Top Member Benefit Receives National Award: PE Magazine Lauded for New Design

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Monday, August 20, 2007

The National Society of Professional Engineers' feature publication and top rated member benefit, PE magazine, has been presented with a Magnum Opus Award in the Most Improved Design category by Publications Management and the Missouri University School of Journalism.

"Redesigning and relaunching a flagship publication is never an easy task," said NSPE Executive Director Lawrence Jacobson. "But our hard work has paid off and we've achieved success with both the new design and the content in PE magazine. I think our members will agree this award is well deserved."

The honorable mention award follows the relaunch of Engineering Times as PE magazine beginning with the January/February issue in 2006. Engineering Times was published by NSPE beginning in 1979, and up until the redesign, served as NSPE's flagship publication for engineering and member news. Plans to launch PE magazine began in 2005, following the efforts of NSPE's Future Directions Task Force to reinvent the society.

The Magnum Opus acknowledges and rewards every aspect of an internal or external publication's marketing and messaging success in the areas of writing, design, strategy, and management. Only the most highly qualified professionals are responsible for assessing quality. For more information about the awards, visit

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The National Society of Professional Engineers is the national society of engineering professionals from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 44,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters.