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National Society of Professional Engineers

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Formation September 3, 1934 (1934-09-03)
Type Professional engineering society
Headquarters Alexandria, Virginia
Official language
Harve Hnatiuk, P.E., F.NSPE
Key people
David B. Steinman
Website .org.nspewww

The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is an American

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  • NSPE website

External links

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  • Through its interest group Professional Engineers in Government, NSPE sponsors the Washington Award. It formerly published the Professional Engineers' Income and Salary Survey but no longer does so.[10]
  • NSPE cofounded the middle school mathematics competition MATHCOUNTS in 1983. More than 350,000 middle school students from across the United States take part in the math-based competition each year.[9]
  • National Engineers Week was founded in 1951 by NSPE to encourage diversity within engineering and ensure that there would be enough engineers in the future. Different aspects of this event include "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day", which is designed to overcome the gaps the appear between genders in engineering employment.[8]

NSPE has founded and works closely with a number of nonprofit organizations and outreach-based activities.


In 1976, the NSPE was the petitioner in National Society of Professional Engineers v. United States, 435 U.S. 679. The United States brought this antitrust suit against the NSPE, claiming that the NSPE's ethical canon prohibiting its members from submitting competitive bids for engineering services suppressed competition in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The NSPE countered with argument for exception under the Rule of Reason. The United States Supreme Court decided against the NSPE.[7]

The NSPE was founded in 1934, as a nontechnical organization for licensed professional engineers.[3][4] The NSPE published Canons of Ethics for Engineers and Rules of Professional Conduct in 1946, which evolved to the current Code of Ethics, adopted in 1964; the first Fundamental Canon is "Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public."[5][6] In 1973, the NSPE entered into an agreement with the Society of Women Engineers in an effort to increase the number of women professional engineers.



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. Alexandria, Virginia The society is based in [2]

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