Featured Jobs
Director of Public Works
Incline Village, NV

Director – Process Engineering
Las Vegas, NV

Find more job openings or reach the right employees on the NSPE Job Board.

Announcement: Nevada Department of Transportation and The Associated General Contractors of Nevada (AGC)

The Nevada Department of Transportation and The Associated General Contractors of Nevada (AGC) are pleased to announce the roll out of our revitalized and updated partnering program “Partnering with a Purpose”. We would like to invite you to join us for an hour-long virtual roll out at either 6:00 AM or 1:30PM Thursday, August 19, 2020. We encourage all available staff to “tune in” and learn about our updated tools and resources.

There is no charge for participation and registration can be found at: www.ndotpartnering.com


Announcement: Clark County Water Reclamation District (District)

Clark County Water Reclamation District (District) is seeking qualifications from qualified firms. The District awards professional services contracts using a qualifications-based selection process called the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). All categories approved at the December 18, 2018 Board meeting will remain active through December 31, 2021.

This solicitation is strictly for the addition of two specific categories: 1. Independent Cost Estimator 2. Scheduling and Claims Analysis

Interested firms may apply by submitting an SOQ during the open period: August 11, 2020 - September 10, 2020. SOQ information is posted online at: https://www.cleanwaterteam.com/Pages/Statement-of-Qualifications---(SOQ).aspx

If the Applicant has a question regarding the SOQ process, please contact Rosaura Gallagher, Associate Engineer, rgallagher@cleanwaterteam.com, (702) 668-8248. SOQ's will be accepted at the Clark County Water Reclamation District Customer Service Counter, 5857 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89122, on or before September 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM based on the time clock at the Clark County Water Reclamation District Customer Service Counter. Late SOQ's will not be accepted.


Volunteer Opportunity - Saturday, July 25, 2020

Volunteers needed at Clark High School

What: Mobile Food Market - Distribute food from a semi-truck into trunks or backseats of vehicles
When: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Where: Clark High School (4291 Pennwood Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102)

Gloves will be provided. Just One Project is asking volunteers to bring their own masks...they can be homemade.

Please use the parking lot on "Arville" just north of "Sirius" right next to the performing arts center. The parking lot where the food is distributed is a short walk from this parking lot.

If you can volunteer, please RSVP to brook.demitropoulos@jacobs.com or 702.336.9896


30 volunteers needed at Orr Middle School

This volunteer opportunity was setup by Claire Kohatsu with the Las Vegas Basketball Center

Please follow them on Instagram: @lasvegasbasketball

What: Mobile Food Market - Distribute food from a semi-truck into trunks or backseats of vehicles
When: Saturday, June 27, 2020, 7:45 am – 10:30 am
Where: Orr Middle School (1562 E Katie Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119)

Gloves will be provided. Just One Project is asking volunteers to bring their own masks...they can be homemade.

If you can volunteer, please RSVP to brook.demitropoulos@jacobs.com or 702.336.9896


70 Volunteers needed! 35 volunteers at each location.

What: Mobile Food Market - Distribute food from a semi-truck into trunks or backseats of vehicles

When: Saturday, May 30, 2020

Where: Clark High School (4291 Pennwood Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102) 7:00 am – 9:30 am

or

Or Middle School (1562 E Katie Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119) 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Gloves provided but Just One Project is asking volunteers to bring their own masks...they can be homemade.

If you can volunteer, please RSVP and specify which location.

RSVP to Brook at brook.demitropoulos@jacobs.com or 702.336.9896


Society Celebrates National Engineers Week and Welcomes NSPE President

March 2020 Eweek Finale Banquet
Martini Order of the Engineer

The Nevada Society was honored to have NSPE President David Martini, P.E., F.NSPE, and his wife Julie as its special guests in February over the weekend of Engineers Week. President Martini attended the DiscoverE Introduce a Kid to Engineering event at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the National E-Week Finale Dinner hosted by NSPE-NV. He spoke at the Order of the Engineer ceremony that was part of the evening.

The National E-Week Finale Dinner on Saturday, February 22 took place at the Orleans Hotel and Casino with a 1920s theme. The ceremonies included the Order of the Engineer oath; a hosted cocktail hour; dinner; and the presentation of scholarships, awards, door prizes, and an escape room puzzle. WTS hosted the after-party. Attendees numbered 330!

Congratulations to the award winners from NSPE-NV:

  • Engineer of the Year – Craig Sisco, P.E., F.NSPE, Southwest Gas Corporation
  • Young Engineer of the Year – Trisha Nakaura, EI, Atkins
  • Ramona Lesley Dedicated Service Award – Molly Marks, UNLV
  • Project of the Year – Starr Avenue Interchange – NDOT

Access additional info and photos.


Nevada Society at the 2018 Professional Engineers

From July 18–22 in Las Vegas, at Caesars Palace, NSPE members enjoyed an exciting week full of exceptional education programs, speakers, and great networking.

Nevada Society MembersNEVADA SOCIETY MEMBERS WITH ELVIS

Nevada Society Members DAVID JAMES, P.E., F.NSPE; DOUG BLATCHFORD, P.E.;

Nevada Society MembersDOUG BLATCHFORD, P.E. AND ELVIS

IMAGES COURTESY OF NSPE AND CHRISTIE'S PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIOS