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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PENC 2017 Summer Conference - Engineering Tomorrow

Registration is Now OPEN!



Click Here to Register for the 2017 Summer Conference

Click Here for Hotel Reservations

*Book by 5/22 in order to get Early Bird Hotel Rate



Please note that parking is not guaranteed at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Additional parking facilities are available in the Downtown Wilmington area.

Daily Parking








Featured Speakers


David Evans

NCBELS Assistant Executive Director


Dr. Jenna Carpenter

Campbell University Dean of Engineering


Laura Padgett

Chair of the Wilmington Task Force on Rail


Jim Trogdon, PE

NC Secretary of Transportation


David Webb, PE

Elon College Facilities Engineer


Dr. David Young

Interim Director of EPIC at UNCC


Glenn Harbeck, AICP

Wilmington Director of Planning, Development and Transportation



Thursday, June 15 

10:00 am: Secretary Jim Trogden

11:15 am: Concurrent Sessions

12:30 pm: Lunch

2:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions

3:15 pm: Break

3:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions

4:45 pm: Welcome Reception, Riverview Terrace

(Dinner on your own)


Friday, June 16

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: PENC Business Meeting and Legislative Updates

10:00 am: Concurrent Sessions

11:15 am: Concurrent Sessions

12:30 pm: Lunch Buffet and Officer Inductions

2:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions

3:15 pm: Break

3:30 pm: Women's Wine and Chat (all attendees and speakers are welcome)

5:00 pm: Free time

5:30 pm: PENC Leadership Institute Reception (by invitation)

6:30 pm: Awards, Graduation, and Fellows Banquet featuring speaker Paul Shivers, PE


Saturday, June 17

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: NCBELS Update with David Evans

9:00 am: Action Group Roundtables (all are invited), Educational Foundation Meeting

11:00 am: Break

11:15 am: PENC Board of Governor's Lunch and Meeting





Engineering News

2016-2017 Officers inducted:
PENC President -
Nathan Epling, PE
PENC President-Elect - Paul Shivers, PE
PENC Secretary - Vacant
PENC Treasurer - Tom Bach, PE
PENC Past-President - Susan Habina Woolard, PE

At-large directors are:
Sarah Spagnola, PE
Greg Welsh, PE
Rob Downs, PE

New NSF special report released ahead of Earth Day: April Showers Bring … The Science of Spring

From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers study spring.

From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are studyi...

National Science Foundation modifies Alan T. Waterman Award eligibility criteria

Waterman metal

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced changes in eligibility requirements for the Alan T. Waterman Award, which annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field...

April Showers Bring... The Science of Spring

Sun illustration From flowers’ microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by NSF are studying the science of spring. NSF peers into what makes spring such a vibrant--and sometimes dangerous--season.

Two early career researchers honored with Alan T. Waterman Award


The National Science Foundation (NSF) today recognized Baratunde "Bara" A. Cola of the Georgia Institute of Technology and John V. Pardon of Princeton ...

Scientists discover fossil of dinosaur ancestor with surprising croc-like appearance

<em>T. rhadinus</em>

Scientists have long wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like. Most assumed they would resemble miniature dinosaurs, about the size of chickens, and walk on two legs.

The discovery of Teleocra...

Progress Energy Sustaining Friends

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June 15-17, 2017 - PENC Annual Conference Wilmington, NC
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Hilton Reservations-NC Engineers Summer Conference-06.14-18.2017


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