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President's Message

Volunteer Today - There Are Many Opportunities in Kansas City

Authors: Jim Guthrie, Clint Mason, Derek Vap

Many P.E.s, graduate engineers, EITs, associates, and friends in the Kansas City metro area volunteer their time and expertise in supporting community activities which are aimed at providing needed services for many; but also to provide positive experiences for boys and girls through many different “STEM” (science; technology; engineering; & mathematics) focused programs.

Participation in the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Western Chapter (MSPE-WC) programs allows many engineers and their friends to provide civic service to their community and allows them a chance to offer that spark that possibly helps a youngster decide to pursue a career in a STEM field.

What helped you decide to go to college; or pursue a particular discipline in engineering?  Was it your parents; or a school teacher; or a relative who provided a good example; or maybe it was the engineer who volunteered at your high school to help your physics teacher build a robot for your team?  Most engineers were encouraged or inspired to consider engineering by someone who took the time to share their time and passion for engineering with them.

Participation in MSPE is an excellent way to give back to the engineering community through volunteering.  The goal of MSPE-WC is to promote the ethical and competent practice of engineering.  Our chapter accomplishes this by creating a network of engineering professionals and leaders in the Kansas City area and by promoting engineering as a career to middle and high school students.  Participation in MSPE-WC can take on many forms.  The first step is to attend local monthly meetings.  MSPE-WC is always looking for volunteers to lead committees or to assist in putting on our special events.  MSPE-WC has several programs and annual community outreach efforts in which one can become involved.

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