The 2020 Annual Continuing Education Conference has been cancelled.

We hope that this message finds you well! We are mindful of those who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 situation.

This event, traditionally held in May, sponsored by the Utah Society of Professional Engineers (USPE) in partnership with DOPL and the University of Utah Alumni Association, has been on hold since March with the hope of improvement in the current health crisis. Continuing restrictions for in-person gatherings at the University of Utah and elsewhere, however, make it very unlikely that a suitable date will be available throughout the remainder of the year.

We want to thank all who agreed to present at the conference for their willingness and preparation – we hope to hear from you in 2021!

For those requiring CE hours, we suggest the excellent resources provided by our parent organization, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), which includes up to 15 free CE hours with membership in the society. We encourage you to learn more and to join NSPE.

USPE Board


Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Location: University of Utah, WEB LL104 & Catmull Gallery
Warnock Engineering Building
72 S Central Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Cost: Free Attendance
Credits: Attendees will receive 1 CE credit for each hour of presentations attended
(PDH’s available)
Lunch: $10.00 at the door; USPE members eat free


Registration is now closed


The schedule below may change prior to the event; please watch for an updated agenda.

7:00 am Order of the Engineer Ceremony
(Ring cost and separate registration required to participate)
8:00 am Project Management Essentials
Angela Trego
9:00 am How to Sleep at Night – Layer of Protection Analysis
Dan Martin
10:00 am Implementation of Renewable Power Equipment
Mike Van Voorhis
11:00 am A UAV Bringing Boyle’s Law, Lithium Batteries and RADAR Together
Doug Datwyler
Noon LUNCH – Free for active NSPE/USPE members $10 for non-members
1:00 pm Discussion of Utah licensure Concerns and Becoming Active in Our Community
Brad Allen
2:00 pm Could We Build The Transcontinental Railroad Today?
Stephen Sussdor
3:00 pm Solar Powered Airplanes
Dr. Jerry Bowman
4:00 pm
Chemical Engineering Innovation Lab
This teaching lab combines the “internet of things” with a Maker Space
Civil Engineering Traffic Lab Tour
The Traffic Lab a Traffic Operations Center. With equipment, software, hardware, and communications infrastructure
Nanofabrication Lab
Nano-Scale Fabrication, Surface Analysis and Industrial Process Design
Natural History Museum Solar Panel Electrical Plant
Solar panel viewing and electrical room overview
Nuclear Engineering TRIGA Reactor
Utah TRIGA Reactor used for Nuclear Medicine and Space Research