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. 

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

aerial view of LIGO detector

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction o...

NSB Statement on LIGO Announcement

NSB logo

"LIGO's detection is one of the coolest discoveries in decades, and hints at the hopes and dreams we have for the 'O,' an observator...

LIGO: Einstein Was Right

Still from animation of merger of two black holes A century ago, Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of space-time that result from the universe's most violent phenomena. A hundred years later, NS...

National Science Foundation issues call for Zika virus proposals

An Aedes aegypti mosquito

Dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, West Nile virus -- and now Zika. Is our interaction with the environment somehow responsible for the increase in incidence of these diseases?

Through ...

Statement from France Córdova in support of Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan

France Cordova

"Investments in fundamental research by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have resulted in innovative ways to secure information and enhance privacy in an increasingly connected society," sa...

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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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