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NSPE-CO Central Chapter April Lunch & Learn
Climate Change from a Chemist's Perspective
Wednesday, April 18th at noon
Our host is Carollo Engineering
390 Interlocken Crescent, Suite 800
Broomfield, Colorado 80021

Advance registration is required. 
This NSPE-CO Central Chapter Lunch & Learn is just $25 ($5 for students), and includes box lunch and PDH certificate.

Registrations after noon on Tuesday, April 17th are $30
About the Presenter:  Dr. Steve Harford is currently the Chief Technologist at Ball Aerospace and has responsibility for internal research as well as planning for future technology development.  Steve has  worked at three alternative energy start-up companies before arriving at Ball as a systems engineer in 2002.  
Steve has a strong interest in anthropomorphic climate change dating back to the release of the Second Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 1995, at which time he was finishing up his PhD in Chemistry and regularly engaged in highly probing debates with the chemistry faculty and students at Stanford, including Nobel Prize winner Henry Taube, a co-enthusiast about carbon and climate.
Over the last 23 years, Steve has been steadily amassing a catalog of what we know and what we don't know about the role of CO2 in global climate, and he will share that catalog in this talk.  The presentation will be from a chemist's perspective, and will provide the basis for Steve's own personal views, which he will share in his talk.  Steve's hope is that at the conclusion of this presentation you will be in a more-informed position to pass your own judgements on public policy regarding energy use and climate change.

For questions or to RSVP contact Rick Skaflen by email.



The NSPE-CO Central Chapter May program is a tour of The Edgar mine, the Colorado School of Mines Experimental Mine in Idaho Springs.

The mountains above Idaho Springs and the nearby communities of Black Hawk, Central City and Georgetown show the abandoned mine openings and remnants of a romantic past: the “Rush to the Rockies” and feverish mining for silver and gold.

The Edgar mine, the Colorado School of Mines Experimental Mine, is a contemporary to that era. In the 1870s, it produced high-grade silver, gold, lead and copper. Today, as an underground laboratory for future engineers, it produces valuable experience for those who are being trained to find, develop, and process the world’s natural resources.

The Mines Mining Engineering Department is proud of the Edgar Experimental Mine and the purposes it serves: educational tours for the public and school groups; cooperation with industry, state, and federal organizations in research; and training of the manpower needed to maintain the nation's leadership in the field of mineral engineering. Industry is highly supportive of the research and educational programs at the mine. In fact, most of the equipment used at the mine is donated by individual businesses and corporations.

The tour promptly at 3 pm or earlier if our entire group has arrived. The mine temperature is 51 degrees, the mine floor is uneven and the tour is a ¾ mile walk and takes about an hour. Dress – obviously the temperature of 51 degrees is a factor, closed toe shoes are required and the mine will provide hard hats.

The Edgar Mine address is 365 8th Avenue, Idaho Springs.


Take I-70 west to exit 240 which is called the Mount Evans exit. Go right at the end of the exit ramp and drive 2 blocks to Colorado Blvd. Turn left on to Colorado Blvd to 8th Ave, Turn right on to 8th Ave. You will go uphill to the north and you will come to a gravel parking lot, drive THRU the parking lot to the Edgar Mine face, this is a one lane dirt road at an 18 per cent grade. Park at the Edgar Mine entrance and once we gather and get hard hats the tour will begin.

Advance registration is required. There is a limit of 20 participants.
Registrations after noon on May 2nd are $20.


Click here to register!

For questions, contact Rick Skaflen by email.

NSPE-CO is the interdisciplinary professional engineering organization dedicated to supporting members in the ethical and professional practice of engineering, preserving the health, safety and welfare of the public while promoting the growth and development of the profession.    



NSPE-CO Education Foundation 2018 Golf Tournament

2018 Marks the 25th Anniversary of the NSPE-CO Education Golf Tournament. 

Date: Monday, June 25th 2018 8:00 AM shot gun start.

Location: The Club at Pradera, 5225 Raintree Drive, Parker CO 80134. Phone 303-607-5700
Fee: $ 150 per player includes coffee, range balls, green fee, cart, lunch and awards
Format: Four person scramble.
Payment must be made by June 15, make check payable to NSPE-CO EF. Mail cash or check to: Balu Bhayani, 6905 Blackhawk Place Colorado Springs CO 80919.


Contact Balu for corporate, breakfast, lunch and beverage cart sponsorship options.

Hole Sponsor ship: $ 150 per hole.

The NSPE-CO Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3)
Organization, supporting engineering and scientific
educational activities of the National Society of
Professional Engineers—Colorado, including Bridge
Building for high school students, MATHCOUNTS
for junior high school students, and other
educational programs and scholarships.


The NSPE-CO Awards - Congratulations to the 2017 Honorees

Congratulations to those honored at the 2017 NSPE-CO Awards.  Details on the 2018 Awards, including nomination process and sponsorship opportunities are coming soon.

Dave Kreneck, P.E., F-NSPE  2017 Selection as NSPE Fellow

Ethan Alcazar (Eaton High School) - K-12 Student of the Year

Clinton Parapat (Colorado School of Mines 2017 Graduate) - University Student of the Year

Matt Bixby (Cherry Creek Challenge School) - K-12  Educator of the Year

Peter Marxhausen, P.E.  (University of Colorado- Denver) - University Educator of the Year

William Pierce, P.E. (Knott Laboratory) -Young Engineer of the Year

Steve Knapp, P.E.  (Knott Laboratorys)  -Project Manager of the Year

Mark Westberg, P.E. (City of Wheatridge) - Public Sector Engineer of the Year

Nate Dowden, P.E. (RMG Engineering) - Manager of the Year

Pamela Quillin, P.E. (Quillin Engineering) - Woman Engineer of the Year

Martin/Martin, Inc.  - Project of the Year



Thank you to our great 2017 NSPE-CO Awards sponsors!

 2017 Platinum Sponsor:



2017 Silver Sponsor:


Photo Sponsor:  The Unfound Door

Bronze Sponsors

Palace Construction, The Law Office of James Nelson and The NSPE-CO Central Chapter

Educator of the Year and Student of the Year Awards sponsored by the NSPE-CO Education Foundation


Bridge Building celebrates 51 Years!

Congratulations to the participants in the High School Bridge Building Contest!

About Bridge Building:
The annual Model Bridge Building Contest is a statewide program aimed at  providing interaction and communication among practicing engineers, high school   students, and other professionals. Its underlying objectives are to enhance the  appeal of engineering careers to high school students, begin establishing their   relationships with the professional community, and improve the prospects that such careers will be mutually beneficial to both society and the individual.

The top winners from each region in the state competition are eligible to  advance to the International Contest. A student from Parker, Colorado took first place in the International competition and received a four year scholarship to the Illinois Institute of Technology!

Click here for the Bridge Building main page.


First Place Prizes of a $2,000 scholarship for the winning student who enrolls in an accredited Engineering program, courtesy of ACEC-Colorado and the National Society of Professional Engineers- Colorado Education Foundation.


Second prize awards of $250 in each region courtesy of American Public Works Association -  Colorado Chapter


Job Postings

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    Professional Engineer I, Denver Metro Traffic Program

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