MARCH 17, 2022 – UTSA’s Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (Klesse College) is proud to announce the establishment of the Bexar Chapter: Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Endowed Scholarship in recognition of their generous gift of $26,500.
The Bexar Chapter of TSPE decided to start this endowed scholarship at UTSA to give back and support the region in which its members serve. Preference for this scholarship will be given to those who graduated from a high school in one of the following counties: Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, or Zavala. The endowed gift will support one scholarship in the first academic year, with intention to expand opportunities in the future.
“The funds raised during Engineers Week events every year are used for college scholarships,” said Bruna Spengler, Director 2 of TSPE’s Bexar Chapter. “In the past, we would interview high school seniors and give out scholarships to brilliant students, but very often they end up out-of-state. To make an impact locally, the TSPE Bexar Chapter Board decided to create an Endowed Scholarship at UTSA. We plan on growing this scholarship and be able to award it to many students in the years to come. We are excited to make an impact to engineering students that are from Bexar and neighboring Counties, and we believe this will strengthen our Chapter in the future. Our main goal is to encourage these students to become Professional Engineers and get involved with TSPE after college.”
“On behalf of Klesse College, I wish to thank TSPE for their investment in our students,” said JoAnn Browning, dean of Klesse College. “Connections such as this scholarship provide clear pathways to professional success to our students, many of which will likely practice locally upon graduation.”
The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) is a state society affiliated with the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). The mission of TSPE is to promote the ethical, competent and licensed practice of engineering, and to enhance the professional, social and economic well being of its members.
The TSPS Alamo Chapter Board of Directors has extended an invitation to TSPE to join TSPS for the BBQ and Bowling Night events during Surveyors’ Week. Now that the engineers and surveyors share the same licensing board, this would be a great opportunity to network and show our support! Be sure to contact Douglas Kramer if you are able to attend.
On Saturday, February 8, 2020 Bexar Chapter TSPE will host the Bexar Chapter Competition in the University Center of St. Mary’s University. Volunteers are needed to help proctor and grade exams from approximately 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. No math skills are required to volunteer. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, March 28, 2020, TSPE will host the 2020 Texas State MATHCOUNTS Competition in Austin at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel. We need volunteer proctors and graders for the written portion of the competition. Time required is approximately 4.5 hours, from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Lunch and an official volunteer t-shirt will be provided. Groups or individuals are welcome. Please email Nancy Rierson at email@example.com or call the TSPE office at the (512) 472-9286 if you would like to volunteer, or if you require additional information about the program.
The Bexar Chapter of TSPE and the San Antonio Branch of ASCE invite you to the biggest Engineers Week Celebration in Texas! There are many tickets available to different events and sponsorship opportunities available.
Did you know there is a lunch specifically dedicated to the Past Presidents of our Bexar Chapter? Come celebrate with them!
Find out more at https://www.e-week.org.
Please join us for our February Chapter meeting on 2/3/20! Our speaker will be Maggie Seay, CPSM who is presenting Networking 101: An Engineer’s Guide to BD Basics.
Check-in and networking will start at 11:30 am with meeting/presentation following at 12:00. Note the location we will be meeting at Stonewerks at Lincoln Heights.
Please join us for our September Chapter meeting! Our speaker will be Vic Boyer will the San Antonio Mobility Coalition (SAMCo) who will be presenting "Transportation Funding Outlook - Local, Regional, State, and Federal Levels".
Check-in and networking will start at 11:30 am with meeting/presentation following at 12:00. Note the different location: we will be meeting at Alamo Cafe.
Join us in celebrating Professional Engineers Day (#LicensedPEDay) by showing up at Municipal Plaza for a photo shoot with the City of San Antonio engineering staff and City Council proclamation.
Find out more information and register here: Proclamation Photos
Parking is available in the Old Frost Bank Garage that is located at the SE corner of Commerce Street and Flores Street in downtown San Antonio. Please try to attend as the City is recognizing you as an "Engineer" and our professions! Please be at the event by 8:50 AM if you plan to attend.
On Thursday, August 8th, at 9:00 AM, The San Antonio City Council will recognize our profession at the start of their meeting. This is another great opportunity for us show our appreciation to the council for preparing the proclamation and to support our profession. PLEASE BE AT THE MEETING BY 8:50 AM IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.
Join TSPE Bexar Chapter along with numerous other organizations at
The Well on July 11, 2019 from 4:30-7:30.
TSPE members are free!
We inducted our Chapter officers for the upcoming year at our May Chapter meeting on May 6, 2019. Congratulations to the following slate of officers:
President: Blake Wright, PE
President Elect: Lorena Carter, PE
Vice President: Mike Bratten, PE
Treasurer: Coy Armstrong, PE
Secretary, Trey Dawson, PE
State Director: Shauna Weaver, PE
Director 1: Bregger Garrison, PE
Director 2: Bruna Spengler, PE
Director 3: Ray Mendez, PE
Past President: Chester Drash, PE
Running all the events of the Bexar Chapter is a team effort. We are always looking for volunteers to help out our officers. Preferred contact information for each officer can be found on our updated Officers and Directors page.
Join us as the TSPE Conference & 83rd Annual Meeting will be held June 19-21, 2019 at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center Hotel.
This meeting is a great opportunity to meet other professional engineers of multiple disciplines from all areas of Texas. It is also a convenient and worthwhile way to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) which are required in Texas to renew your PE License. Seminars will include the required PDHs in ethics for professional engineers as well as topics that address the professional, economic, social and political aspects of engineering in Texas.
If you would like to attend the Annual Meeting on June 19 as an authorized delegate of the Bexar Chapter, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A link to the TSPE registration page is provided below:
Engineers Week, or E-Week, is a week-long celebration of how engineers make a difference in our world and an effort to raise awareness of the engineering profession.
Each February, the Bexar Chapter of TSPE and ASCE San Antonio come together to organize one whole week of events meant to bring together engineers, students and AEC professionals. Come out and celebrate with us!
Register Online at: https://www.e-week.org/
The Bexar Chapter of TSPE is now soliciting nominations for both the 2018-19 Engineer of the Year and the 2018-19 Young Engineer of the Year who will be honored during Engineers Week in February 2019.
The Young Women's Leadership Academy (YWLA) will be holding their science fair on December, 1, 2018. The fair is at the YWLA campus and begins at 8:30 AM with breakfast and refreshments served for the judges and will last until around noon. Help is appreciated as the students work very hard all year on the projects. These projects go on to compete in district, Alamo Regionals, and State Science Fair competitions.
For questions or to sign up, you can email Steven Winters at email@example.com.
The TxDOT San Antonio District's Design Support Office is looking for a Project Manager. Please visit this link for more information.
Saturday, November 3, 2018