Yesterday, NCEES was made aware that three U.S. utility companies received phishing emails claiming to be from NCEES, announcing exam results. The emails included a Word attachment that contained malware. NCEES takes matters of cybersecurity very seriously, and we have found no evidence that our system was breached or that examinee information was hacked. The email addresses were not obtained from NCEES, and we have no evidence that any of the recipients had actually taken an NCEES exam.
To be clear, NCEES does not send exam results via email. Examinees log in to our secure system to access their results. If you receive an email from NCEES claiming to announce your exam results, do not open it or any attachments. NCEES does send emails to examinees to let them know that they can log in to their MyNCEES account to check their results, but such an email will not contain an attachment.
Please let NCEES know if you receive a suspicious email claiming to be from this organization. You can click on the Contact section of the NCEES website for contact details.
NCEES is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
NCEES awarded the New Mexico State University Geomatics/Surveying Engineering program the $25,000 grand prize. Six additional prizes were awarded to qualifying programs to assist with each program’s continued efforts to promote the importance and value of surveying licensure. The award jury considered criteria such as student outcomes and involvement, outreach and recruitment, and the promotion of licensure. The award jury met June 27, 2019, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the winners.
NCEES Surveying Education Award juror Henry Dingle, P.S., stated, “The jury was very impressed with the constant advancement of the geomatics/surveying engineering program over the last four years. It could be a model for other programs across the country.”
$25,000 grand prize winner
New Mexico State University Department of Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering Geomatics/Surveying Engineering program
East Tennessee State University Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying Surveying and Mapping Science program
New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Applied Engineering and Technology Surveying Engineering Technology program
University of Maine College of Engineering Surveying Engineering Technology program
Idaho State University College of Technology Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology program
Oregon Institute of Technology College of Engineering, Technology, and Management Geomatics program
University of Akron Department of Engineering and Science Technology Surveying and Mapping program
All results from the April 2019 pencil-and-paper PE exams have been released to NCEES member licensing boards. Most exam results were released on May 14. PE Structural exam results were released on June 14. How and when examinees receive their results varies by state.
Some boards use NCEES Exam Administration Services to release the results directly to examinees. Some release them through another testing service such as PCS. Other boards release the results themselves. In addition, some state boards validate the results at a board meeting before they can release them to examinees.
To find out how you will receive your result, select your state (or foreign entity) and exam from the engineering webpage or log into your MyNCEES account.
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Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction takes $25,000 grand prize for interdisciplinary design project
NCEES is pleased to announce that the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is the grand prize winner of the 2019 NCEES Engineering Education Award. The university received the award for a project completed by the Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. The award jury met June 4, 2019, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the $25,000 grand prize winner.
For the school’s project, Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, architectural engineering students collaborated with professional engineers, architects, and other professionals to design the structural, mechanical, and electrical systems for the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts on the Hope College campus in Holland, Michigan. The design offers superior acoustics, integrated timber or engineered wood throughout 25 percent of the building, and a rooftop amenity space that can be used year-round.
The jury praised the project for involving different engineering disciplines and a practical design solution.
The jury selected seven additional winners to receive awards of $10,000 each:
Lipscomb University Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering Sustainable Water Treatment Prototype System for a Ghanaian Orphanage, School, and Hospital Campus
Seattle University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Infrastructure Improvement of a County Road
Seattle University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of a County Pump Station
Smith College Picker Engineering Program Development of a Culvert Evaluation Program
University of Cincinnati Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Hoyes Field Elementary–A Net-Zero Energy School
University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Alternative Energy Generation at School A
University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Design for Removal of VOCs at Drinking Water Well 18
The NCEES Engineering Education Award recognizes engineering programs that encourage collaboration between students and professional engineers. EAC/ABET-accredited programs from all engineering disciplines were invited to submit projects that integrate professional practice and education.
A jury of NCEES members and representatives from academic institutions and engineering societies selected the winners from the 51 entries. The jury members considered the following criteria:
Successful collaboration of faculty, students, and licensed professional engineers
Protection of health, safety, and/or welfare of the public
The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is relocating its headquarters to Greenville, South Carolina, from its current location in nearby Seneca. NCEES’ new headquarters will occupy 70,600 square feet at 200 Verdae Boulevard.
“The new headquarters will provide a better position for the growth of the organization and allow NCEES to better support its member boards and the professions of engineering and surveying,” explained NCEES Chief Executive Officer David Cox. “NCEES is entering its second century of advancing licensure for engineers and surveyors, and this move will help us better fulfill our mission to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.”
NCEES is a national nonprofit organization made up of the engineering and surveying licensing boards from across the United States and its territories. It provides a range of services to support licensure and public protection, including developing the exams used to license professional engineers and surveyors.
NCEES brings hundreds of professional engineers and surveyors from across the country each year to its headquarters to assist with exam development. Therefore, the move is expected to have an annual economic impact of $1 million for the Greenville tourism and hospitality industry, including local hotels, catering, restaurants, and transportation.
The relocation will be completed in the spring of 2020, which will coincide with the organization’s 100th anniversary.