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The "Raise the Bar" Initiative: Charting the Future by Understanding the Path to the Present - Modifying the Model Laws and Rules for Engineering Licensure

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Conference

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Reflections on the “Raise the Bar” Initiative (Part II) - Using a Decade of Experience to Chart the Future

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering

Page Count

23

Page Numbers

25.1275.1 - 25.1275.23

DOI

10.18260/1-2--22032

Permanent URL

https://strategy.asee.org/22032

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161

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Jon D. Nelson P.E. Tetra Tech, Inc

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Jon D. Nelson, P.E. is Senior Vice President of the central region of the Engineering and Architectural Services group of Tetra Tech, Inc. in Tulsa, Okla. He has been a consulting engineer for 34 years, focusing on municipal water and wastewater projects. He has been with Tetra Tech for 27 years. He holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University and a M.S. degree in environmental engineering from Oklahoma State University. Nelson is licensed as a professional engineer in four states and holds Class A operator licenses in Oklahoma for waterworks and wastewater works. Nelson served on the Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for 12 years and was President of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying in 2004/05. In 2008, he served as Chair of the American Association of Engineering Societies, and he was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2009. He is also an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and is currently the Vice-chair of the Licensure and Qualifications for Practice Committee.

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Monte L. Phillips P.E. Americal Society of Civil Engineers

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Monte L. Phillips is an Emeritus Professor of civil engineering at the University of North Dakota. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois with an emphasis in geothecnical engineering. During a 39-year career as an educator, he served on the faculties of the University of North Dakota, Ohio Northern University, and the University of Illinois. Phillips has been an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, serving as National President in 1994-95. He currently serves NSPE on the Board of Ethical Review, as a member of the Licensure and Qualifications for Practice Committee, and as Chair of the Council of Fellows Executive Committee. He served a five-year term, including Chair, of the North Dakota Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Over the past decade, he has chaired and served on numerous task forces and committees of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying involved with promoting licensure. He currently represents NCEES on the ABET Board of Directors. He is a Fellow and past two-term North Dakota section President of ASCE and served as Chair of the Experiential Fulfillment Committee of ASCE's Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice. He is a Fellow and Past President of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers; a former six-term member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Science; and is past Chair and serves on the National Board of Governors of the Order of the Engineer.

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Craig N. Musselman CMA Engineers, Inc.

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Craig N. Musselman, P.E. is a practicing civil and environmental engineer and is the Founder and President of CMA Engineers, a consulting engineering firm with offices in New Hampshire and Maine. He holds B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from the University of Massachusetts and has more than 35 years experience in the planning, design and construction administration of public works facilities. Musselman is a former member of the New Hampshire Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and was actively involved in the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) through committee and task force involvements over the past 10 years. For NSPE, he is the Chair of the Licensure and Qualifications for Practice Committee. He is a member of the ABET Board of Directors. Musselman is a Fellow of NSPE and ACEC and a Distinguished Member of ASCE, and he received the ASCE President’s Medal in 2006 and the NSPE President’s Medal in 2011, for service to the engineering profession. He is a frequent speaker on engineering licensure and education topics throughout the U.S. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Rye, N.H.

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Michael J. Conzett HDR, Inc.

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Michael J. Conzett is a licensed Professional Engineer and Senior Project Manager with HDR, Inc. in Omaha, Neb. He received a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in sanitary engineering from Iowa State University. He has nearly 35 years experience in the study of the impacts of contaminants on soil and groundwater and the design of remediation systems. He is a member of ASCE, WEF, and SAME and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He serves on Iowa State’s Engineering College Industrial Advisory Council and on the State Board of Engineers and Architects in Nebraska. In the recent past, he chaired an NCEES task force that was formed to address the issues relative to raising the education requirements for engineers prior to first licensure.

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Nelson, J. D., & Phillips, M. L., & Musselman, C. N., & Conzett, M. J. (2012, June), The "Raise the Bar" Initiative: Charting the Future by Understanding the Path to the Present - Modifying the Model Laws and Rules for Engineering Licensure Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22032

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