Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) is the ONLY organization in the state that exists to protect your professional engineering license. Comprised of over 1100 licensed engineers, Engineer Interns, and engineering student members, PENC is committed to promoting and protecting licensure and the ethical practice of engineering.
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Engineering News

2015 PENC Awards:
PENC Distinguished Service - Everette Curlee, PE

Government Engineer of the Year - Jonathan Ham, PE
Young Engineer of the Year - Ryan Lindsey, EI;
Outstanding Technical Achievement
 - John Daniels, PE, PhD
Outstanding Employer
 - Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Engineer of the Year
 - Mark McIntire, PE
President’s Award
 - Sarah Spagnola, PE 

2015 PENC Fellows:
Tom Bach, PE, F.PENC
Herb Congdon, PE, F.PENC, F.NSPE 

2015-2016 Officers inducted:
PENC President - Susan Habina Woolard, PE
PENC President-Elect - Nathan Epling, PE
PENC Secretary - Tom Bach, PE
PENC Treasurer - Paul Shivers, PE
PENC Past-President - Neil Deans, PE

At-large directors are:
Jim Trogdon, PE of Raleigh
Martin Kane, PE, PhD of Charlotte
Sarah Spagnola, PE of Raleigh

2014-2015 Leadership Institute Grads recognized

The 2014-2015 Leadership Institute Graduates with instructor Rich St. Denis (left) and Leadership Institute director John Gyllenswan (right)

Summer conference attendees experienced first-hand the development of Leadership Institute graduates through their culmination project presentations. 
The PENC Leadership Institute helps hone leadership skills in a unique way developed specifically for engineers. 

Multinational companies perform majority of U.S. business R&D

graphic showing a city skyline

Multinational companies perform the majority of all research and development (R&D) done by companies located in the United States, according to a new

Southwest sliding into a new normal: drier conditions

hills, plants and dry land in the southwestern U.S.

The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the Southwest are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into the drier climate state predicted by ...

The profound power of loneliness

woman looking out of the window

Loneliness is as close to universal as experiences come. Almost everyone has felt isolated, even rejected.

But the power of loneliness -- its potential...

Feeding birds in your local park? If they're white ibises in Florida, think twice

White ibises flock

The following is part 17 in a series on the NSF-NIH-USDA Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) Program. See parts:

NSF awards rapid response grants to study current El Niño, one of the strongest on record

aerial view of NSF's Mo'orea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research site

El Niño: What effect will it have on weather, on flooding and landslides, and on economically important coastal ecosystems?...

Progress Energy Sustaining Friends

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1500 Sunday Dr. Suite 102
Raleigh, NC  27607



Save the Dates

February 12, 2016
PENC Board of Governors Meeting 1:00 p.m.

February 16, 2016

ACEC/NC & PENC Environmental Education and Networking Event McKimmon Center
10:30 am-2:00 pm

March 8, 2016
NC Women in Engineering Conference Greensboro, NC

May 11, 2016
Joint Lobby Day
Raleigh, NC


June 25-28, 2016
2016 PENC Summer Conference
Asheville, NC

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