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Remembering Past State President David A. Day

Lifetime NSPE-CO member David Day has passed.  He served as president of the Professional Engineers of Colorado (which became NSPE-CO) in 1971-72. He was commissioned in the US Navy in 1945.  He was an engineering professor at the University of Illinois and later was Dean of Engineering at the University of Denver.  He was born November 22, 1924 and died Saturday, May 14th, 2016.  He was 92.

Click here for the complete obituary.  Our thoughts are with his wife Mary, his five children, seven grand children and two great grand children.

With thank Dave for his service to Engineering, and our association.


2016 NSPE-CO Awards

The 2016 NSPE-CO Awards will be presented July 21st at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel.  Help recognize excellence in the Colorado Engineering Community by nominating deserving Engineers, Educators and Students, or an entire project!   Click here for the NSPE-CO Awards page, with all the details!

Sponsorship opportunities are available, contact the NSPE-CO office at (303) 480-1160 for details.  Click here for a pdf with more details on sponsorships.

 2016 Platinum Sponsor: 

Bronze Sponsors:  The Law Office of James E. Nelson, Rocky Mountain Group (RMG) Engineers and Palace Construction


In 2015 NSPE-CO Awards recognized:

Lisa Troung (Alliant Engineering) -Young Engineer of the Year

Kristi Evans, P.E. (US Bureau of Reclamation) -Project Manager of the Year

Richard Ziernicki, P.E.  (Knott Laboratory LLC) - Manager of the Year

Connie King, P.E., Esq. - Woman Engineer of the Year

Casey Bartels (Rampart High School) - Educator of the Year

Martin/Martin Inc. Colorado State Capitol Dome Restotation - Project of the Year


2015 SPONSORS BELOW-  Become a 2016 Sponsor

Our thanks to our Gold Sponsor


Our thanks to our Silver Sponsor:


Our thanks to our Print Sponsor:

And our thanks to our Bronze Sponsors:

Merrick & Company

Ramey Environmental Compliance

Behrent Engineering

The Law Office of James Nelson, Esq.

Contact the NSPE-CO state office at (303) 480-1160 to get information on how your company can sponsor the 2016 NSPE-CO Awards.


ASCE Symposium for Sustainable Infrastructure – Rocky Mountain Region

Integrating Sustainability into Infrastructure Development

Infrastructure is an essential component of national economic competitiveness and social well-being. Designing and delivering infrastructure systems that truly contribute to sustainability throughout their service life is the theme of this full-day symposium.

The conference will be on May 23, 2016 in the Wittemyer Courtroom located in the University of Colorado Boulder Campus’ Wolf Law Center. Registration will include the full day program plus breakfast, lunch, breaks and a beer garden social after the presentations. Registration also includes free parking on campus. The Symposium planners encourage participation from all areas, including engineering firms, government agencies and academia. Students are especially encouraged to attend, and a special rate is offered with proof of student status.

Click here for the full event program, including details on how to register.



2016-17 Officers Elected

Thank you to all members who voted in the election of 2016-17 officers.  The balloting has closed and the following members will lead NSPE-CO starting July 1, 2016:

Patrick Roberts, President

Ben Railsback, P.E., Vice President/ President-Elect (to serve as President 2017-18); House of Delegates Alternate

Mark Weidhaas, F-NSPE, P.E., House of Delegates Director

Chuck Piersall III, P.E., Immediate Past President

Dave Wells, Treasurer

Kelly Rhoades, Secretary


Develop the next generation of engineers

Denver Public Schools CareerConnect is seeking engineering companies to host interns this summer from June 12-July 13.  CareerConnect provides more than 6,000 high school students with career-focused courses in Colorado’s highest-opportunity industries (including engineering), experiential learning opportunities, and additional links to higher education.  
Through the CareerLaunch summer internship program, students have the opportunity to explore STEM careers that they have been studying in school.  Students work 25 hours per week, earn high school credit, and are eligible for a financial award based on their performance. They will learn the practical applications of their engineering coursework and can make meaningful contributions to their host companies.  

Host a CareerLaunch intern and change the life of an aspiring engineer!  More information is available at

About Denver Public Schools: DPS is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of 185 schools, with an enrollment of 88,000 students. Of those, 58% of the school district’s enrollment is Hispanic, 20% is Caucasian, and 15% is African American. Seventy-two percent of the district’s students qualify for free and reduced lunch.




NSPE-CO State Board Meetings for 2016

(NSPE National Conference June 22-26, Dallas TX)
July 21st -  Annual meeting prior to NSPE-CO Awards 
October 22nd- Location TBD


Interested in speaking on an engineering-related topic?

NSPE-CO welcomes the opportunity to learn more about engineering-related projects going on within the state. If you have a suggestion or contact for a potential guest speaker, please submit your ideas to NSPE-CO is open to any new ideas and appreciates your suggestions.


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Job Postings

Job Announcements

Job Title:  Engineer III (Water/Wastewater)

Brown Caldwell is seeking a self-motivated engineer with 3-7 years of experience to join the Water and Wastewater Engineering Group in their  Denver office. Provide support on a variety of engineering projects with a focus on water and wastewater treatment plant planning, design and construction. Click here for more details.



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