Continuing Education Conference at the University of Utah

The Utah Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE-UT), the University of Utah Engineering Alumni Association, and the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing are partnering again this year to hold a full-day Continuing Education Conference.

This free event will be held on Saturday, May 20 2023 at the University of Utah Warnock Engineering Building.  It is a great opportunity for all Utah PEs to learn and earn continuing education hours toward license renewal.  A virtual broadcast will be offered again this year so the Conference can reach those not able to attend in person.  Lunch will be available for a small fee (NSPE members and presenters eat free).

Registration for the conference closed on May 15.
You may still attend the conference in person as a walk-in or request the virtual link by email:  We will have a limited number of lunches available for walk-ins to purchase.

The Utah Society of Professional Engineers, NSPE-UT, is pleased to announce the 2022 Continuing Education Conference for all Utah Professional Engineers (PEs).

This event is presented in partnership with Utah DOPL, University of Utah Engineering Alumni Association and GoEngineer. It is free to all licensed Utah PEs and will include informative engineering-related content from knowledgeable presenters in several discipline areas. PEs can receive PDHs toward re-licensure for sessions they attend.

For the first time, the conference will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar for those who cannot attend in person and to reach those who live away from the Wasatch Front – please register to receive a link to the broadcast.

We encourage you to take a moment to review the agenda and register for the conference and hope to see you there!



Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
RSVP Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2023
Location: University of Utah, Warnock Engineering Building LL104 & Catmull Gallery
72 S Central Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Cost: Free Attendance for Utah licensed professional engineers
Lunch: $10.00 at the door; USPE members eat free
Credits: Attendees will receive 1 CE credit for each hour of lecture attended (certificates available)



7:30am Check-In
8:00am Nancy Henson, NI – Engineering Creativity on Demand – Yes! Engineers Are Creative
9:00am Larry Howell PE PhD, Brigham Young University – Compliant Mechanisms: Nonintuitive Fundamentals and Impactful Applications
10:00am Georges Bonnet, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – Salt Lake Temple Renovation Project
11:00am James Campbell, PacifiCorp – The Path to Net‐Zero
12:00pm – Lunch Break 
  • Box Lunches Available (Please RSVP on registration page)
    • $10 (venmo or credit cards preferred)
    • Presenters and Active NSPE-UT members – Free
  • Order of the Engineer Ceremony
    • Separate registration and ring cost required to participate
    • To register email:
1:00pm Mark Athay PE, TRC Companies Inc – Texas Power Outages – Causes and Lessons Learned
2:00pm Morgan Barron, US Army – M&S Engineering Challenges in Electrification of Vehicles
3:00pm Jody Smith PE, Materion – Our Safety, 40 Years of MSHA History
4:00pm John A. Palmer PE PhD, Palmer Engineering and Forensics – The Engineering Hierarchy for Safety

Co-Sponsored by University of Utah College of Engineering Alumni Association. Partial funding for this educational opportunity has been provided by the Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing and the Education and Enforcement Fund.


House number and street name or PO Box.
Apartment, Suite, etc.
Please enter the university or school from which you will or have graduated.
Will you be participating in the Order of the Engineer ceremony?
Engineering Degree

Ring Cost (Pay onsite): $15

Ring Size (Little Finger of your working hand):
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Please note University Parking is not enforced on Saturdays