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Michael Aitken, P.E., Elected NSPE National Vice President

At the NSPE Annual Meeting in Dallas in June, the NSPE House of Delegates governing body elected NSPE-CO Past President Michael Aitken, P.E., to serve at the national level.  Michael will be Vice President 2016-17, President-Elect 2017-18, and will be national President in 2018-19.

NSPE-CO nominated Michael for the position and wishes him great success!  

Michael will be participating in the NSPE-CO Awards on July 21st.



2016 NSPE-CO Awards - Tickets available NOW

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:          

Silver Sponsor: 

Bronze Sponsors: 

Quillin Engineering

The Law Office of James E. Nelson

Rocky Mountain Group (RMG) Engineers

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

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



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


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.


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

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:  Engineering Manager (Colorado Springs, CO)

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced Municipal Water/Wastewater/Civil Engineer to join the Farnsworth Group Colorado Springs, CO office.  This key leadership position will work to build a client focused, technically excellent municipal and water/ wastewater engineering team to serve clients in the state of Colorado and the western region of our company. 

Qualified candidates will provide technical leadership related to water/ wastewater engineering as well as have an entrepreneurial drive to develop business opportunities.  Specific responsibilities include cultivating strong client relationships, leading marketing activities, building a local team, developing and mentoring staff, collaborating with other disciplines, establishing and maintaining budgets, and working in partnership with leadership throughout the company.  The position will involve close coordination with the existing established team of water and wastewater engineers located in our Fort Collins, CO office.

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