Welcome to Delaware Engineering Society

The Delaware Engineering Society (DES) has over 180 individual members from all engineering disciplines and practices. We represent civil, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineers who practice in industry, construction, private practice, education and government.

DES is a state society of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) with over 60 years of service to our members and the people of Delaware.

The mission of NSPE and DES is to promote the ethical and competent practice of engineering, to advocate licensure, and to enhance the professional, social and economic development and well-being of our members.

Hot News…

The Delaware Engineering Society is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 scholarship program for Delaware high school seniors who plan to enroll in a college engineering program next fall. The scholarships are offered in conjunction with two other organizations: the Society of Women Engineers - DelMar Section, and the University of Delaware. Deadline for application is December 30, 2015.

The Delaware Engineering Society is pleased to congratulate our 2016 Engineer of the Year, Barry Benton, PE of the Delaware Department of Transportation, and our 2016 Young Engineer of the Year, Nathan Buttorff, PE of Pennoni Associates!

DES will be hosting the 2016 Engineers Week Banquet on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Cavaliers Country Club. Ticket and Advertisement info can be found here.

Other News…

Some of our past and present Engineers of the Year met with Governor Markell for a photo opportunity.

A Note from the President

Dear NSPE Member,

As a professional engineer who has been involved with NSPE for almost 20 years, one of the main benefits of my membership has been a supportive network and a connectedness to my fellow professionals throughout the country and around the world. This may come as no surprise because connectedness and community are really at the heart of any association.

The National Society of Professional Engineers was founded on this very idea. Seventy-five years ago when David Steinman and his colleagues formed this Society, they did so in the spirit of community. It was a community dedicated to individuals whose common interests were those of the licensed professional engineer and the engineering profession. “Through membership and active participation in NSPE,” Steinman said, “the individual engineer renders his contribution toward making engineering a better and more satisfying profession than he found it.”

Today, NSPE continues Steinman's work and remains the only association dedicated exclusively to licensed professional engineers and those on the path to becoming licensed. Our reputation for and focus on the ethical and competent practice of engineering remain as strong as ever.

Over the past year, NSPE has diligently worked to build a stronger community and put together a benefits portfolio based on your needs to stay connected and stay informed.

  • NSPE members is connecting with members via our new social networking sites on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NSPE), Facebook (http://tinyurl.com/nspefanpage), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/NSPEvideo).
  • NSPE is keeping you informed about the profession through top-notch publications like PE magazine, Daily Designs, NSPE Update, and our new blogs.
  • NSPE is making your voice heard on professional issues at the state and federal levels, in the legislatures and in the courts.
  • NSPE is helping you grow professionally through free Web seminars, free access to our salary survey, opportunities to build your network through our interest groups, and online courses.

The NSPE community is a strong one because of you and over 40,000 engineers like you. Thank you for being part of that community.

Samuel W. Grossman, P.E., F.NSPE
National Society of Professional Engineers
1420 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314

Get Involved! Currently seeking committee members for the following upcoming events:

MATHCOUNTS committee
Scholarship Committee

If you are interested, please contact Stacy Ziegler at: sziegler AT duffnet.com for more information.

PE: The Magazine for Professional Engineers

Issued monthly free to State and National members, preview it here. (updated link)

Video: Get Licensed, Get Ahead

Get Licensed, Get Ahead

Presented by NSPE's Professional Engineers in Education

This lively video outlines the four essential steps to licensure and explains how being licensed will give you a richer career. Watch Videos (updated link)

Website last modified on January 22, 2016..