Sustaining University Program Information

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The Professional Engineers in Higher Education (PEHE) interest group of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), through the Sustaining University Program (SUP), develops and supports programs that provide engineering educators with resources to assist them and their students. PEHE currently offers a variety of programs that benefit PEs in higher education, including:

  • $5,000 Engineering Education Excellence Award that recognizes faculty members for linking engineering education with professional practice.

  • A new institutional award, Professionalism Progress Award ($1000), to recognize actions in promoting licensure, ethics, and professionalism.

  • Resources for educators such as the white paper on The Fundamentals of Engineering Exam as an Assessment Tool of Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs, webinars like The Essentials of Ethics and Professionalism for Students and Young Engineers and other best practice examples.

  • Complimentary PE magazine subscriptions for all institutions with EAC/ABET accredited engineering programs.

For a complete list of PEHE resources, please visit

This year, the work of PEHE continues to focus on the importance of licensure and ways to help faculty support the goals of NSPE with new initiatives such as:

  • Engaging young engineers to promote and connect The Order of the Engineer (OE) to engineering faculty, graduating seniors, and practicing professionals;

  • Evaluating the impact of the change in FE exam administration on numbers taking the exam, passing rates, pre-exam reviews, and promoting the FE exam as an assessment tool in EAC/ABET accredited engineering programs;

  • Continuing the discussion to encourage streamlined processes for faculty licensure;

  • Developing a clearinghouse of relevant best practices from PEHE members; and

  • Coordinating activities at the local, state, and national levels in matters affecting sustainable educational policies and practices.

We need your support to continue with this mission to enhance engineering education at all levels by encouraging professional licensure and professionalism and leadership in engineering practice. Therefore, please download the form to enroll your university today.

Thank you for considering this great opportunity to strengthen you professional development through NSPE. Please contact me directly at if you have any questions or suggestions, or if you wish to discuss these matters.

Sincerely Yours,

Dennis D. traux, PhD., P.E., BCEE
2015–16 PEHE Chair