Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) is the ONLY organization in the state that exists to protect your professional engineering license. Comprised of over 1700 licensed engineers, engineers in training, and engineering student members, PENC is committed to promoting and protecting licensure and the ethical practice of engineering. Learn more >>

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PENC- Engineering Leadership 2014
Charlotte Infrastructure Conference
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 – 9:00am – 6:30pm
UNC Charlotte Student Activity Center Salons
Charlotte, NC
PENC Members & Public Sector Engineers: $135
Non-Members: $165
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Governor Signs Legislation Authorizing New PENC License Plate

Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation authorizing PENC to create its own NC license plate.  The license plate design will look very similar to the graphic pictured above.  In order to proceed with the design and production, PENC will need to collect 300 applications and payment to submit to the Department of Motor Vehicles.  

Once this step is complete, the plate will be in full production and available through the regular license plate application procedures of DMV. 

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PENC State-Only Membership Option Now Available for $186!

PENC has introduced a new membership option that allows you to pick the membership that is best for you!

The State-Only Associate membership is open to all Licensed Engineers or those on the licensure track and affords you all of the benefits of membership in PENC, including: advocacy at the NC General Assembly, access to NC-specific information, discounts on in-person professional development and access to free online professional development opportunitities.

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Did you know that PENC hosts a job board unique to the engineering profession?

It's one of the only career centers in the state that caters exclusively to engineers. And, it is part of a larger Science and Technology network that offers expanded opportunities for job seekers and employers alike.

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Upcoming Events:
Charlotte Regional Seminar
September 9

The PENC Educational Foundation Golf Tournament

September 12

Crooked Creek Golf Course

NC Women in Engineering Conference

October 14, 2014

Foundation for the Carolinas, Uptown Charlotte
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Summer Conference
June 18-20, 2015
Marriot Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC

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